| May 25, 2012
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md., the Naval Academy's alumni association announced from Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and had cancer.
A 1949 graduate, Brown was...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Gay marriage: Legislation to allow gay marriage is moving forward in Washington, New Jersey and Maryland, but opponents are fighting back. Here's a national round-up of legislation and upcoming or pending ballot initiatives that are in the works in six...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Hey, what happened? Did I miss the big news? Didn't America's armed forces disband Tuesday? After all, the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has officially ended. Gays and lesbians are now free to serve openly. Surely our troops in......
| May 6, 2011
| 4:33 AM
May 6, 1961: Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was rocketed 115 miles above the Earth in a flawless suborbital flight and recovered safely 302 miles down the Atlantic Missile Range to become America's first man in space, Times space-aviation editor......
| Jul 11, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Two years ago Tzipi Livni and Ahmed Qurei had a standing rendezvous at Jerusalem's King David Hotel, at least twice a week, to hash over hotly disputed issues such as borders, refugees and the future of Jerusalem. Back then meetings......
| Oct 2, 2010
Art Gilmore, who launched his more than 60-year career as an announcer in the 1930s and became a widely recognized voice on radio, television, commercials, documentaries and movie trailers, has died. He was 98.
Gilmore died Sept. 25 of age-related causes...
| Sep 13, 2010
Kevin McCarthy, the veteran stage and screen actor best known for his starring role as the panicked doctor who tried to warn the world about the alien "pod people" who were taking over in the 1956 science-fiction suspense classic "Invasion of the Body...
| Nov 18, 2010
When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
| Nov 19, 2010
The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine
Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99
"Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 2:30 PM
"I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better."
The former magazine published science fiction,...
| Jun 13, 2011
Robert Helliwell, a Stanford electrical engineer whose study of radio waves emitted by lightning opened a new window to understanding the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, died May 3 in Palo Alto of complications of dementia. He was 90.