| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:18 PM
When Ford launched plans in the early 1950s for a medium-priced car so distinctive it would grab attention from blocks away, the challenge fell to Roy Brown to design it.
The concept he came up with blared individuality. It shunned the tail fins that...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The delusions of tea party Republicans are about to create a lot of misery for America. The "sequester" -- the drastic set of budget cuts formerly known as the "fiscal cliff" -- seems very likely to go into effect at the end of this week due in no small...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Ed Miller, who served as San Diego County district attorney for 24 years and, beginning in the scandal-ridden 1970s, was a major figure in reforming the city's political, business and law enforcement establishment, has died. He was 87.
| May 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for Xbox One to change my world.
The Skinny: I may be in the minority, but I'm not looking for more interaction with my TV. I spend my days interacting and it is mostly a frustrating experience. I don't want to be...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:44 PM
It might have been a chance meeting or a cunning act of propaganda, but the encounter more than 40 years ago between two pingpong champions — one Chinese, the other American — launched what President Nixon would call "the week that changed the...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Margaret Thatcher, the so-called Iron Lady, was one of God's gifts to music. In the history of popular music, there probably never has been a head of state more reviled in song than the former Conservative Party British prime minister, who died today at...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Mr. Orr, this is the White House operator."
As a White House spokesman, I received phone calls like this all the time. But this was the first time the president's secretary had ordered me to report to the Oval Office immediately. Before 7 a.m. on a...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.
| May 13, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Let the Barbara Walter's farewell tour begin!
Monday's edition of "The View" opened with the show's founder and star fixing the camera with that fearless don't-let-the-strange-absence-of-wrinkles-fool-you-I've-been-on-television-for-50-years gaze and...