| Aug 7, 2014
In a televised speech to the nation, President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation from office, effective noon, Friday, Aug. 9, 1974....
| May 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
One of America's most prominent businessmen, known for quelling fierce corporate infighting, was named Friday by the NBA as interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers in a move to restore credibility and stability to the team after owner Donald...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:04 AM
To say that Marco Rubio needs more seasoning before he lunges for the presidency is to be charitable.
Considering his maladroit handling of the immigration issue and — most lately — climate change, Rubio clearly hasn’t developed...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — From my skimpy research on New Year's resolutions, I've learned that 40% of us make them, and about 90% end in failure.
A dismal record of weak will.
Yet, New Year's resolutions should be encouraged because they're vital to self-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It was a Thursday night, normally a slow time for churches and synagogues, but the sanctuary of The Source Spiritual Center in Venice was packed.
When a diminutive woman stepped to the front of the room, people paused in their scramble for a chair or...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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 27, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The Yale-Harvard Regatta is two years shy of its 150th anniversary and, as such, is the oldest collegiate sports event in the United States. Yale-Harvard football is old, too, but the regatta predates that by 23 years.
The first race came about...
| 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...
| 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...