California county eyes security contract for men-only club

U.S. 06/10/19, 15:19

An annual retreat staged in California by an elite club that has included powerful U.S. political and business leaders is facing scrutiny for excluding women.The criticism of the Bohemian Club comes after female supervisors from Sonoma County questioned whether they should allow sheriff's deputies to provide security for the event, ...

Oklahoma City bombing trial judge Richard Matsch dies at 88

U.S. 05/28/19, 11:12

U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. He was 88.The clerk of the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Jeffrey P. Colwell, announced ...

Revered judge and civil rights icon Damon J. Keith dies

U.S. 04/28/19, 12:48

Judge Damon J. Keith, a grandson of slaves and revered figure in the civil rights movement who as a federal judge was sued by President Richard Nixon over a ruling against warrantless wiretaps, died Sunday. He was 96.Keith died in Detroit, the city where the prominent lawyer was appointed in ...

Memorial at Nixon Library for Ed Nixon, president’s brother

California 04/15/19, 11:19

About 200 people gathered at a Southern California memorial service for Ed Nixon, the younger brother of President Richard Nixon. He died in February at age 88. The Orange County Register reports Ed Nixon was remembered Sunday as a Navy aviator, geologist, global energy expert and as a husband and father. He ...

Radio show host Hugh Hewitt will head Nixon Foundation

California 03/25/19, 14:23

Radio show host Hugh Hewitt has been tapped to head a foundation focused on preserving the legacy of former President Richard Nixon, officials said Monday.The Richard Nixon Foundation said the politically conservative author, commentator and law professor will become its next chief executive in July. Hewitt, who also served in ...

Edward Nixon, brother of President Richard Nixon, dies at 88

California 02/28/19, 09:46

Edward Nixon, the youngest brother of former President Richard Nixon who staunchly defended his sibling's White House legacy, died Wednesday. He was 88.The Richard Nixon Foundation announced that Nixon died at a nursing facility in Bothell, Washington, a Seattle suburb.A geologist and Navy veteran, Nixon worked on his brother's 1968 ...

Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin festival

Entertainment 02/12/19, 10:15

Director Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result is a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span and clocks in at more than four hours.Ferguson, who directed the Oscar-winning financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," is presenting the film this week at ...

Trump is latest to give State of Union in time of turmoil

Politics 02/02/19, 10:22

President Donald Trump is the latest chief executive to deliver a State of the Union address at a time of turmoil. But others may have had it even worse. Abraham Lincoln delivered a written report during the Civil War, Richard Nixon spoke while embroiled in the Watergate scandal and Bill Clinton ...

Bush’s state funeral follows generations of tradition

Politics 12/04/18, 00:31

Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday.The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with precision, with the presidential ...

Changing Orange County, California, gives Democrats hope

California 10/17/18, 01:14

Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" — spit-roasted pork — at a ...

Review: Chazelle’s ‘First Man’ is at once intimate and grand

Entertainment 10/10/18, 17:08

Nearly a half-century has passed since the majestic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped carefully onto the lunar landscape, left foot first, taking that giant leap for mankind.Whether you were alive then and glued to the TV, or relived it later through that iconic, grainy NASA footage, what you probably remember ...

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