Milestones

RETIRING. MIKE WALLACE, 87, after 38 years as the face of CBS' groundbreaking television news program 60 Minutes; in the spring; in New York City. Over a storied career begun on Chicago radio in the 1940s, the ex-game-show host helped invent the TV interview with a hard-charging approach to subjects from Eleanor Roosevelt to Yasser Arafat. He will become correspondent emeritus, a post he said entitled him to "longer vacations."

CHARGES DROPPED. Against ZHAO YAN, 44, New York Times researcher accused in September 2004 of leaking state secrets, which he denied; in Beijing. Zhao's detainment, which...

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