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  • Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image

    Martyl Langsdorf dies at 96; artist created Doomsday Clock image
    Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who created the widely known Doomsday Clock for the first cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, died March 26 at a rehabilitation facility near her home in suburban Chicago of complications from a lung infection. She was...
  • Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher

    Rex Scouten dies at 88; longtime White House chief usher
    Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
  • Dad watches as son injured at Lyric Opera: 'You don't believe it'

    Dad watches as son injured at Lyric Opera: 'You don't believe it'
    A day after he was burned while playing a fire-breathing stilt walker at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, actor Wesley Daniel was doing well and sending out photos of himself at the hospital, according to friends and relatives. "He’s all bandaged up but...
  • The Rose Parade grows up

    It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter — until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in...
  • This presidential database loves running and Legos

    This presidential database loves running and Legos
    Arden Hayes is 5. He loves Legos and running so fast across the living room to flip onto the couch that his feet end up pointing at the ceiling. He also loves the presidents — especially 11 and 33. Arden knows all 44 U.S. presidents. In order....
  • McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general

    McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general
    Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal. It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
  • Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing

    Jack Benny was the everyman with uncanny timing
    Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian. For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...
  • (Small) body of presidential knowledge

     
    Five-year-old Arden Hayes loves Legos. And presidents. He's been reading up on history and can name the chief executives in order and tell you a little — OK, a lot — about them. When he found out that he shared a birthday with FDR, he...
  • McManus: Are businessmen better presidents?

    It's one of Mitt Romney's favorite lines: America needs a businessman in the White House. It's "a basic qualification" for the job, he said in his speech at the Republican convention last month, "one that's essential to [the] task." But what does history...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 3, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • Billy Graham Released From the Hospital

    Billy Graham Released From the Hospital
    ASHEVILLE, NC -- Evangelist Billy Graham was released from an Asheville hospital Tuesday. Graham was being treated for bronchial infection and has returned to his home in Montreat. "Upon admission, he was alert and in good spirits," said the statement,...
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Announces a $20 Million Investment to Support Economic Disaster Recovery in Joplin, Missouri

    WASHINGTON — Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award a $20 million grant to Joplin, Missouri, to assist with the city’s economic recovery following a...