| Feb 18, 2011
Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press'
Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home.
Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
| Aug 10, 2011
Australian Nancy Wake, who as a spy became one the Allies' most decorated servicewomen for her role in the French Resistance during World War II, has died in London, officials said. She was 98.
Code-named "The White Mouse" by the Gestapo during the war,...
| Jul 17, 2011
In the first decade of the 1900s, a Spanish couple boarded a ship in Malaga and sailed to Hawaii to work in the sugar cane fields. They later continued to California, opened a small grocery store an hour east of San Francisco and raised six children,...
| Aug 1, 2010
The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold.
They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Last time I wrote about my dad, he'd taken a fall in his bedroom, couldn't get up, but didn't want yet another ride in an ambulance. So my mother got down on the floor with him, pulled up a blanket and they went to sleep.
This time they went down...
| Jul 30, 2011
When you have a loved one approaching the end, you feel like you're walking along the edge of a cliff in the dark, but at least you've got plenty of company.
I'm still sifting through hundreds of responses to my July 17 column about my dad, who took a...
| Dec 14, 2011
"I could show you case after case," said Dr. Neil S. Wenger. "I could bet you million-to-1 odds these patients would not want to be in this situation."
He was talking about patients in critical condition who are "attached to machines, being kept alive"...
| May 17, 2010
Reporting from Orange, Va.
On the 19th page of the diary, I saw it.
"Spence Mozingo came to . . . get boards for covering the Tob[acco] house."
I clasped the back of my head in disbelief.
Francis Taylor, a close cousin of James Madison, had kept a...
| Dec 4, 2011
The cancer that started 11 years ago has now ravaged the body of Freddie Ramos. It attacked a kidney first, then a lung, and the 57-year-old family man knows that death waits in the near distance.
He's not ready to go, he says, but he's prepared....
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A nurse who cared for a drug overdose patient who later died should have had her nursing license revoked by the California nursing board after she was accused of incompetence, the patient’s mother said....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
"Mad Men" travels to the dark side--the really, really dark side....