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  • Howard H. Baker Jr. dies at 88; respected Washington insider

    Howard H. Baker Jr., the Republican senator from Tennessee who framed the question that cut to the heart of the official inquiry into the Watergate scandal, died Thursday, four days after a stroke. He was 88. His death at his home in Huntsville, Tenn.,...
  • Carrier Ford passes anchor test

    — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is significantly lighter than its Nimitz-class predecessors, so its anchor-handing system is about half as heavy. That puts the Ford's anchor at a mere 30,000 pounds. The 1,440-foot anchor chain, made from...
  • Peter Arnett: In Baghdad, we could see the fall of Saigon all over again

    Exploding shells and rockets rattled me awake in the early hours of a misty Tuesday morning in Saigon. I scrambled to my hotel roof and watched as fireballs, smoke and debris burst across the city's famous airport once one of the busiest in the world, now...
  • Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm

    Breaking New Ground: Women At The Helm
    At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum: "You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you." Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
  • GOP still faces war with tea party

    WASHINGTON The Republican Party establishment once again won a big battle, this time in Mississippi. But it's still facing a prolonged, bitter war with tea party insurgents. Tea party activists and rebellious conservative groups were fuming Wednesday...
  • Robert D. Stuart Jr., former CEO of Quaker Oats, dies

     Robert D. Stuart Jr., former CEO of Quaker Oats, dies
    Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
  • Living Here: The shipyard

    Living Here: The shipyard
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy. On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
  • New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons brings leadership and diplomacy skills

    New Clippers CEO Dick Parsons brings leadership and diplomacy skills
    Dick Parsons, the former Time Warner chairman, has been tapped to be the new chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers. Parsons will try to bring stability and leadership to an organization reeling from the lifetime ban of its owner, Donald Sterling,...
  • Counting on summer's promise of boundless books

     Counting on summer's promise of boundless books
    I tried to reread "Infinite Jest" last summer. More like: planned to reread it. I joined a Facebook group modeled on Infinite Summer, the 2009 digital reading project in which hundreds of readers and commentators (including John Green and Colin Meloy)...
  • NBA names interim chief executive for Clippers

    NBA names interim chief executive for Clippers
    One of America's most prominent businessmen, known for quelling fierce corporate infighting, was named Friday by the NBA as interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers in a move to restore credibility and stability to the team after owner Donald...
  • Super Street winner Randy Akers continues to hold his own against Langley Speedway's younger drivers

    These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare. Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...
  • Frank Woods dies at 81; helped make Sonoma County a winemaking center

    Frank Woods, whose Clos du Bois vineyard helped to establish Sonoma County as a center for world-class winemaking, has died. He was 81. He collapsed and died May 8 of unknown causes at a gym near his San Francisco home, according to his daughter, Alexis...