Today in History

In 1214, France prevailed in the Battle of Bouvines over the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and England.In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner...
Norway's Kristoff wins stage

...offered some relief over a flat course from Tallard, southeast France's parachuting capital, toward Nimes, known for its Roman arena and bullfighting. More relief comes Monday - a second rest day.This ride showed yet again on the Tour how mighty efforts...
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

...its nine Tour riders only after the team suspended Czech rider Roman Kreuziger. Just days before announcing its Tour roster last...It's also wrong to think that I'm doing the Tour because Roman Kreuziger isn't. Had he been able to start, we would have...
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence to work and pray for peace and do everything in our power to break the "mortal circle of hatred" in our world, in our society and in our hearts.? Burns is the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau and Southeast Alaska.
The story behind Juneau's 'iron' throne

...past, Guaneli, a retired assistant attorney general for the state of Alaska, and Voelkers, an architect, have built the Roman Pantheon, Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building - complete with a King Kong on the top, gripping a blonde doll - out...
The Brazil Beat

...last in its group, losing to the United States and Portugal and reaching a draw with Germany.Vanessa Perini Moojen of the Roman Catholic Church's Migrant Support Center said the asylum-seekers "faced life-threatening situations back home." She...
California Chrome breaks away for Derby win

...horses struggling a little bit, and he was just smooth."Dale Romans, who trained eighth-place Medal Count, quickly changed his...way he looked, the way he was prepared and the way he ran," Romans said. "Now he has a new fan."Commanding Curve, a 37-1...
Today in Sports History

...holding off a late charge from Animal Kingdom to win as a 12-1 underdog. Ridden by Jesus Lopez Castanon and trained by Dale Romans, Shackleford wins by three-quarters of a length in 1:56.21.2011 - Bernard Hopkins, at age 46, becomes the oldest...
Today In Sports History

...she and Manon Bollegraf beat Ingelisa Driehuis and Maja Muric 6-4, 6-2 in a doubles quarterfinal.2001 - Russian swimmer Roman Sludnov becomes the first person to swim the 100-meter breaststroke in under a minute, breaking a world record for the second...
Quebec town still recovering from train disaster a year later

...accident that prompted Canada and the U.S. to tighten regulations and phase out old tanker models. There will be special Roman Catholic masses, a 47-minute candlelight walk and the unveiling of a monument etched with the names of those killed.Many...
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