| Mar 26, 2011
| 8:47 PM
Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was...
| May 6, 2010
A Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz is eligible to run for state attorney general.
Judge Michael R. Sheldon's ruling sends Bysiewicz into the May 21-22 state Democratic nominating convention without the...
| May 6, 2010
Reporting from Los Angeles
In certain well-connected circles, Max Palevsky was known as the billionaire patron of Los Angeles' first black mayor, Tom Bradley.
But his portfolio resembled a conglomerate's. A baron of the early computer industry, he...
| May 11, 2010
| 10:56 AM
NEWARK, Del. -- Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son was being treated at a Delaware hospital Tuesday, the White House said, though it did not say why.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was admitted to Christiana Hospital on Tuesday morning, his...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 1:36 PM
At 21, Steven Ferguson has had his share of firsts: youngest commissioner in the city's 99-year history, youngest City Council candidate to garner 1,000 votes, and now, youngest chairman of the Park, Recreation and Community Services Board.
| May 18, 2010
| 9:03 AM
Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday conceded he had "misspoken" in claiming repeatedly that he served in Vietnam, dismissing the furor as a matter of "a few misplaced words."
At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular...
| May 19, 2010
Richard Blumenthal calls them "misplaced words."
The attorney general and presumptive Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate has said on a few occasions that he served "in" Vietnam; he actually spent the war years stateside and now says he meant to say he...
| May 26, 2010
| 5:02 PM
The jury in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's corruption case got a primer on mayoral politics in 2006 and 2007 – and, as was fitting, the accounts were in dispute.
Testifying as a prosecution witness Wednesday, City Councilman Kenneth Kennedy, who...
| May 27, 2010
| 8:24 AM
In a state where a sex scandal resulted in a lieutenant governor becoming governor and then being mired in scandal himself, the person who current New York Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo selects as his running mate has special significance....
| May 27, 2010
| 5:42 PM
The portrait of WGN Teacher of the Month Mike Torney from 35 years ago hangs in York High School. But many of his lessons take him and his students way beyond the classroom.
"Books aren't the only way to learn. He teaches us that life experiences are...
| Mar 25, 2011
Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77.