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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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


U.S. colleges offer Syrian refugees scholarships

Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors – and their financial aid – to Syrian refugees.


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 …


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 …


South Carolina Secessionist Party to raise Confederate flag

The Confederate flag will return temporarily to the South Carolina State House this summer.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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. …


Civil War series has family days and talks

Spokane may be far away from the major Civil War battlefields but that doesn’t mean the area lacks Civil War buffs. And many of them can surely be found at …


Civil War, one soldier’s take

John Beam was helping clean out his late father’s possessions last fall when he found an old envelope at the back of a pajama drawer. Inside were documents and a …


Sudan cows figure in convoluted Spokane custody case

For some of the best legal minds in Washington state, a complicated Spokane divorce that spanned two continents and a bloody civil war came down to this: 15 cows. The …


Civil War veteran buried in Spokane

Today is Veterans Day, the day we give thanks to our military veterans. Those who are old enough remember it by its previous name, Armistice Day, for the signing on …


Museum celebrates history

Visitors could go back in time during Living History Day at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture. But many said Saturday they wouldn’t want to make the trip without …