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  • Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert

    Edwin S. Munger dies at 88; longtime Caltech geography professor and Africa expert
    Edwin S. Munger, a longtime geography professor at Caltech whose specialty was Africa and race relations on the continent, has died. He was 88. Munger died June 15 of prostate cancer at his home in Pasadena, said his wife, Ann. A visiting lecturer at...
  • 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...
  • PASSINGS: MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller

    PASSINGS: MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller
    MacKenzie "Mack" Miller, 89, a Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer who won the Kentucky Derby with Sea Hero, died Dec. 10 at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center hospice unit in Lexington after suffering a stroke. Miller, then 71, was working...
  • Chris Christie says he has no favorite yet in GOP presidential field

    As he defended his use of a state helicopter to meet with Republican donors urging him to run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated what he told the group on Tuesday: count me out. Speaking with reporters at a news conference in...
  • Chris Christie will visit Iowa -- but not as a candidate, he tells donors

    Chris Christie will visit Iowa -- but not as a candidate, he tells donors
    A group of leading Iowa Republicans left New Jersey on Tuesday without a firm commitment from Gov. Chris Christie to reconsider a presidential run. But speculation about the tough-talking Republican promises to live on with his pledge to help shape the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Play where Ralphie and Randy lived in 'A Christmas Story'

    Play where Ralphie and Randy lived in 'A Christmas Story'
    The occasional car crawls down 11th Street, its driver and passengers looking for a parking space not too far from their destination, a nondescript residence that is becoming a popular tourist destination in a working-class Cleveland neighborhood....
  • Lapointe Lawyers Focus On Manchester Detective's Interview Tactics

    The defense lawyers trying to clear Richard Lapointe of a horrendous 1987 murder began an attack in court Friday on a detective who they said secured the mentally disabled man's questionable confession after a series of suggestive and, at times,...
  • Who will win? O'Reilly vs. Stewart debate

    Who will win? O'Reilly vs. Stewart debate
    With high unemployment rates, shaken investor confidence and three ongoing wars facing the United States, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will square off Monday night to debate that most important of topics: Common's appearance...
  • 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...