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  • Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides

    Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides
    Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City...
  • Jack Popejoy dies at 63; L.A. morning news anchor on KNX, KFWB

    Jack Popejoy dies at 63; L.A. morning news anchor on KNX, KFWB
    Jack Popejoy, a morning news anchor on KNX and KFWB who was a distinguished earthquake reporter for more than 25 years on Southern California radio, has died. He was 63. Popejoy, who last worked on the air less than two weeks ago, died Saturday of cancer...
  • Robert Stempel dies at 77; former CEO of GM

    Former General Motors Co. Chief Executive Robert Stempel, an engineer who led the development of the catalytic converter but was ousted in a boardroom coup, died Saturday in Florida. He was 77. The cause of death was unclear, but family friends in...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...
  • June Wayne dies at 93; led revival of fine-art print making

    June Wayne dies at 93; led revival of fine-art print making
    June Wayne, who helped pioneer a revival of fine-art print making in the 1960s when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles, has died. She was 93. An accomplished artist in her own right, Wayne died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles...
  • Retired professor to challenge court order

    Retired professor to challenge court order
    Retired New Jersey chemistry professor Julian Heicklen scheduled an activity-filled trip to Florida this week: First, he handed out jury information pamphlets in Fort Lauderdale and then gave a speech to South Florida Libertarians. Today, Heicklen...
  • State to consider legal online poker

    State to consider legal online poker
    While some Florida legislators talk of setting up Las Vegas-style casinos in a few years, others suggest there's a way to immediately raise gambling revenues with a click of a mouse. They want to allow horse and dog tracks and jai-alai frontons to have...
  • Maryland father finds his son after 35 years

    Maryland father finds his son after 35 years
    For 35 years, Ron Ryba dreamed of a reunion with the infant son he and his high-school sweetheart had given up for adoption. Two days before Father's Day, that dream came true over burgers and beer at a Wilmington, Del., restaurant. The Timonium...
  • Julian Heicklen: Retired professor tries to defy no-pamphlet order outside Orange courthouse

    Julian Heicklen: Retired professor tries to defy no-pamphlet order outside Orange courthouse
    Julian Heicklen went to the Orange County Courthouse on Friday and tried his hardest to get arrested by attempting to violate a judge's order against handing out literature meant to influence jurors. After attracting a flock of reporters and...
  • Stand-up Comic Greg Giraldo Dies After Drug Overdose

    Stand-up Comic Greg Giraldo Dies After Drug Overdose
    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- Stand-up comic Greg Giraldo has died four days after being admitted to a hospital after overdosing on prescription medication. He was 44. A Comedy Central regular and judge on "Last Comic Standing," Giraldo was found...