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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: A Marco Rubio/Jeb Bush clash?

    Chan Lowe: A Marco Rubio/Jeb Bush clash?
    To say that Marco Rubio needs more seasoning before he lunges for the presidency is to be charitable.   Considering his maladroit handling of the immigration issue and — most lately — climate change, Rubio clearly hasn’t developed...
  • TV's presidential portrayals go from salute to 'Hail to the Creep'

    It all used to be so simple — and patriotic. If the president of the United States were to appear as a character on a television series, and it was a rarity, he was generally upright, forthright and just, well, right. "Even when he was a hack, the...
  • Kashkari speaks to Log Cabin about what he'd do as governor

    Kashkari speaks to Log Cabin about what he'd do as governor
    Neel Kashkari has his sights set on Sacramento, but he has no desire to take high-speed rail to get there. Kashkari, a Laguna Beach resident seeking to become the Republican nominee to challenge incumbent Jerry Brown for governor this fall, said money...
  • GOP's Mitch McConnell sets his sights on Senate majority leader post

    Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, is on the verge of snaring the job he's dreamed about for years: majority leader. Less than a year after a widely unpopular government shutdown dealt the GOP a political blow, McConnell and his fellow...
  • Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train

    Liz Blackwelder dies at 93; rode in Bicentennial Wagon Train
    Liz Blackwelder saddled her horse in Pomona, put on her wide-brimmed hat and started riding east across the United States. She hit winter weather in Arizona and northern New Mexico, trudging on through snow and temperatures so low that icicles formed on...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...