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  • House Republicans retain their majority in the chamber

    House Republicans retain their majority in the chamber
    WASHINGTON — Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control. "The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to...
  • Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

    Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
    This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
  • NBA center Jason Collins says he is gay

    NBA center Jason Collins says he is gay
    NBA center Jason Collins, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, has become the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay. Collins made his announcement to Sports Illustrated, which will feature Collins...
  • Fists fly as 1964 Lakers beat Knicks

     
    A Lakers and New York Knicks free-for-all breaks out near the end of a game at the Sports Arena. Knicks' Tom Hoover (23) prepares to take poke at Lakers' Don Nelson (20) who suffered a split lip in fracas....
  • Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'

    Book review: 'Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage'
    Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
  • Book Calendar

    Book Calendar
    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. TODAY An Evening of New Nonfiction With Wayne Koestenbaum, Sarah Thornton and David L. Ulin The three authors, of "The Queen's Throat," "Seven Days in the Art World" and "The Myth of Solid Ground,"...
  • Friends rally to Kennedy's side

    Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
  • 'Joseph P. Kennedy Presents' by Cari Beauchamp

    'Joseph P. Kennedy Presents' by Cari Beauchamp
    In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...
  • Colbert vs NASA: Congressional ally

     
    by Ben Meyerson Faux-pundit Stephen Colbert's fans are a notoriously active bunch, influencing everything from a Hungarian bridge to Wikipedia at the host's command. Colbert's latest effort aimed to put the Comedy Central host where no late-night funnyman...
  • Kennedy's succession wish: Appointment

     
    by Mark Silva Here's a poignant note from an ailing senator who has served for nearly five decades: Asking that lawmakers back home reconsider, and expedite, their means of replacing him. Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Massachusetts senator first elected in.......
  • Kennedys endorse Martha Coakley: Will it be enough?

     
    It's a test of Camelot in a way, a question of whether the Kennedys -- who have held sway over Massachusetts politics and the national imagination since the rise of former President John F. Kennedy and his glamorous wife, First......