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  • Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge

    Cynthia Holcomb Hall dies at 82; U.S. 9th Circuit judge
    Senior U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall, a trailblazer for women in the federal judiciary who evoked both controversy and feminine tradition during a legal career that spanned six decades, died at her Pasadena home Saturday after a long...
  • Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years

    Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years
    Former Sen. Ted Stevens, 86, who died in a plane crash Monday, was a brusque political patron who dominated Alaska's transformation from wild frontier to modern state until he became entangled in corruption charges. Stevens was the longest-serving...
  • Eric Malnic dies at 73; former Times reporter covered Watts riots, aviation

    Eric Malnic dies at 73; former Times reporter covered Watts riots, aviation
    Eric Malnic, a former longtime Los Angeles Times staff writer who was part of the team that won The Times a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1965 Watts riots and later specialized in aviation stories, has died. He was 73. Malnic, who underwent...
  • James F. Neal dies at 81; formidable lawyer won victories on both sides of courtroom

    James F. Neal dies at 81; formidable lawyer won victories on both sides of courtroom
    James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense attorney he saved film director John Landis...
  • Dino De Laurentiis, storied movie producer, dies at 91

    Dino De Laurentiis, storied movie producer, dies at 91
    Dino De Laurentiis, the flamboyant Italian movie producer who helped resurrect his nation's film industry after World War II and for more than six decades produced films as diverse as the 1954 Federico Fellini classic "La Strada" and the 1976 remake of...
  • Ken Graydon dies at 77; poet and storyteller

    Ken Graydon dies at 77; poet and storyteller
    For Ken Graydon, repairing cars was a living. But writing poetry and song lyrics and tall tales to be told and sung around a campfire was his passion. For anyone who thinks of poets as smallish, shy, intellectual fellows who look inward, Graydon was a...
  • If you go: Fairbanks, Alaska

    WHAT TO DO World Ice Art Championships, (907) 451-8250, http://www.icealaska.com. This year's competition is Feb. 22-March 27. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All-day admission, $10; $5 for children 6 to 12. Season passes also available. WHERE TO STAY...
  • CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed

    CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed
    After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Moreover,...
  • Casting call for HBO's 'Game Change' draws aspiring extras

    Casting call for HBO's 'Game Change' draws aspiring extras
    The last time Victoria Dinatale had an acting gig was in 1978, when she played a tree in a North Carroll High School production of a play whose name she can't even recall. But she still remembers the thrill of the spotlight, which is what drew her and...
  • Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth

    Sarah Palin emails: An outpouring of support after Trig's birth
    In the days after her son Trig was born, Sarah Palin received an outpouring of support and well wishes, many from other parents of children with Down syndrome. Most notable among these was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), whose son Cole was born...
  • Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen

    Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen
    Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts. A network of...