Paul Volcker, who served as chair of the Federal Reserve for two presidents, died Monday. His passing came 40 years after he drove interest rates to record highs in an effort to tame double-digit inflation. Known for his height and…
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
His moment of fame came in 1973, as a deputy attorney general, when he choose to resign rather than carry out Nixon’s unlawful order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
One of the country’s most important and wide-ranging arts figures, Miller had a decades-long career that encompassed theater, television and opera.
By Associated Press
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation town germinated the stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86.
By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press
Hagan, a Democrat, served a single term in the Senate and lost her 2014 re-election bid to Republican North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.
Former Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving black member of Congress and founder of the Black Caucus, has died. The Detroit Democrat was 90.
Veteran Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland died early Thursday at age 68, after suffering long-standing health problems. The Baltimore Democrat was a highly regarded figure in both political parties, known for his advocacy on civil rights issues. Cummings was chair…
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reports employers added a net 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent--a new 50-year low. But factories shed 2,000 jobs amid fears the manufacturing sector is now…
The career of political journalist Cokie Roberts spanned more than 40 years and helped to transform the landscape for other women in the field. Roberts, who died Tuesday at age 75, worked extensively in both public and commercial media and…
By Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
A publicist for Eddie Money said the rock star has died after he recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70.
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