| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:29 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a misty rain that African officials said symbolized the departure of a great leader, mourners wept at South Africa’s state memorial for Nelson Mandela, but also sang, danced and ululated to celebrate the man...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 AM
More than 90 world leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans plan to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela at a memorial service Tuesday in the Johannesburg township of Soweto.
The gathering, part of 10 days of national mourning, takes place...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 9:00 AM
On Monday night, the Getty will present its inaugural J. Paul Getty Founder’s Award to Harold Williams and Nancy Englander, who have helped lead the J. Paul Getty Trust -- and envision its future -- since 1981.
The award will be given out annually...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:50 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday placed a wreath at President Kennedy's grave, marking 50 years since the assassination that helped shape the presidency and every man who has held the office since.
Obama was just 2 years old, a babbling...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:39 PM
If there is sustenance for President Obama as his popularity plummets, it could be seen twice over the last 24 hours.
On Tuesday night, former President George W. Bush, whose name was so toxic that it barely came up in the 2012 presidential campaign,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:11 PM
He might have become a doctor like his father, but a grad school (Harvard) summer job researching health policy changed all that. Now as the head of the Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Altman deals not with lab numbers for a few patients but with...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:26 PM
To comemmorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns and PBS have teamed up to channel your fifth-grade social studies teacher and challenge Americans everywhere to memorize and recite that famous...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Kash Delano Register sat in a park Sunday afternoon, taking it all in.
He felt the sun on his face and the breeze coming in from the ocean. He heard the sound of birds and children playing.
"This is really beautiful," he said. He was smiling, but...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON — A year after his reelection triumph, President Obama is facing an awkward question from friends and foes alike: Why can't he run the government as well as he ran his campaign?
What with the IRS targeting of tea party groups; the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:06 PM
William H. Sullivan, a veteran diplomat who oversaw the "secret war" in Laos, aided in negotiations to end U.S. military involvement in Vietnam and was the last American ambassador to Iran, died Oct. 11, one day before his 91st birthday.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93.
His family announced...