| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
As a young boy, when Wyland saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time, he felt something shift within him.
Moments later, two gray whales peeked out from the surface of the water.
A lifelong connection was formed.
"I saw two gray whales spouting...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 1:51 PM
CNN and Soledad O'Brien Thursday announced a new deal that will take her out of the morning weekday anchor chair and make her an independent producer of documentaries for the channel.
The move by new CNN chief Jeff Zucker is a smooth one that keeps a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:46 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly three years after a deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge in New Orleans is set to preside over a high-stakes trial for the raft of litigation spawned by...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday approved an agreement for BP PLC to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a record $4 billion in criminal penalties for the company's role in the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Mr. Sinatra ... I am an Italian!" said the comedienne Kaye Ballard, currying favor way back when.
"And I'm an American," Sinatra shot right back. (Funny, the things that turn up in old files.)
OUR friend Cindy Adams of the Post settled it once and...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:28 PM
On Wednesday, President Obama was in town for a fundraiser, and I headed down to the Hilton Chicago on South Michigan to cover the Keystone protest.
A couple things:
1) It’s telling that despite the supposed scandals engulfing the president, I...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Fox Searchlight's "The East" takes on Wall Street, and at the May 20 premiere in Gotham, the cast and creatives were also unafraid of criticizing that bastion of greed gone wild.
"The whole idea behind the film is that corporations are above the law...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:31 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds.
The good news: At some U.S. campgrounds these days you get live bands, air...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Tesoro Corp. won federal and state clearance for its purchase of BP's Carson refinery, Arco stations and other assets for $2.4 billion, an acquisition that would further concentrate the state's fuel-making capacity into only two players — Tesoro and...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Sailing on his retired U.S. Coast Guard boat "Titan," Ryan Sewell has dealt with hurricanes, sinking ships and deadly fires. But after 10 years on the water, the dangers of the seas don't faze him.
For Sewell, who owns the Fort Lauderdale-based Downrite...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:41 PM
A fifth member of the Obama administration will leave in March. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Wednesday that he’s resigning.
Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich reacted to the resignation with news releases and...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:18 AM
If you're concerned about corporate crime, 2012 looked like a pretty successful year for the good guys.
The Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen paid $762 million in fines and penalties and pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to illegal marketing of...