Vice President Pence ‘proud’ Trump administration avoided starting a new war

Central America 01/19/21, 01:45

America’s second-highest-ranking official congratulated the president for peacefully leading the nation throughout his first term. Vice President Mike Pence applauded President Trump for doing everything in his power to avoid creating new international military confrontations. "I am proud to report with just a few days left in our Administration, our Administration is ...

President Trump awards Medal of Freedom to former Reagan associate Edwin Meese

U.S. 10/09/19, 03:53

President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Oct. 8, awarded one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Edwin Meese III, former President Ronald Reagan's attorney general. Surrounded by his family and friends in the Oval Office, Meese received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump who praised him as "a loyal ...

President Trump honors longtime Reagan associate Edwin Meese

Politics 10/08/19, 17:16

President Donald Trump on Tuesday awarded one of the nation's highest civilian honors to Edwin Meese, best known for serving as President Ronald Reagan's attorney general. Meese, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, had a longstanding connection to Reagan that included serving as his chief of staff when Reagan was ...

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, ...

California team loses sponsor due to Ocasio-Cortez video

Politics 05/30/19, 09:21

A company has cut ties with a California minor league baseball team that played a Memorial Day video that included an image of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with images of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro. The Fresno Bee reports that raisin company Sun-Maid terminated its sponsorship of the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday. “We ...

Edmund Morris, known for his biography of Reagan, dies at 78

Entertainment 05/27/19, 18:01

Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78.Morris died Friday in a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, a day after suffering a stroke, his wife, Sylvia Jukes Morris, told The Associated Press on Monday."We at Random House mourn ...

Herzog says Gorbachev documentary has a ‘subversive message’

Entertainment 05/04/19, 14:47

Werner Herzog says there's a "subversive message" to his new documentary "Meeting Gorbachev": Talk to your geopolitical enemies.Herzog interviewed former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev three times in a six-month span to make the new film. He highlights Gorbachev's leadership during the reunification of Herzog's native Germany as well as ...

Reagan’s strategic defense initiative has reached a new milestone

Opinion 03/29/19, 18:53

The Pentagon commemorated the 36th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative in dramatic fashion on Monday by reaching a new technological milestone. The military conducted a successful test of the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system against the most complex simulated threat to date.    On March 23, 1983, in that historic speech to ...

Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

Sports 03/14/19, 09:04

Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.Bayh was surrounded by family at his home in Easton, Maryland, when he died shortly after midnight from pneumonia, his family said in a ...

Hinckley says he’s happy ‘as a clam’ but lacks close friends

U.S. 03/05/19, 20:01

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan told mental health professionals last year that he's "happy as a clam" living with his mother and older brother in Virginia.John Hinckley Jr. anonymously sells books online as well as items at an antique mall. He plays guitar and cares for ...

Ex- California capital reporter Steve Lawrence dead at 71

U.S. 02/22/19, 20:17

Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday. His wife, Jane, said he had been battling cancer and had been in the intensive care unit at Sutter ...

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 ...

Things to Know about George H.W. Bush

U.S. 12/01/18, 01:07

George H.W. Bush was largely known for his work in public office, from his time as a Texas congressman and CIA director to his years in the White House as president and Ronald Reagan's vice president. But the World War II hero and great-grandfather also was an avid skydiver, played ...

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

Politics 12/01/18, 00:18

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, ...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Asia & Pacific 11/26/18, 01:00

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the ...

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