Stories tagged: Civil War
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 4:28 P.M.
First sign of enhanced U.S.-Russia relations under Trump: An invite to Syria talks
Russia has invited the incoming Trump administration to Syrian peace talks it is sponsoring later this month with Turkey and Iran, part of a process from which President Barack Obama’s …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 1:36 P.M.
Russia says it starts Syrian drawdown with aircraft carrier
Russia announced on Friday that it is withdrawing its aircraft carrier and some other Russian warships from the waters off Syria as the first step in a drawdown of its …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 7:52 A.M.
Aleppo evacuations in heavy snow end brutal war chapter
Hundreds of rebel fighters and civilians, including small children swaddled in thick blankets, were bused out of war-ravaged Aleppo in heavy snow on Wednesday as the evacuation of former rebel …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
‘Aleppo is now a synonym for hell,’ says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Diplomats sought to salvage the evacuation of eastern Aleppo after it stalled Friday amid recriminations by both sides in Syria’s civil war, raising fears the cease-fire could collapse with thousands …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Evacuations underway in devastated eastern Aleppo
Hundreds of people were evacuated from the besieged rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo on Thursday with plans for more to soon leave the devastated area.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 8:23 P.M.
Syrian army presses Aleppo advance as attacks kill civilians
A series of artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria’s eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Nall runs for 4 TDs in Oregon State’s 34-24 win over Oregon
Ryan Nall rushed for 155 yards and four touchdowns, and the Oregon State Beavers snapped an eight-game Civil War losing streak with a 34-24 victory over the rival Oregon Ducks …
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016
Wave of ethnic killings engulfs town in South Sudan
Once a beacon of coexistence, the town of Yei is now a center of the country’s renewed civil war, gripped by a wave of killings among South Sudan’s dozens of …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 4:24 P.M.
New Capitol dome, a refurbished symbol of unity, to be unveiled Tuesday
In the depths of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is said to have viewed the construction of the U.S. Capitol dome as a symbol of the Union’s endurance.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016, 9:40 P.M.
Syrian rebels leery of cease-fire plan set to start Monday
BEIRUT – Rebel factions in Syria expressed deep reservations on Sunday about the terms of a U.S.-Russian deal that seeks to restart the peace process for the war-torn country, with …
SATURDAY, AUG. 27, 2016, 9:16 P.M.
Headstone of Civil War soldier to be fixed after 154 years
A Civil War soldier misidentified when he was buried at an Ohio cemetery more than 150 years ago is to get a new headstone.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
In a first, Russia uses Iran base to bomb targets in Syria
Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia’s Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow’s bombing campaign in …
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 7:59 P.M.
U.S., Russia agree on ‘steps’ in Syria, but won’t say what
The United States and Russia agreed Friday on new steps they said could make a difference in Syria’s relentless civil war, hinting at an improbable military partnership that has been …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, NOON
Civil War reignites - again - at Deep Creek
The Battle of Deep Creek will bring in hundreds of soldiers and other participants, plus thousands of spectators, for the annual Civil War battle re-enactment this weekend.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
U.S. colleges offer Syrian refugees scholarships
Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors – and their financial aid – to Syrian refugees.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Shock, fear in Syrian government bastions after bombings
Convoys of coffins streamed through the streets and mourners fired guns in the air Tuesday as two Syrian coastal towns – government strongholds that had gone relatively untouched throughout the …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 9:17 A.M.
Poll: Millennials more open to idea of slavery reparations
A vast majority of white Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves, but more than half of blacks say it’s a good idea and Hispanics …
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 3:33 P.M.
South Carolina Secessionist Party to raise Confederate flag
The Confederate flag will return temporarily to the South Carolina State House this summer.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
20 Arkansas homes evacuated because of Civil War landmine
Police in Hot Springs, Arkansas, have evacuated about 20 homes after a man mistook a Civil War-era landmine for a cannonball and took it home.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 12:53 P.M.
Confederate-themed flag lawsuit to be defended by Mississippi
Mississippi’s attorney general says he will defend the Confederate-themed state flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove the banner, even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and …
THURSDAY, NOV. 26, 2015, 9:49 P.M.
The Civil War features Ducks on the rise, down Beavers
Vernon Adams Jr. is grateful the No. 18 Ducks are on track to finish strong after a senior season of ups and downs.
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
Kathleen Parker: Saluting the surrendering of pride for the greater good
The past may not be past, as William Faulkner once put it. But it sure seems to be leaving. As I watched the broadcast of the Confederate battle flag being …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
Rockets launched from Syria hit Golan Heights, Israel says
JERUSALEM – At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said. The exchange came after an …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
U.S. may arm some Syria rebels
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, in an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to …
SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013
Ducks find a way
EUGENE, Ore. – Marcus Mariota gave Josh Huff all the credit for the 12-yard touchdown pass with 29 seconds left that swung another Civil War rivalry game Oregon’s way. “Quite …
TUESDAY, NOV. 19, 2013, 7:33 A.M.
Gettysburg Address event to mark 150th anniversary
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, historians …
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013, 10:30 A.M.
New map may explain Lee’s decisions at Gettysburg
GETTYSBURG, Pa. — On the second day of fighting at Gettysburg, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee listened to scouting reports, scanned the battlefield and ordered his second-in-command, James Longstreet, to …
THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013, 7:04 A.M.
UN says nearly 93,000 killed in Syrian conflict
BEIRUT — Nearly 93,000 people have been confirmed killed since Syria’s civil war began more than two years ago, the U.N. said today, a sharp rise in the death toll …
SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 2012
Determined genealogists combine to restore memory of soldier
One mystery surrounding Pvt. Hugh McLaughlin was recently solved. For 106 years, the Confederate soldier’s body lay in an unmarked grave in Spokane’s Greenwood Memorial Terrace cemetery.
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
Hillyard VFW volunteers acquire cemetery
The hilly lot covered with big pines is not a quiet place. It’s just south of an interchange of the North Spokane Corridor, and it sits beneath buzzing power lines. …