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On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept renounced 58 years…

On May 16, 1939, the federal government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York.

On May 14, 1955, representatives from eight Communist bloc countries, including the Soviet Union, signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland. (The Pact …

On May 13, 1607, English colonists arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore …

The verdict of history is that the trade war that’s now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good — with consequences th…

The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and American Meghan Markle is Saturday, May 19, and royal fever is running hot. A Harry-and-Meghan-theme…

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Britain's Prince Harry is engaged to marry the American actress Meghan Markle and will wed in the spring 2018, the royal palace announced on Monday morning, ending days of feverish speculation in the tabloids over when their engagement would be revealed.