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  • Manfred Rommel dies at 84; son of 'Desert Fox,' former German mayor

    Manfred Rommel, the former mayor of the German city of Stuttgart and the son of the World War II field marshal dubbed the "Desert Fox," has died. He was 84. Rommel died Thursday, local authorities said in a statement on Stuttgart's official website....
  • Franklin McCain dies at 73; one of the 'Greensboro Four'

    When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him. "If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so...
  • Smithsonian has 'no plans' to display Trayvon Martin hoodie

    Smithsonian has 'no plans' to display Trayvon Martin hoodie
    As the FBI reviews the evidence in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, museum curators in Sanford are preparing future exhibits that will showcase the life of the 17-year-old teen who Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 29, shot and killed on...
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94; creator of the AK-47 assault rifle

    Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94; creator of the AK-47 assault rifle
    Interviewers always asked Mikhail Kalashnikov the same question and he always gave the same answer: Yes, he could sleep at night. Quite easily, thank you. Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, a cheap, simple, rugged assault rifle that became the weapon of...
  • Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion

    Fannie Mae posts 2nd-quarter profit, will pay U.S. $10.2 billion
    WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the housing market rebound, bailed-out mortgage-finance giant Fannie Mae posted its sixth straight quarterly profit in the April-June period and will pay an additional $10.2 billion in dividends to the federal government. The...
  • Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat

    Treasury's Lael Brainard is reportedly considered for Fed board seat
    WASHINGTON -- With the Federal Reserve Board facing the potential departure of all its women members, President Obama reportedly is considering nominating a top female Treasury official, Lael Brainard, to fill one of the seats. Brainard, the...
  • Californians climb the learning curve for AMBER text alerts

    Southern California residents got their first exposure to the new America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response system Monday night, when their mobile phones suddenly displayed an alert telling them to be on the lookout for two children believed to have...
  • Give Snowden his due: He made a surveillance debate possible

    They call it the “Snowden effect.” Whatever you think of fugitive former National Security Agency consultant Edward J. Snowden -- hero, traitor, something in between -- his revelations about electronic surveillance programs have inspired a...
  • After Bezos purchase, Sulzberger says N.Y. Times 'is not for sale'

    After Bezos purchase, Sulzberger says N.Y. Times 'is not for sale'
    Don't expect a surprise announcement by the Sulzberger family about selling the New York Times any time soon. After Amazon.com billionaire Jeffrey Bezos announced he was buying the family-owned Washington Post this week, Times publisher Arthur...
  • What they're saying about Jack W. Germond

    What they're saying about Jack W. Germond
    Political journalist, author and TV pundit Jack W. Germond, whose half century covering Washington included two decades at The Baltimore Sun, died today at 85. Here's what other media outlets are writing about him. With Germond, goes untold...
  • Justice Scalia dishes on devil, Ginsburg on her future

    Justice Scalia dishes on devil, Ginsburg on her future
    It's the first week of October, which puts the U.S. Supreme Court in focus in a way it almost never is unless chads are hanging — as in the 2000 post-election mess — or the justices are rendering decisions on fraught subjects like gay marriage...