Ten years ago: President Reagan announced his administration had reached a “general agreement” with leaders of Congress on a new Central America peace plan. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega offered to discuss the U.S. proposal.
Five years ago: Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; two were later convicted.
One year ago: In a bold bid to capture a skeptical public’s attention, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole proposed a $548 billion tax cut.
A jury in San Jose, Calif., recommended the death penalty for Richard Allen Davis, convicted of kidnapping and killing Polly Klaas, 12.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.