| Jul 17, 2009
| 5:45 PM
Walter Cronkite, the former CBS news anchor whose steady baritone informed, reassured and guided the nation during the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, died today, the network announced. He was 92.
Cronkite, who was often called "the most trusted man in...
| Jul 19, 2009
Two years ago this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced cleanup of a middle school and southeast Orlando community built on a former World War II-era bombing range. The corps' search of the tranquil neighborhood uncovered decades-old bombs,...
| May 18, 2008
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, hospitalized Saturday after apparently suffering a seizure at his home on Cape Cod, Mass., was awake and joking with family members later in the day, a spokeswoman said.
The Democratic senator is undergoing tests at...
| May 21, 2008
Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
| Jan 29, 2008
Declaring that "it is time for a new generation of leadership" in America, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president Monday, wrapping the young politician in the mantle of America's best-known political dynasty.
He was joined in a...
| Aug 26, 2009
Praise for Sen. Edward M. "Ted'' Kennedy, the last of three Kennedy brothers who captured the American's public imagination in the 1960s and who dominated the Washington debate through the final decades of his nearly 47-year career in the Senate, rolled...
| Aug 27, 2009
For once, the extravagant elegies for a departed public figure are appropriate. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in President Obama's words, was "the greatest United States senator of our time," at least for those who shared his passion for an activist federal...
| Sep 3, 2009
| 6:07 AM
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, in a memoir being published this month, writes of fear and remorse surrounding the 1969 car accident on Chappaquiddick Island that left a woman dead, and says he accepted the finding that a lone gunman assassinated...
| Sep 20, 2009
Blood's a Rover
Alfred A. Knopf: 648 pp., $28.95
Here's the new James Ellroy. You pretty much know what you're going to get. Bucketloads of conspiracy theory and 600-plus pages of stripped-down prose strafing you like a machine...
| Oct 20, 2009
In the summer of 1968, events were roiling America and the world: the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; the escalation of the Vietnam War; the Soviet Union's invasion of Czechoslovakia; the radicalization of the civil...
| Apr 8, 2009
Today's topic: Richard Poplawski, the alleged gunman in the April 4 Pittsburgh shootings, reportedly obtained his weapons legally. Jiverly Wong, who killed 13 people in New York state on April 4, also bought his guns legally, having passed background...