| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:39 PM
Award-winning investigative journalist
Raul Ramirez, 67, an investigative newspaper journalist who went on to help build a prominent Northern California public radio news operation, died Friday at home in Berkeley, said San Francisco...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:46 PM
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....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy was running for president.
"I jumped into my Jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:28 AM
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.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Sara Fritz, an award-winning journalist who covered politics on Capitol Hill for more than three decades, including 14 years at the Los Angeles Times, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. She was 68.
Fritz developed a lung infection after successful hip...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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.