| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.
The Computer History Museum, where Engelbart had been a fellow...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:33 AM
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – As he visited sub-Saharan Africa this week, President Obama often found himself in his predecessor’s shadow. Then, on Tuesday, George W. Bush was at Obama’s side.
Obama and the former president stood together...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and attorney Vernon Jordan are the latest high-profile people to show support for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who will be sentenced July 3 for looting his campaign treasury of about $750,000.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:56 AM
There will be no “skim-milk marriages” in these United States.
That phrase, memorably coined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act in March, perfectly summed up the discriminatory law that...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:11 PM
GOREE ISLAND, Senegal – President Obama stared pensively out the “door of no return,” described in Senegal as the last exit for those boarding ships bound for the Americas, in a house where children, women and men were separated and...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Chelsea Clinton surprised her dad, former President Clinton, by presenting him with a trophy Tuesday at the 72nd Father of the Year Awards luncheon in New York City. Other honorees included Macy's Inc. Chief Executive Terry J. Lundgren and Army Maj....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:53 PM
The push to create more opportunities for women is the “great unfinished business of this century,” Hillary Clinton said Thursday, telling a Chicago audience that “when women participate in peacemaking and peacekeeping, we are safer...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Twitter newcomer and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday in Chicago, reached back into her hockey-fan childhood and mentioned a certain exhausted hockey team. "I listened to my friend [Chicago]...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 5:13 PM
James Gandolfini’s remains will likely return to the United States on Monday, and a funeral will be held for the late “Sopranos” star Thursday in New York City, it was announced Sunday.
The Gandolfini family released a statement...