| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Walt Disney, the mind behind Mickey Mouse, Disneyland and Walt Disney World, was born 113 years ago today.
The business magnate, cartoonist and filmmaker was the co-founder of The Walt Disney Company, along with his older brother, Roy Disney.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mexican novelist, playwright and screenwriter Vicente Leņero, whose popular works stirred up controversy in government and religious circles, died Wednesday at his home in Mexico City. He was 81.
His death was announced by the National Council for...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The distress call came in early July from a longtime resident of Brentwood.
"The Piatigorsky house is being demolished," she said. "We were their neighbors for 60 years." Los Angeles was losing part of its cultural history, she said.
| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Kevin Sweat stashes two packs of cigarillos into the seat of his walker on wheels and rolls it down the ramp of the Gerald D. Robison Residence. His shoes scrape on the concrete driveway as he shuffles the walker to a spot near the street.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Baseball's annual winter meetings officially begin today in San Diego. The lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt will be filled with reporters, agents and club executives.
There might have been some awkward moments Sunday night as the Orioles club brass...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:34 PM
It's nearing Christmas and Ann Johnson isn't there to coordinate the family get-together, the decorating of the house, the buying of presents and a long list of other things.
As a former bookkeeper, office manager and legal secretary, Johnson was the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
For the past two years, Major League Baseball's public relations departments have come together to organize auctions to benefit cancer research.
This year, after the death of Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow to lung cancer in February,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:52 AM
Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same taxes, marketing restrictions and limitations on public use as traditional tobacco products, according to new guidance from cancer experts.
In a joint policy statement issued Thursday, the American...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:40 PM
The comic drama "Isn't It Delicious" is aimed squarely at baby boomers — the hokey pokey plays a pivotal role, and a trio of central characters are named after Kennedys. But formative pop-culture references are the least of it. The story of a steely...
| Dec 12, 2014
'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...