Ronald Reagan

Inauguration preparations at west front of US Capitol, Washington DC.

Obama’s 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options — from crashing on a friend’s couch to reasonably priced rooms to ones that cost thousands of dollars a night. Fewer spectators means accommodations won’t be as tough as in ’09.


Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister (AP Photo)

Margaret Thatcher in UK hospital after operation

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recuperating at an unnamed hospital after an operation to remove a bladder growth, a friend said Friday.


Sam Donaldson (AP Photo)

Ex-ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson charged with DUI

LEWES, Del. (AP) — ABC News veteran and former correspondent Sam Donaldson is facing a drunken driving charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped Dec. 1 for a traffic violation.


Robert Bork (AP Photo)

Bork, whose failed nomination made history, dies

MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robert H. Bork, whose failed 1980s nomination to the Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues, has died. He was 85.


Dave Brubeck

Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as “Take Five” caught listeners’ ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91.


Vote-switching: A sampling of lawmaker explanations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A look at the reasons some lawmakers in the Assembly give for their after-the-fact vote changing and additions: Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin Gaines blamed the pervasiveness of mobile technology for her vote […]


THE RACE: Jobs news may help Obama regain footing

(AP) — Finally, positive news on the jobs front. And the 7.8 percent September unemployment rate, down from 8.1 percent in August, was clearly welcome to President Barack Obama. It could help him regain footing […]


Sighs, slogans among pitfalls for White House bids

WASHINGTON (AP) – They spend hours mastering policy, learning to lean on the podium just so, perfecting the best way to label their opponents as liars without whining. But presidential candidates and their running mates […]


Brown endorses Reagan statue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authorizing construction of a Ronald Reagan statue inside the California Capitol in Sacramento. Brown cites Reagan’s courage and leadership during the signing of the […]


Searching for clues of 3 freeway brush fires

ARLETA (CNS) – Three brush fires broke out along the westbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway near the Golden State (5) Freeway in the Arleta area this afternoon and investigators were trying to figure out whether […]


Calif. Senate approves Ronald Reagan Capitol statue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – State senators of both political parties are supporting a bill that would allow a statue of Ronald Reagan to be placed inside the California Capitol. Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff, a […]