| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:48 PM
Philip Morris Cos. CEO
Hamish Maxwell, 87, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its purchase of General Foods Corp. and takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate in the...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:57 PM
As one of the nation’s top burn surgeons, Dr. David Heimbach was a perfect choice to enlist as a star witness. His dramatic testimony about babies burned to death in furniture fires helped convince lawmakers they shouldn’t scale back use of...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:33 AM
In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69.
The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease,...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The golden age of live television in the 1950s was problematic for TV critics: By the time they wrote about a live show, it had come and gone.
But a young assistant director, Steven Scheuer, came up with a way to get reviews in print before the shows...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:59 PM
In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University that, like them, "I'm a little scared but also excited."
Abramson, the focus of a...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:15 AM
For the third consecutive year, The Aegis was honored as Newspaper of the Year among the state's largest circulation non-daily papers by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association during the organization's annual awards luncheon Friday.
| May 16, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The Baltimore Sun was named Newspaper of the Year — and its Darkroom blog was recognized as the best among websites — by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association on Friday.
The Sun has been chosen Newspaper of the Year eight times in the...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:55 AM
If ever there was a chance to give a rabble-rousing commencement speech devoid of forgettable platitudes, Jill Abramson had it. She declined.
Oh, she gave the speech, to the graduating class of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, on Monday. She...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Five hand drawn illustrations of Los Angeles are published on the Jan. 1, 1896 Times front page....
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The New York Times announced Wednesday that executive editor Jill Abramson is unexpectedly leaving her post and will be replaced by Dean Baquet, the newspaper's current managing editor.
Formerly an investigative correspondent and Washington editor,...