| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The disclosure that current American drone warfare operations are directed from the presidential office in the White House, with the president himself selecting persons to be assassinated by unmanned American drone aircraft in the Muslim...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"Parkland" hangs on a split second on Nov. 22, 1963, when a president was shot, a country was wounded and a city was brought to its knees. This unsettling film zeros in on the initial impact — just four days — for those closest to the...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
50 years ago this month — on Nov. 22, 1963 — President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald (himself later shot and killed by Jack Ruby). The JFK assassination caused political, social and emotional upheavals...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
“I love history,” Rob Lowe tells me, “because you know somebody didn’t make it up. It actually happened.” Sometimes, those historical events that actually happen are tragic in nature, occasionally to the point of impacting an...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:22 AM
How the 1963 Los Angeles Times covered the President Kennedy assassination....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:32 PM
BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last known surviving member of the German resistance group that tried unsuccessfully to assassinate Adolf Hitler during World War II, has died. He was 90.
He died Friday at his home in Munich, his wife, Gundula von Kleist,...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:49 PM
MOSCOW — Boris Berezovsky, 67, an exiled Russian ex-tycoon who played a key role in bringing Vladimir Putin to power, only to have a bitter falling out, has died in Britain, according to his family and Russian news reports.
Berezovsky had claimed...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The prospect of interviewing Don DeLillo produces a certain anxiety. DeLillo, one of the most heralded American novelists of the past 40 years, has a reputation for being inaccessible, emotionally and otherwise. While by no means a recluse like J.D....
| May 7, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention.
But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
| Nov 4, 2012
BOSTON — Major, sudden and tragic events create indelible images, mental snapshots that enable people, decades later, to recall where they were when they heard the news: the Sept. 11 attacks; the deaths of John Lennon and Diana, Princess of Wales;...
| Feb 14, 2013
Slowly my fingers slid along the surface.
"You know, that's made of Quincy granite," our tour guide said, as my hand went down the edge of John Adams's tomb.
Across the room, my travel partner — and future best man — Bryan Buckler did...