| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:57 PM
Larry Speakes, who strained to mediate between a hungry press corps and a media-distrustful White House during six years as President Reagan's press secretary, has died. He was 74.
Speakes died in his sleep Friday at his home in Cleveland, Miss. He...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:15 AM
IPod. IPad. IStamp?
Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and chief executive of Apple, is among several pop culture figures who will be featured on U.S. postage stamps over the next few years.
The stamp for Jobs, who led Apple during its creation and then...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Governments. Embassies. Energy companies. Universities. Activists.
They've all been victims of what researchers are calling one of the most advanced cybersecurity threats they've ever seen.
On Monday, a Kaspersky Lab security research team released...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:34 PM
WASHINGTON — "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets.
But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Activist attorney Leonard J. Kerpelman, best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital of complications from a tumor. He was...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Long before jazz pianist Billy Taylor became world-famous, he planned in high school to switch to saxophone. But then he heard the new kid in school — Frank Wess — play the horn.
"He's the reason I don't play the tenor saxophone," Taylor...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Mary Finch Hoyt
Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter
Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington...