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  • Was it OK for radio host Rush Limbaugh to criticize the eating habits and figure of first lady Michelle Obama?

    Was it OK for radio host Rush Limbaugh to criticize the eating habits and figure of first lady Michelle Obama?
    On his nationally broadcast radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh ridiculed Michelle Obama for eating barbecue while on vacation and said she didn't have a figure suitable for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Limbaugh and other leading Republicans...
  • Mega Millions Jackpot Worth $355 Million

    Mega Millions Jackpot Worth $355 Million
    Lottery players in states that play Mega Millions are getting the chance to vie for one of the largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The largest ever was worth $390 million in 2007 -- split by two players in Georgia and New Jersey. The Mega Millions...
  • Casey Anthony trial: Trial watchers look forward to closing arguments

    Casey Anthony trial: Trial watchers look forward to closing arguments
    For weeks, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the Casey Anthony trial have built toward Sunday's final bid to sway the jury that will decide the guilt or innocence of the woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie. That fact was not...
  • Casey Anthony trial: Court swears in jury

    Casey Anthony trial: Court swears in jury
    CLEARWATER — It took two weeks, inquiries of dozens of potential jurors and several crises threatening the administration of justice, but by late Friday a jury was sworn in for Casey Anthony's first-degree murder trial. A group of 12 jurors and...
  • Even if Casey Anthony ends up on death row, she'll never be executed

    Even if Casey Anthony ends up on death row, she'll never be executed
    Mike, revenge is served deliciously cold. Casey will definitely get the needle. Many of us will celebrate her death. —Mac Mac was responding to my column on why Casey Anthony does not qualify for the death penalty. I hate to spoil the celebration...
  • Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA

    Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA
    Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...
  • Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59
    Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59. The cause was...
  • Mark Gerard dies at 76; prominent racetrack veterinarian

    When Mark Gerard was studying to be a veterinarian at Cornell University, he helped make ends meet during the summers by working as an exercise rider at Belmont Park on Long Island in New York. One of the horsemen he worked for was the Hall of Fame...
  • Farley Granger dies at 85; handsome leading man best known for roles in Hitchcock films

    Farley Granger dies at 85; handsome leading man best known for roles in Hitchcock films
    Farley Granger, a handsome young leading man during Hollywood's post-World War II era who was best known for his starring roles in the Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers "Strangers on a Train" and "Rope," has died. He was 85. Granger died of natural...
  • All Eyes On NJ Power Plant In Wake Of Japanese Crisis

    All Eyes On NJ Power Plant In Wake Of Japanese Crisis
    Even though it's the oldest nuclear power plant in the country and its reactor is virtually identical those which exploded in Japan, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey is safe to operate. That's what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said...
  • Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen dies at 93; inventor of scuba gear

    Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen dies at 93; inventor of scuba gear
    Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, who developed the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus — scuba gear — while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1930s and '40s, died Feb. 11 at a retirement home in Newtown,...