| May 22, 2011
Nathan's Famous owner expanded nationwide
Murray Handwerker, 89, who turned Nathan's Famous, the Coney Island hot dog stand founded by his father, into a national franchise, died May 14 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He...
| May 23, 2011
Chemist Corwin Hansch, who pioneered the field of relating a molecule's chemical structure to its biological activity, an approach widely used in developing new drugs and other commercial chemicals, died in Claremont on May 8. He was 92 and had suffered...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff.
Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned.
"My idea of...
| Apr 14, 2011
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92.
Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
| Jun 9, 2011
John R. Alison
Decorated WWII ace fighter pilot
John R. Alison, 98, a World War II fighter pilot who helped lead a daring and unprecedented Allied air invasion of Burma, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Washington, D.C., his family said....
| Apr 21, 2011
Reporting from Misurata, Libya, and Los Angeles -- Barely two months ago, combat photographer Tim Hetherington sent out a tweet from the Academy Awards ceremony, where his Afghanistan war film "Restrepo" was up for the best documentary trophy.
| Jun 24, 2011
| 4:15 AM
SEATTLE, WA (KTLA) -- A Los Angeles man is one of two suspects accused in a plot to use machine guns and grenades in an attack on a military recruiting station in Seattle that also houses a daycare, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
| Jan 28, 2011
When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...
| May 19, 2011
Actor was a regular on TV's 'Daktari'
Ross Hagen, 72, a handsomely rugged actor who was a regular on the 1960s TV series "Daktari" and starred in the low-budget biker movies "The Hellcats" and "The Sidehackers," died of prostate cancer May...
| Oct 16, 2010
| 2:37 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Barbara Billingsley, most famous for her role as June Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver," died Saturday at the age of 94.
Billingsley suffered from rheumatoid disease.
She died at her home in Santa Monica, according to family...
| Apr 1, 2011
Radiation levels increased sharply inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Thursday, slowing work on the devastated facility again and once more throwing into doubt the integrity of the containment vessels that hold the fuel rods....