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  • Median income falls, but so does poverty

    Median income falls, but so does poverty
    Middle-class families continued to suffer in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and the poverty rate fell slightly, according to U.S. Census Bureaudata released Wednesday. Median household income fell to $50,054 in 2011, down 1.5 percent from a year...
  • Lawrence S. Eagleburger dies at 80; former secretary of State

    Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
  • Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator

    Edwin Newman dies at 91; NBC news reporter and commentator
    Edwin Newman, known to several generations of television viewers as the dry-witted NBC reporter and commentator who covered coronations and assassinations and wrote two bestselling books on Americans' mangling of the English language, has died. He was 91....
  • Divorce a risk for autism parents

    Divorce a risk for autism parents
    For couples with children, the risk of divorce is highest when kids are young. Taking care of little kids is both stressful and time-consuming, and parents often find they have little time or emotional reserve left over for their spouses. But once...
  • Don Williamson dies at 96; former director of Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters

    Don Williamson dies at 96; former director of Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters
    Don Williamson, an architect who helped build the stature of Laguna Beach's annual mixture of theater and art, the Pageant of the Masters, has died. He was 96. Williamson, who directed the pageant from 1964 to 1978, died of natural causes July 23 at...
  • Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA

    Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA
    Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86. Shank, a...
  • Manning Marable dies at 60; historian and author of forthcoming Malcolm X biography

    Manning Marable dies at 60; historian and author of forthcoming Malcolm X biography
    Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming biography of Malcolm X could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, has died only days before the book described as his life's work was to be published. He was 60. ----------------...
  • Har Gobind Khorana dies at 89; biologist, chemist won Nobel Prize

    Har Gobind Khorana dies at 89; biologist, chemist won Nobel Prize
    Har Gobind Khorana, who rose from poverty in rural India to become a giant of modern biology, winning the Nobel Prize in 1968 for work that helped decipher the genetic code and explain how cells make proteins, died Nov. 9 in Concord, Mass. He was 89....
  • Digitizing Your Food Diary

    Digitizing Your Food Diary
    When my patients ask me for help with weight loss, one of the first things I tell them to do is to keep a food diary. There's great research that shows keeping a food diary is a fantastic tool for weight loss because it not only lets you see exactly how...
  • PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman

    PASSINGS: Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Jeno Paulucci, Walter Doniger, Lynn Margulis, Irving Elman
    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Nigerian secessionist leader in '60s Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, 78, a millionaire's son who led Nigeria's breakaway republic of Biafra during the country's civil war that left 1 million dead, died Saturday in a London...
  • Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony

    Ereck Plancher trial: Planchers rest their case after parents' emotional testimony
    Gisele Plancher took a deep breath and began to read her son's handwritten message inside the last Mother's Day card he ever gave her. Her voice wavered as she told jurors that her son, Ereck, wrote, "I would like to personally thank you for raising me...