| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Paul Karason, the man with blue skin and white beard, died this week. He was 62.
Karason was being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death, and had also recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke, according to a report on Today.com.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 8:25 PM
William Clay Ford, a billionaire who owned the Detroit Lions and was an heir to the automotive dynasty started by his grandfather Henry Ford, died Sunday at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 88.
The cause of death was pneumonia, according to a...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson
John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent.
In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most.
Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Dave Strack, 90, a former University of Arizona athletic director who hired the first black basketball coach at a major university, died Saturday, university officials said. He was 90.
The cause of Strack's death at a Tucson assisted care facility was...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
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Marcia Wallace, who played Bart's fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel on Fox's animated comedy "The Simpsons" and Bob Newhart's wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic 1972-78 CBS sitcom...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Longtime head of World Boxing Council
Jose Sulaiman, 82, a wealthy Mexican businessman who was the longtime head of the World Boxing Council sanctioning body, died Thursday in Los Angeles, said his son Mauricio. The elder Sulaiman had...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A lot of people pay for intimacy, and I don't mean solely for sex. I pay for the luxury of physical contact. I don't hire a gigolo or a male escort. I visit a masseuse.
You see, I'm a caregiver. I'm trying to cope with the stress, sadness, guilt and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Wildfire smoke poses a growing health risk to millions of Americans, even for those who live hundreds of miles from the flames, a new report by an environmental group says.
About two-thirds of Americans, or nearly 212 million people, lived in counties...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Jim Keysor, who spent four terms in the California state Assembly in the 1970s but failed in several other bids for elective office, died Feb. 13 at the Capistrano Beach Care Center. He was 86.
Keysor was hospitalized after contracting pneumonia and a...