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  • Book review: 'At Home: A Short History of Private Life' by Bill Bryson

    Book review: 'At Home: A Short History of Private Life' by Bill Bryson
    At Home A Short History of Private Life Bill Bryson Doubleday: 500 pp., $28.95 "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" begins on the roof of the Victorian rectory that Bill Bryson and his family occupy in flattest Eastern England. Surveying the...
  • Norma 'Duffy' Lyon dies at 81; Midwestern butter sculptor

    In the high-cholesterol world of Midwestern state fairs, where dairy cows crowd 4-H barns and no food can escape the deep fryer, Norma "Duffy" Lyon was a giant. For more than four decades, she was the queen of the butter sculpture. Cows. Elvis. John...
  • PASSINGS: Lester Ziffren, Gus Mercurio

    PASSINGS: Lester Ziffren, Gus Mercurio
    Lester Ziffren Attorney and civic leader Lester Ziffren, 85, an attorney and civic leader who was devoted to his alma mater, UCLA, and many other causes, died Monday of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said....
  • Virginia Knight dies at 92; former first lady of California

    Virginia Knight dies at 92; former first lady of California
    Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • Neva Patterson dies at 90; actress played Cary Grant's fiancee in 'An Affair to Remember'

    Neva Patterson dies at 90; actress played Cary Grant's fiancee in 'An Affair to Remember'
    Neva Patterson, a character actress who portrayed Cary Grant's fiancee in the 1957 movie "An Affair to Remember" in a career that spanned six decades and more than 100 film and TV roles, has died. She was 90. Patterson died Tuesday at her Brentwood...
  • Sada Thompson dies at 83; stage and TV actress known for playing matriarch on 'Family'

    Sada Thompson dies at 83; stage and TV actress known for playing matriarch on 'Family'
    Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83. Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...
  • Gayle admits having sex with suspect night before murder

    Gayle admits having sex with suspect night before murder
    Shaun Gayle acknowledged from the witness stand this morning that he had sex with Marni Yang the night before she allegedly killed another woman who was carrying his baby. The former Chicago Bears player, who so far has been questioned only by...
  • Thursday, Dec. 30, 7:06 p.m.: What!?! Snow, Ice In Arizona?!?

    Our planned day trip to picturesque Sedona was called off due to closed roads caused by snow and ice. According to a Scottsdale shop owner formerly from Iowa, the locals don't know how to deal with snow or ice. He said the locals freak out when it rains...
  • Fox News Hacker Tweets Obama's Fake Assassination

    Fox News Hacker Tweets Obama's Fake Assassination
    WASHINGTON -- FoxNews.com alerted the Secret Service on Monday about the apparent hacking of its Twitter feed for political news, after the feed was used to falsely report that President Obama was killed. Jeff Misenti, Fox News Digital's vice president...
  • Taking a nostalgic ride on the world's oldest roller coasters

    Taking a nostalgic ride on the world's oldest roller coasters
    Reporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.-- My current  travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....
  • U.S. Embassy in Mexico not told of ATF guns sting

    U.S. Embassy in Mexico not told of ATF guns sting
    As weapons from the United States increasingly began showing up at homicide scenes in Mexico last summer, U.S. Embassy officials cabled Washington that authorities needed to focus on small-time operators supplying guns to the drug cartels. Embassy...