As we celebrate the birthday of our nation, a happy summer day of patriotic flag-waving and bicycle parades, it’s a good time to recall what makes our country special, why people from all over the world risk everything to come to our shores.
From his criticism of the Federal Reserve to his mean libertarian streak, Sen. Rand Paul is certainly his father's son. But on the issue of Israel, the Kentucky Republican falls far from the tree. Or at least, he'd like voters to think so.
The excitement Rodney Hilton Brown felt as a young boy searching for rusty Revolutionary War relics in forgotten Philadelphia attics has only deepened in his obsessive quest for iconic artifacts that tell the story of America’s bravery and courage on the bloody battlefields of World War II.
A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title -- she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.
In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives have offered to pay the fines for a Florida veteran who is facing foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop.