| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who gave birth to three of her four daughters at home, writes about the advantages of home births in The Atlantic.
Home births are a less expensive and more personal option for some mothers, she writes.
| Jul 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 8:34 AM
BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the United States' oldest cities. It is home to historical sites and with 50 colleges and universities in the area it has a lively, youthful feel.
Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Rose Kennedy was a woman who took a special interest in what her granddaughters wore and how they wore it, her granddaughter Caroline says in her recently published poetry anthology.
At a lunch on Wednesday, Caroline Kennedy described the time she and...
| Sep 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Pianist David Crohan will entertain during the Lighthouse Central Florida Puttin' on the Ritz gala, which takes place this Saturday. The gala raises funds for vision-rehabilitation services that Lighthouse provides to children and adults in Central...
| Sep 16, 2009
"The graveyards of the world," Charles De Gaulle once said, "are filled with indispensable men."
The eloquent shrug of Gallic irony aside, the living do walk away, even from the graves of the great and good, and history -- which is life in the...
| Aug 12, 2009
Women in mid-20th century America were not yet welcome on the grand political stage, but Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- a daughter of uncommon privilege who defined herself as a mother above all -- didn't much care. As the younger sister of President Kennedy...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Photograph by Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times July 15, 1960: Preceded by photographers, John F. Kennedy leads his entourage into the Coliseum. I believe the fellow in the lower left is Stanley Tretick, who frequently photographed Kennedy. Los Angeles...
| Aug 11, 2009
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, whose advocacy for the mentally disabled helped bring people with special needs into the mainstream of American life, has died. She was 88.
Shriver, the sister of President Kennedy and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and the mother of...
| Sep 18, 2006
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Patricia Kennedy Lawford, a sister of President John F. Kennedy whose wedding to actor Peter Lawford in the 1950s was one of the first marriages of politics and Hollywood and provided her brother with many of his closest...
| Aug 26, 2009
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer.
He was 77.
| Aug 30, 2009
Three Kennedys have run for president, and the last of them died Tuesday. Is the myth of Camelot gone with the death of Edward "Ted" Kennedy? Too soon to say. Chris Kennedy chose not to seek a U.S. Senate seat from Illinois but was named last week to...