| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:30 AM
It's turning out that women are playing a large role in this presidential election...so, the speeches of Ann Romney and Michelle Obama are proving to be very important to their husbands. In an attempt to woo female voters, both women really spoke to us...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The Sports Xchange
NFL roundup: Patriots' Gronkowski apparently suffers torn ACL
The New England Patriots lost Rob Gronkowski, their star tight end and quarterback Tom Brady's preferred target, to what appears to be a serious right knee injury....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and conscience of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:14 PM
In 1992, while reporting on the Democratic National Convention in New York City, I had the chance to cover Nelson Mandela. He was the only political figure that ever truly left me in awe.
Mandela died in his South African home Thursday at age 95.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Chicago history comes in layers.
Thinking about the spot in southern Grant Park from which Barack Obama delivered his 2008 presidential victory speech, Geoffrey Baer realized that, four decades earlier, the Democratic National Convention protesters...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Kerry Washington is everywhere.
On the covers of magazines; live-tweeting her hit show, "Scandal," with her fans (who call themselves gladiators); hosting "Saturday Night Live"; and soon to be in ads for Neutrogena as the L.A.-based beauty company's new...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:49 PM
On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reminisced about his encounter with what he described as a charismatic, confident politician.
"I had the opportunity to meet John Kennedy and I've never met a...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:18 PM
Officials from USC and Los Angeles will light the Olympic torch at the Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Kennedy gave the Democratic National Convention...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It was especially poignant to see Caroline Kennedy, America's new ambassador to Japan, present her credentials to Emperor Akihito this week. Coming just three days before the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination in Dallas, it was a vivid...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley used an address in New Hampshire on Saturday to compare the city he inherited as mayor in 1999 with the nation many believe he hopes to lead.
Noting he was elected Baltimore's mayor 14 years ago this month, the Democrat used an...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:22 AM
This photo gallery consists of images taken by Los Angeles Times photographers of Pres. John Kennedy during his many visits to Southern California....