Sargent Shriver , who married into the Kennedy family and became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the unexpected 1972 Democratic nominee for vice president and a lifelong champion of humanitarian causes, died yesterday. He was 95.
The plan to save part of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP’s business through a merger was dealt “a body blow” when the Manhattan District Attorney said he was probing possible wrongdoing at the firm, lawyer Al Togut told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn at a court hearing.
Directors at the Sundance Film Festival often thank family members in the audience. It’s safe to say that Rory Kennedy -- the youngest child of Robert and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, born after her father’s assassination in 1968 -- had the longest list. For the premiere screening of “Ethel,” her new documentary, more than 20 Kennedys and in-laws showed up, including the subject.
Which is better for a country’s well-being: $10 million spent constructing a jail, or $10 million spent producing a line of smartphones? How about clear- cutting rain forests to produce $10 million in lumber? Or a storm that requires $10 million in repairs?
President Barack Obama picked Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, a cornerstone of American economic and security policy in Asia.
Wendy Abrams’ opportunity came in the photo line. As she stepped up to take her picture with President Barack Obama during a fundraiser last month in Chicago, she made her pitch: How could a president who vowed to tackle climate change possibly approve the Keystone XL pipeline?
With a thriller’s pace and the emotional heft of a battlefield journal, PBS’s remarkable new documentary “ Freedom Riders ” recounts the bloody anti- segregation bus rides of 1961 that helped kill Jim Crow in the Deep South.