| May 13, 2010
Political party: Republican
Occupation: state insurance commissioner
Age: 53, born Corpus Christi, Texas
City of residence: Los Gatos, Calif.
Personal: wife Carol, one daughter
Education: bachelor's degree in electrical engineering,...
| May 23, 2010
Flaws in a cement encasement intended to seal BP's well were most likely the root of last month's deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, according to interviews, government officials, congressional hearing testimony, drilling reports...
| Oct 13, 2010
Patricia Herzog, a self-taught lawyer who helped change California divorce law in 1985 by arguing that a wife who put her husband through medical school deserved to share in his future earnings after they divorced, has died. She was 88.
Herzog died Oct....
| Jun 29, 2010
Dolph Briscoe Jr.
Rancher was governor of Texas
Dolph Briscoe Jr., 87, a rancher who was governor of Texas during oil and gas boom years in the 1970s, died Sunday at his home in Uvalde, Texas, after a lengthy illness, a family spokeswoman said.
| Mar 9, 2010
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case.
"Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...
| Mar 19, 2010
Fess Parker, whose star-making portrayal of frontiersman Davy Crockett on television in the mid-1950s made him a hero to millions of young baby boomers and spurred a nationwide run on coonskin caps, died Thursday. He was 85.
Parker, who played another...
| Dec 21, 2009
With at least two flus and plenty of colds, coughs and sore throats circulating this season, some Americans are turning to zinc to ward off viruses.
Lozenges, supplements and nasal sprays that contain the mineral claim to boost immunity, and there is...
| Jan 3, 2010
Deborah Howell, 68, a former Washington Post ombudsman and veteran editor who helped lead two news organizations to three Pulitzer Prizes, died Saturday after being struck by a car while vacationing in New Zealand,...
| Feb 1, 2010
If you've seen the television ad for the anti-germ spray MyClyns, you no doubt remember the pivotal scene: A mom and her two kids sit at a dinner table, the little boy coughs on his sister and mom heroically grabs the spray bottle of MyClyns. Against...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 6:39 PM
Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose 1980s campaign to rid Afghanistan of Soviet influence was memorably captured in a Hollywood film that bore his name, died Wednesday. He was 76.
Wilson died of cardiopulmonary arrest at Memorial...
| Dec 24, 2010
Gary Chapman, a visionary thinker on the impact of technology and computers on society who helped shape the study of the field as it became a force in modern life, has died. He was 58.
Chapman, who was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin,...