| May 23, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy.
On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Dick Parsons, the former Time Warner chairman, has been tapped to be the new chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Parsons will try to bring stability and leadership to an organization reeling from the lifetime ban of its owner, Donald Sterling,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Some thoughts from the cheap seats about the Pope’s abdication:
The former Cardinal Ratzinger accepted the heavy mantle of the Papacy with great reluctance. He reportedly prayed not to be chosen for the role, convinced he was inadequate for...
| 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.
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Daily Press photographer Rob Ostermaier spent some time chronicling a day in the life of a late-shift welder at Newport News Shipbuilding.
The shipyard's welders ensure the structural integrity of the nation's aircraft carriers and submarines. The...