Five years ago
Eric Holder became the first black U.S. attorney general as he was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden. The White House announced that Tom Daschle had asked to be removed from consideration as health and human services secretary after acknowledging he’d failed to pay all his taxes.
One year ago
Eight people were killed when a tour bus crashed in San Bernardino County, Calif., while returning 38 tourists to Tijuana, Mexico. Monica Quan and her fiance, Keith Lawrence, were found shot to death in Irvine, Calif..
authorities blamed former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, who had declared a revenge war on officers and the families of those he blamed for ending his career. (Quan’s father had represented Dorner in a failed appeal of his dismissal.) Dorner killed Riverside police officer Michael Crain during a 6-day manhunt that ended with Dorner’s apparent suicide in San Bernardino County. The Baltimore Ravens survived a partial power outage at the Super Bowl in New Orleans to edge the San Francisco 49ers 34-31.