In 1787, two events changed the course of history in America – and the world. And George Washington, who two years later would become the first U.S president, would play an indispensable role in both.
Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from their radar, suggesting a possible failure.
Alyce Dixon, the nation's oldest female veteran, who expedited mail delivery in wartime and later worked as a civilian at the Pentagon, facilitating what she called the purchase of everything from "pencils to airplanes," died Jan. 27 at a veterans' retirement center in Washington. She was 108.
One of Mitsubishi's legendary Zero fighter planes took to the skies over Japan on Wednesday for the first time since World War II.