| May 29, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Martin Franks, a top media industry lobbyist and key executive at CBS, is retiring this fall.
In a memo to staff, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Franks has been the "glue and grease" of the company. Franks will exit CBS at the end of September....
| May 31, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Among several persistently wrongheaded beliefs about the 2012 election, none beats the claim, heard even in the campaign's closing weeks, that President Obama faced a desperately bad situation and had a high probability of losing.
That zombie idea...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
A man convicted of murder largely on the basis of a jailhouse informant’s perjured testimony may attempt to hold Los Angeles County liable for his 24 years in prison, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Edward A. Frieman, a leading figure in American science for decades as a researcher with wide-ranging interests, a top-level governmental advisor on defense and energy issues, and director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Like the Wizarding World in Orlando, the Hollywood Harry Potter will be a theme park...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:54 AM
DALLAS — President Obama praised former President George W. Bush on Thursday for standing tough in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and for his early support for immigration reform, drawing strong allusions to his current challenges...
| Sep 19, 2012
It's one of Mitt Romney's favorite lines: America needs a businessman in the White House. It's "a basic qualification" for the job, he said in his speech at the Republican convention last month, "one that's essential to [the] task."
But what does history...
| Dec 4, 2012
If Hollywood remade "The Graduate" and set it in 1980, the one word the businessman would have for Dustin Hoffman's character wouldn't be "plastics." It'd be "medallions."
That's because the single greatest investment you could have made over the last...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:53 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave a pep talk to California's Republican delegation on Monday by taking a few swings at Gov. Jerry Brown. Christie, who will be the convention's keynote speaker on Tuesday, called the 74-year-old Democratic governor an.......
| Apr 10, 2012
In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, "Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business."
This to me is a more worrisome statement than his communications advisor's gaffe about Etch-A-Sketches or...