World Jul 24, 2020

Horrors of trans-Atlantic slavery traced through DNA study

A new DNA study published Thursday sheds fresh light on the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, from the legacy of rape that can be seen in today's genetics to how disease likely decimated some groups forced to work in deadly conditions. For example, DNA ...

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump's wrath

World Jul 18, 2020

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump's wrath

After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn't mention the word ban or that specific flag. The policy, laid out in a memo released Friday, was described by officials ...

Pentagon eyes new way to bar Confederate flag

World / Politics Jul 17, 2020

Pentagon eyes new way to bar Confederate flag

Defense leaders, who for weeks have been tied in knots over the incendiary issue of banning the Confederate flag, are weighing a new policy that would bar its display at department facilities without actually mentioning its name, several U.S. officials said Thursday. No final decisions ...

400-year-old spice-laden shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal

World Sep 25, 2018

400-year-old spice-laden shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal

Archaeologists searching Portugal's coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, specialists said on Monday. "From a heritage perspective, this is the discovery of the decade," project director Jorge Freire said. "In Portugal, this ...