CIVIL WAR REENACTORS BRING LIFE (AND GUN POWDER) TO OHIO HISTORY

Samuel Walgren quietly holds his breath as the P. A. Denny glides through the steady waters of the Ohio River, closer and closer to what, for some, could mean the end.Inch by inch, the atmosphere on the P. A. Denny changes as men in gray wool uniforms and belts prominently stamped “CS” begin to appear through the yellowing, early-fall forest. On the ship, …

Wildfires rage in West, stretching nation’s resources thin

Two California wildfires engulfed more than 13,000 acres Monday, destroying almost 50 properties and leaving many residents displaced. Boy Scout summer campers were trapped temporarily in Los Padres National Park as a massive fire raged through the mountain around them, park spokesman Andrew Madsen said. Campers, which included 65 kids and 15 counselors, were trapped …

Theft, court battles and a lunar trip: The curious tale of one Apollo 11 relic

It’s just a plain white bag marked with the words “lunar sample return,” all in capital letters, a slight tear in the middle and a layer of grayish dust on the inside. All and all, unremarkable. But this unassuming relic, up for auction at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, has quite a tantalizing history, …