| Jan 11, 2011
Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59.
The cause was...
| Jun 1, 2011
Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
| Feb 11, 2012
Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal reporter with a flair for inspirational stories who produced three nonfiction bestsellers, beginning with the 2008 book "The Last Lecture" about life lessons from a dying man, was killed in a car crash Friday. He...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Former White House chief of staff William Daley today offered his prescription for fixing a politically polarized Washington: imposing congressional term limits, doubling House terms to four years and ending archaic Senate rules.
The brother of former...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The best material in Tom Zoellner's "A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America" comes at the beginning: a moment-by-moment breakdown of the events of Jan. 8, 2011, when, at a...
| Apr 26, 2012
Former White House chief of staff William Daley on Wednesday offered his prescription for fixing a politically polarized Washington: imposing congressional term limits, doubling House terms to four years and ending archaic Senate rules.
The brother of...
| Jan 4, 2012
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recently gave her first public interview since she was shot in the head almost a year ago. Her journey — from critically ill patient to someone whose personality was largely intact but still struggled with words...
| Apr 9, 2011
Jane Harman has a new address -- on Pennsylvania Avenue. No, not that address. She's the new honcho at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Starting in 1992, she won nine elections in Southern California's coastal 36th Congressional...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 10:39 AM
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords marked another milestone in her recovery Thursday, serving Thanksgiving dinner to troops at a Tucson military base in what her office said was the first constituent event since an attempt on her life in January.
Giffords and her...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:31 PM
As Rep. Gabrielle Giffords prepared to be sworn in for a third term this January, she was already considering the next step in her political career, a run for the U.S. Senate, or perhaps for governor of Arizona.
The 40-year-old Democrat also had more...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It was just days after she nearly lost her life, and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had just emerged from a coma. But the Arizona Democrat managed to send a message to President Obama about border security as he came to her bedside.
It was Giffords' husband,...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 9:57 AM
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says in her forthcoming book that she will return to Congress, and she details the challenges she's faced recovering from an attempt on her life in Tucson earlier this year.
The Associated Press obtained an early copy of the...