| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general&...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:56 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Two former assistant football coaches at Penn State University, including the son of disgraced former head coach Joe Paterno, are suing the school for actions they say wrecked their careers in the wake of the child sex-abuse...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Mary Elizabeth Dyer Corrin, a code-breaker during World War II and former teacher at two Towson-area elementary schools, died June 30 of lung cancer at the Blakehurst retirement community. She was 92.
The daughter of Navy Vice Adm. George C. Dyer, Mrs....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Documentary filmmaker and author Michael Henry Wilson died of lung cancer June 26 in Westlake, Calif. He was 67.
Known for his deep knowledge of film history and close relationships with filmmakers, Wilson directed documentaries including "A Personal...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Randy Gutzke, a longtime IV drug user who says he struggles daily to stay sober, recently was offered a quick-results test for hepatitis C at a West Side community health center.
A case manager also reviewed the behaviors that put him at risk for...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:18 AM
There are not a lot of relationships that last a lifetime. Sooner or later even the best of friends drift apart, when the challenges of raising a family, a change in career plans or a move across country causes a tightly knit friendship to wane.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Nearly 1 in 5 American high school seniors has used a hookah at least once in the preceding year, and the risk was greater for students from higher-income families, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
Hookahs, a type of...
| Jul 9, 2014
When the national chapter of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union wanted to create an instructor training program in the early 1950s, it turned to Joseph F. Philipps, who 17 years earlier began his career as an apprentice with Local 597.
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:45 AM
"A lot of supernatural things have been happening to us, we feel," says Bobby Hackney, bassist and singer for the band Death.
Death was a proto punk band of no renown in Detroit in the '70s, long deceased and now resurrected. Run by Bobby and his...