| Jul 11, 2011
| 8:41 AM
WASHINGTON—First lady Michelle Obama will travel to California to attend a funeral service on Tuesday for former first lady Betty Ford, the White House has announced.
Ford, born Elizabeth Anne Bloomer in Chicago on April 8, 1918, was the wife of...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 5:30 PM
The two New Yorkers charged with stealing historic documents from Maryland were indicted federally Thursday in a far broader scheme in which prosecutors say they stole many more valuable manuscripts from museums in both states.
A National Archives...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it.
The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Unlike 2008, President Obama is doing everything wrong this year. He's acting like he's afraid of being direct, forceful, showing his anger. He's trying to sound casual ("No drama Obama") but he's coming off as a wimp. He's trying to make peace with those...
| Aug 20, 2011
Ralph Albertazzie's most memorable flight as President Richard Nixon's personal pilot on Air Force One was the final, history-making journey they took together.
Summoned to fly Nixon home to Orange County after the president resigned on Aug. 9, 1974,...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 10:00 AM
Considering all the political woes that have besieged Barack Obama in the third year of his presidency — including the disappointment in him many liberal Democrats have loudly expressed — you might expect he'd have a challenge by now for the...
| Aug 28, 2011
Interesting tidbits mined from 43 years of Tribune coverage:
•A special lighting system was installed at Soldier Field to accommodate the first game in 1934.
•Noble Kizer, the college coach for the inaugural game, and Bears coach George...
| Sep 18, 2011
It's hurricane season, as the East Coast doesn't need to be told in the wake of Irene. Here's a Category 10 set of facts:
1. Hurricane, typhoon or cyclone? It isn't as simple as you might think, according to the Atlantic Oceanographic and...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Charles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...
| Apr 15, 2012
Actor Harrison Ford has listed his compound in Brentwood for $8.295 million.
The Colonial Revival-style house, designed by Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, is set off the street at the end of a long gated driveway. On more than three-quarters of an acre...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...