| 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....
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:15 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — With tearful memories and a decisive swing, Susan Ford Bales christened the Navy's newest aircraft carrier Saturday under perfect skies at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Named for the nation's 38th president, the Gerald R. Ford ushers...
| Dec 9, 2013
Auto safety regulators are pushing for new equipment to protect motorists from their biggest threat: themselves.
They're aiming to keep drunk drivers off the road with the help of onboard technology that immobilizes their cars. New vehicles may soon...
| May 28, 2013
"I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don't condone that kind of second-rate burglary."
Ronald Ziegler, President Richard Nixon's press secretary's response to media inquiries about whether the White House had anything to do...
| 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-...
| Mar 15, 2013
Among the casualties of the 2012 presidential election, along with Mitt Romney, was the vanishing breed of moderate Republicans of which he once was a star, until his embarrassing lurch into conservatism.
Mr. Romney first failed to win the GOP...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
RANCHO MIRAGE – Protesters gathered Friday afternoon near the Sunnylands estate, hours before President Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to arrive for an informal summit.
The Falun Gong spiritual movement, which has been banned...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MONTREAL — On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Industrialist honored for
saving Jews during WWII
Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The death this week at age 96 of former Pennyslvania Gov. Bill Scranton, briefly a Republican presidential candidate in 1964, was also in a sense a final obituary on moderate Republicanism that began fading from the political scene half a century ago....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:40 AM
There are so many high-profile problems in child welfare offices like the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, it is easy to forget that some of the most exasperating barriers to helping abused and neglected children are laws...