Smoke rising from two areas of the Richmond National Battlefield Park over the next week will not be the work of overzealous Civil War re-enactors.
United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.
The city of Alexandria, steeped in Civil War history, is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals.
Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.
Government and rebel forces are battling for a key oil producing region.
34 bodies were found as U.N. officials look for evidence of ethnic killings in the country as violence increases.
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, thousands gathered Tuesday, historians and everyday Americans alike, to ponder what the Gettysburg Address has meant to the nation.