| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The announced sale of The Washington Post to Internet business innovator Jeff Bezos seems at first a major blow to the tradition of newspaper ownership in the hands of families dedicated to the craft of journalism.
In the eight decades of...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:56 PM
When at least one man stepped into a New Orleans parade crowd on Mother's Day and opened fire, 19 people were shot and injured — and a city's conscience was also wounded.
Officials have not named or arrested any of the three suspects sought in the...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Coach transformed Fresno State football
Jim Sweeney, 83, who called Fresno State "a sleeping giant" when he arrived as its football coach in 1976 and then awakened the university — and the region — with 19 years of...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:48 AM
EL PASO, Texas -- The military judge supervising the trial of accused Ft. Hood shooter Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was removed from the case Monday, with the military's highest appeals court ruling that his "duel of wills" with Hasan over the defendant'...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86.
Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
| Nov 14, 2012
Carmen H. Warschaw, a prominent Democratic Party figure in Los Angeles and California for decades who was also a generous donor to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC, has died. She was 95.
Warschaw died Nov. 6 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai in Los...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:47 PM
A week before Christmas in 2003, a retired Los Angeles schoolteacher stood before a phalanx of news cameras and 250 reporters in a South Carolina ballroom and declared, "I am Essie Mae Washington-Williams, and at last I am completely free."
| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:16 AM
Animated Soviet version of 'Winnie the Pooh'
Fyodor Khitruk, 95, a prominent Russian animator and director who created the Soviet Union's cartoon version of A.A. Milne's classic Winnie the Pooh stories, died Monday in Moscow,...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:30 AM
About this time each year ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show.
> Photos: Ride makers unveil new attractions at IAAPA show
Ride makers use the...
| Oct 20, 2012
In the city of New York, in 1964, a destitute young black man named George Whitmore Jr. confessed to three murders he did not commit.
"I didn't do it, but they wouldn't believe me," Whitmore, then a 50-year-old handyman, told New York Newsday in 1995....