| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85.
A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Former Wisconsin Gov. Patrick Lucey, 96, a hard-nosed Democratic politician who served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico in the 1970s and ran for vice president of the United States as an independent in 1980, died Saturday at the Milwaukee Catholic Home...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home.
After years of delay, solar panels have been...
| May 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:39 PM
For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:24 PM
Edward Leo Healy III, the former manager of the Perring Place Restaurant, died of sepsis after hernia surgery May 9 at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was 55 and lived in Northeast Baltimore.
Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Edward L. Healy Jr., who...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
| Mar 11, 2014
Vladimir Putin has enjoyed a stunning variety of incarnations in the American imagination in his nearly 15 years as Russia's leader. He started out as an economic reformer and a budding democrat, held those misapplied titles for years — aided by...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Standing outside a center for foster kids awaiting placement Thursday, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to be her successor.
Offering one of the more prized endorsements in the race, Molina...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:15 PM
1. "NYPD Red 2" by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown, $28). Detectives from a New York Police task force solve a wealthy woman's murder. Last week: —
2. "Missing You" by Harlan Coben (Dutton, $27.95). A detective...