| Aug 21, 2010
| 9:12 PM
Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who helped shape the documentary program "48 Hours" and covered the kidnapping of Patty Hearst and the 9/11 attacks, has died. He was 62.
Dow died unexpectedly Saturday morning in New Jersey, network...
| Apr 30, 2010
Luke McKissack, a prominent Los Angeles criminal defense and civil rights attorney whose clients included Sirhan B. Sirhan after his conviction for the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy and an Army private charged with the hand-grenade killing of two...
| Nov 29, 2010
Leslie Nielsen, a serious actor who became a comic star with his career-changing roles in "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" comedies, died Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was 84.
Nielson died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home,...
| Jan 23, 2012
Philip Vannatter, the Los Angeles police detective who led the investigation of the 1994 slayings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, has died.
Vannatter died of complications from cancer Friday in Santa Clarita, his wife, Rita, said. He was 70....
| Jun 3, 2011
Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63.
Pratt, whose case became for many a...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 3:57 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The BCS announced Monday it has stripped USC of its 2004 national championship.
The move is the latest penalty levied against the University in the wake of the scandal involving former Trojan running back Reggie Bush.
USC was hit with...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 7:45 AM
A few months removed from his popular appearances in those amazing Old Spice commercials, Ravens linebacker and action hero Ray Lewis is at it again. This time, Lewis has teamed up with Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a Pepsi Maxx commercial in the form...
| Jan 10, 2012
Law partner of Johnnie Cochran
Jock Smith, 63, who was a law partner with the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., died Sunday of an apparent heart attack while watching television at his home in Montgomery, Ala., said his law partner Sam Cherry....
| Jul 24, 2010
Joseph Bosco, a freelance crime writer who secured one of the few permanent seats at the O.J. Simpson criminal trial and turned his observations into a nonfiction book about the murder case, has died. He was 61.
Bosco died of natural causes July 8 in...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:26 PM
As I wrote in my Sunday print column, the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has the potential to expose racial fault lines in this country like nothing since the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial. The latest evidence of that: the flap......
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:33 PM
It started out as the 10 greatest L.A. sports figures of all time, but after getting 1,712 ballots, we are expanding it to the top 20. It is quite the eclectic group, a nice mix of announcers, coaches, athletes and......