The people who brought the $100 million Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington to fruition were honored last night with a gala celebration on the lawn of his Mount Vernon plantation, the library’s new home.
Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney participates in a town-hall meeting at Ariel Corp. in Mount Vernon, Ohio. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie introduces Romney. (Source: Bloomberg)
Washington Mutual Inc. , the official equity holders’ committee and some creditors are trying to outsmart one another with legal strategies to push through or kill the global settlement that underpins WaMu’s reorganization plan.
The bridge collapse on Interstate 5 north of Seattle this week highlighted the nation’s aging infrastructure and the lack of significant improvements in the six years since 13 people died when a Minnesota span fell.
As the sun sets over Jerusalem’s Old City and a performer plays a mystical solo on a curved ram’s horn, Glenn Beck appears before an audience near the southern wall of the Temple Mount, a sacred site for both Jews and Muslims that they have battled over for centuries.
The service interruption Metro- North Railroad near New York shows how dependent the busiest U.S. passenger-rail corridor is on electric power and how easily a breakdown in one component can paralyze U.S. infrastructure.
He really did have trouble with his teeth, but everything else most of us know about George Washington will need some readjustment now that Ron Chernow has produced his splendidly detailed biography of the first president of the United States.