October 21, 2012 Former Sen. George McGovern died Sunday morning. He was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in 1972, a textbook case of how not to run for the White House. Even so, as a proud liberal, McGovern was an inspiration to many political figures. He was 90.
October 21, 2012 Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.
October 20, 2012 He's legend now, but the man was as odd as his myth. Long-haired, barefoot and nature-loving, John Chapman traveled the Midwest in the early 1800s planting trees and creating orchards for future settlers.
October 16, 2012 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first gig. Which makes these found photos of the young rockers all the more poignant.
October 15, 2012 Forensic anthropologists are working to find the unmarked graves of the 81 boys known to have died at a notorious reform school in the Florida Panhandle. The school was known for the rough treatments juvenile delinquents received there — including severe bearings and other abuse.
October 15, 2012 Since the Nobel Prizes were established in 1901, more than 860 people and organizations have been awarded a Nobel Prize. Yet, just 44 of those prizes have gone to women. Many experts say a history of discrimination in the sciences is likely the cause.