| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Monday afternoon, I sat in a living room a block from the Huntington Beach shore, surrounded by the effects of the life of Vi Cowden. I may be one of the last people to see them all under one roof.
Kim Ruiz, Cowden's only child, invited me to visit...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2009
Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center....
| Feb 1, 2010
Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman considered to be the only black ace pilot, who also broke racial barriers as an executive at a major U.S. company and founder of a venture capital firm, died Wednesday in New York City. He was...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2009
For years, Robert Searcy tried to forget serving as a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. Sometimes, he thought of his service in the segregated military as two years, 10 months and 27 days lost.
He had hoped to become a doctor but enlisted instead at...
| Sep 14, 2009
Norman Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution" who is widely credited with saving millions of lives by breeding wheat, rice and other crops that brought agricultural self-sufficiency to developing countries around the world, died Saturday in Texas....