| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:37 PM
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.,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:04 AM
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...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:54 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner HenryKissinger underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital on Tuesday and was resting comfortably, hospital officials said.
Kissinger, 91, underwent an aortic valve...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
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....
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
| May 14, 2014
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...
| Mar 28, 2014
The line rang, and a woman answered. "Hello, Justice Stevens' office," she said. I introduced myself as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I told her that I was planning to be in Washington, D.C., and wanted to set up an interview with U.S. Supreme Court...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:33 PM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Any discussion of Barbara Walters' trademark primetime interview specials inevitably winds back to the famous question: "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"
Except that she never delivered that query in quite in that way, even though...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled the most ambitious federal clemency program in 40 years, inviting thousands of jailed drug offenders and other convicts to seek early release as part of a new program intended to correct...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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...