| May 24, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Haynes Johnson, a Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., after suffering a heart attack. He...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For the last four decades, William Peter Blatty's demonic possession thriller, "The Exorcist," has ranked as the ultimate in scare fare. His 1971 novel sat atop the New York Times bestseller list for more than four months, and director William Friedkin'...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Rep. Bill Young, 82, Florida's longest-serving member of Congress and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, died Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he had been for nearly two...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., announced that they had assembled the world's largest database of cancer-related genetic variations -- the data will be available for researchers to plumb as they work to understand how...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The U.S. Justice Department has told a court in Florida that the government does not secretly track the location of Americans' cellphones as part of its massive phone surveillance dragnet, but asking experts to believe that assertion has proved to be...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Your phone records are a threat to national security.
At least, that's what the National Security Agency contended in denying a journalist's request for his own records last week.
Ever since the recent leak of a top-secret court order outed the NSA's...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Ken Venturi, a San Francisco native and the 1964 U.S. Open golf champion, has died. He was 82.
Matt Venturi says his father died Friday afternoon at a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after a two-month battle with a spinal infection, pneumonia and...
| May 2, 2012
Dr. Earl Rose, the medical examiner in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, died Tuesday at a retirement community in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 85.
Rose's wife, Marilyn, said he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and then...
| Nov 1, 2012
Letitia Baldrige, an etiquette maven who served as social secretary to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and later wrote books and a syndicated column advising readers on good manners in contemporary America, has died. She was 86.
Baldrige died Monday at...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 4:03 PM
A Navy dog-handler from a San Diego command on deployment to Afghanistan has died of combat injuries, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:43 PM
At a hearing this week in Bethesda, Md., on reducing fatal prescription overdoses, a federal panel heard from an East Bay man identified as a “clinician” that the real problem was that some doctors weren’t prescribing enough drugs....