A proposal discussed by British officials in the early 1980s may have been a joke, but it highlighted concerns in Hong Kong about the impending handover and in Northern Ireland about ongoing sectarian unrest.
When the Tour de France starts Saturday in the Netherlands, Boulder-based team Cannondale-Garmin will be lining up with nine riders that team manager Jonathan Vaughters calls the "most motivated" group he's taken to cycling's premiere race.
Toward the end of the Nazi Empire, three Americans fighting to destroy it were captured and spent months in captivity. The men have different stories that share a common thread: They came home after World War II and simply went on with their lives, marrying, raising families and having careers.
The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is threatening to withhold money for the VA hospital in Aurora unless the agency provides a detailed account of the project's billion-dollar cost overrun.
A local official said smoke quit rising Thursday afternoon from the site where a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people.