Hundreds of thousands evacuated in China after heaviest rains in decades

The heaviest rainfall in decades has triggered floods and landslides in southern China, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, state media reported. The downpours have dangerously swelled waterways in the low-lying Pearl River basin in recent days, threatening manufacturing, shipping and logistics operations at a time when supply chains are already stressed … Read more

How Hongkongers were silenced after three decades of commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

Mourners in several cities are scheduled on Saturday to mark the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, when China’s military killed hundreds and perhaps thousands of protesters in Beijing. But for the first time, commemorations in Hong Kong are set to be largely muted. The last official, mass Tiananmen vigil in Victoria Park in 2019. … Read more

He’s Spent Decades Wandering Antietam – Here’s What He’s Found

On a baby-blue sky fall afternoon, Richard Clem and I stand among the remains of cornstalks in a field on the old Otho J. Smith Farm near the Antietam battleground. The South Mountain range stretches across the horizon to the east; roughly 350 yards away stand large, modern farm buildings. A hint of cow manure … Read more

Vietnam Medal of Honor Marine Dies After ‘decade’s long battle’ with Cancer

Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley died Wednesday after a “decade’s long battle with cancer,” according to the Marine Corps. Born Dec. 20, 1937, in Caledonia, Arkansas, Canley was 84 years old. He had enlisted in the Corps in 1953 and retired as a sergeant major in 1981, with three … Read more