| Sep 7, 2010
Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67.
Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 12:14 AM
PALM DESERT, Calif. -- The body of former first lady Betty Ford is being flown to Michigan Wednesday, where she will be buried with her husband, former President Gerald Ford, following additional funeral services.
The former first lady's remains were...
| Jul 8, 2011
Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford and a co-founder of an eponymous addiction center in California, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
Ford died Friday evening with...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:15 PM
Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo.
The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:20 AM
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said Medicare and Medicaid have to be reformed.
"If you are 55 years or older, Medicare is not going to change for you," he said. "That's the plan we put forward to people who are retired today who are on...
| Jan 9, 2012
Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89.
Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 3:36 PM
"My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives."
Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:00 PM
The perception may be that there is not a lot being accomplished in Washington, D.C. But local congressmen said that is not the case — at least in the House of Representatives.
"There has not been a lot done in Congress," U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-...
| Dec 15, 2008
One of Indiana's last surviving members of World War II's history-making Tuskegee Airmen says he won't be able to attend President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration because he's
battling stomach cancer.
Eighty-nine-year-old Walter Palmer of...
| Mar 29, 2007
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today issued the following statement regarding the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen. The legendary black aviators received the medal during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda....
| May 11, 2008
Anew era is beginning in the career of Frank Sinatra even if the Chairman of the Board isn't here to participate.
The iconic singer died May 14, 1998, and the 10th anniversary is being marked with a flurry of activity, including a new U.S. postage...