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  • Democrats court Ricardo Sanchez for Texas Senate seat

    Democrats court Ricardo Sanchez for Texas Senate seat
    Eager to expand the electoral map in their effort to maintain control of the Senate, national Democrats are recruiting Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, to run for the open seat in Texas in 2012. Sanchez, a retired Army...
  • Former Iraq commander Ricardo Sanchez announces run for Texas Senate seat

    Former Iraq commander Ricardo Sanchez announces run for Texas Senate seat
    Ricardo Sanchez, the former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, filed paperwork Wednesday to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Texas in 2012. "I believe Texas needs a strong, independent voice to address the enormous challenges we are facing --...
  • Everyone into the pool: Rick Perry latest Republican to flirt with presidential campaign

    Everyone into the pool: Rick Perry latest Republican to flirt with presidential campaign
    Gov. Rick Perry of Texas on Friday said he's thinking more seriously about a presidential run, making him the latest in a growing roster of Republicans suddenly giving the 2012 campaign a look. Texas' longest-serving governor, Perry took office in 2000...
  • Inside the Pawlenty haul: 3 states boost GOP hopeful's coffers

    Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign raised $4.3 million and spent nearly $2.5 million in the second quarter of the year, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. More than $2 million of the former Minnesota...
  • Theodore C. Sorensen dies at 82; JFK's close advisor and writer-in-residence

    Theodore C. Sorensen dies at 82; JFK's close advisor and writer-in-residence
    Theodore C. Sorensen, John F. Kennedy's close advisor and writer-in-residence in the Senate in the 1950s who became special counsel to the president and remained chief speechwriter during Kennedy's tragically brief presidency, has died. He was 82....
  • Rupert J. Deese dies at 85; Claremont artist created functional pottery

    Rupert J. Deese dies at 85; Claremont artist created functional pottery
    Rupert J. Deese, a longtime Claremont ceramicist who began producing functional decorative pottery with shapely forms and silky glazes during the Southern California postwar design boom, has died. He was 85. Deese died July 12 at Pomona Valley Hospital...
  • New high-tech, innovative Disney Stores and renovations announced

    New high-tech, innovative Disney Stores and renovations announced
    You might see a few new things the next time you visit your favorite Disney Store, and it won’t necessarily be the merchandise on the shelves. Disney is moving ahead with plans to add more than 25 new and remodeled stores this year. But don’...
  • Disney affiliate Steamboat Ventures funds GameSalad expansion

    Disney affiliate Steamboat Ventures funds GameSalad expansion
    In just another seemingly recurring report of Disney expanding its Web- and social-gaming footprint, the game-creation company GameSalad announced Thursday that it had raised $6.1 million in funding led by Steamboat Ventures. According to a press...
  • Robert F. Boyle dies at 100; longtime Hollywood production designer

    Robert F. Boyle dies at 100; longtime Hollywood production designer
    Robert F. Boyle, a four-time Oscar-nominated production designer best known for his work on Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" and "The Birds" and Norman Jewison's "Fiddler on the Roof," has died. He was 100. Boyle died of natural causes Sunday at...
  • PASSINGS: Marcel Albert, Bruce Ackerman

    PASSINGS: Marcel Albert, Bruce Ackerman
    Marcel Albert French air ace in World War II Marcel Albert, 92, a decorated World War II flying ace hailed as a hero of the French Normandie-Niemen squadron based in the Soviet Union, died of complications from cancer Aug. 23 in Harlingen, Texas, said...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...