| Mar 24, 2014
The hospital room was dark and empty when Devon Burkhalter awoke. Memories of doctors yelling slowly crept into her mind.
The past 12 hours had been a whirlwind.
"They kept telling me, 'The babies need to come out now, or they won't make it,'" said...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
SAN DIEGO -- For the first time, a gorilla named Imani was allowed Monday to embrace her 12-day-old baby at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
The as-yet-unnamed baby underwent surgery for a collapsed lung soon after birth and then was treated for pneumonia...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:14 AM
LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Some say Myron Kunin never met a business he didn't like. Others insist he never saw a piece of art he didn't like. Both are understatements.
Kunin built the Regis hair salon empire from his parents' chain of department store barbershops and also...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:59 PM
When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him.
"If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Cecil Fergerson, an art curator and activist who advocated for minority artists, got his first job right out of high school in a major museum. As a janitor.
That was just about the only work available to African Americans in 1948 at the Los Angeles...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Louise Brough Clapp
Top-ranked tennis player of the 1940s, '50s
Louise Brough Clapp, 90, a former top-ranked tennis player who learned the game on Beverly Hills' Roxbury Park courts and went on to win 35 major tournament titles in the 1940s and '50s,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Innovative director of
opera, film, theater
Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...