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  • Charles Keating dies at 90; thrift owner accused of bilking investors

    Charles H. Keating Jr., who became the poster child of the savings and loan debacle 25 years ago after his Irvine thrift was seized by federal regulators in what at the time was the nation's costliest bank collapse, has died. He was 90.
  • Charles Keating Jr. dies at 90; key figure in S&L collapse

    Willful and self-assured, Charles H. Keating Jr. strode through a life of outsized public roles — anti-pornography crusader, luxury hotel developer, political kingmaker — on his way to becoming one of the nation's most notorious corporate...

    Charles Keating scandal proves Supreme Court is dead wrong on money

    What a fantastically ironic coincidence that on the same day the Supreme Court struck down a law limiting campaign contributions because money does not automatically corrupt politicians, we received news of the death of Charles Keating, the very poster...

    Briefs: 'Eaters in London

    The UC Irvine contingent at the Olympic Games in London includes Amber Neben, a women's road cyclist who earned a master's degree from UCI. Neben attended Orange Lutheran High and competed in track and field at the University of Nebraska, where she was...

    Obama, McCain: 'Terrorists, Keating Five'

    by Mark Silva "Terrorist'' versus corrupt banker: In the game of guilt by association and mutual assured destruction that the two leading candidates for president appear poised to play, both campaigns are reaching back into the past to find someone...