| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Wednesday unveiled the most ambitious federal clemency program in 40 years, inviting thousands of jailed drug offenders and other convicts to seek early release as part of a new program intended to correct...
| May 14, 2014
Robert D. Stuart Jr. was a grandson of one of the founders of Quaker Oats Co. and third-generation leader of the company, shifting the focus during his long tenure as CEO from cereal-making to brand management and marketing while also overseeing...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare.
Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...
| May 22, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Neel Kashkari has his sights set on Sacramento, but he has no desire to take high-speed rail to get there.
Kashkari, a Laguna Beach resident seeking to become the Republican nominee to challenge incumbent Jerry Brown for governor this fall, said money...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Liz Blackwelder saddled her horse in Pomona, put on her wide-brimmed hat and started riding east across the United States. She hit winter weather in Arizona and northern New Mexico, trudging on through snow and temperatures so low that icicles formed on...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Any discussion of Barbara Walters' trademark primetime interview specials inevitably winds back to the famous question: "If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?"
Except that she never delivered that query in quite in that way, even though...
| Mar 28, 2014
The line rang, and a woman answered. "Hello, Justice Stevens' office," she said. I introduced myself as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I told her that I was planning to be in Washington, D.C., and wanted to set up an interview with U.S. Supreme Court...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In reporting the death at 86 the other day of Howard "Bo" Callaway, a former Secretary of the Army in the Nixon and Ford administrations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution called him "the first superstar" of the Georgia Republican Party. In...