Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president of the United States, who transformed the Republican Party and substantially defined the terms of contemporary political debate during two momentous terms in office, died June 5, 2004. He was 93.
Pope John Paul II died April 2, 2005, at the age of 84. He was an obscure Polish prelate who became the supreme pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, a statesman who helped bring down Eastern European communism, and a defender of the faith who insisted that the church confront the sins of its past to prepare it for the third millennium.
RICHMOND -- After eight years of Democratic rule, Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was seen by conservatives as a political savior, someone who would restore the state's right-leaning policies and traditions. But less than four months into his term, many conservatives have grown disenchanted, e...
As one of the most renowned opera singers in recent history, Luciano Pavarotti had a lyric tenor that lingered in the mind of a diverse audience and a presence that captured their fascination. His unrelenting passion for drama and music led him to become one of the best-known and highest-paid classical artists of his time.
James Brown, the dynamic, pompadoured "Godfather of Soul," whose revolutionary rhythms, rough voice and flashing footwork influenced generations of musicians from rock to rap, died early Christmas morning. He was 73.
E. Howard Hunt was best known for his role organizing the 1972 break-in of the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. -- an act that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Hunt was a White House staffer, World War II veteran, CIA operative and author of spy novels.