| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:44 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jonathon LaPaglia was born in Adelaide, Australia, on this date in 1969. This birthday guy has starred on TV series such as "The District," "Seven Days" and "New York Undercover." He played a recurring role on "Cold Case" and has...
| May 6, 2011
Arthur Laurents, a Tony Award-winning playwright and director who wrote the books for the classic Broadway musicals "West Side Story" and "Gypsy" and later wrote the hit movies "The Way We Were" and "The Turning Point," died Thursday. He was believed to...
| Apr 23, 2011
Gerald A. "Jerry" Lawson, an electronics engineer and video game pioneer who led the team that developed the first cartridge-based home video game console system to hit the market in the mid-1970s, has died. He was 70.
Lawson, who lived in Santa Clara,...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 9:20 PM
As for housing in New York City, Jimmy McMillan has bad news for this year's voters: "There's going to be a rent increase next year," McMillan said during an interview with PIX 11 News.
As he reflected on his loss to Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, McMillan...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86.
Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years,...
| Jun 10, 2011
Clara M. Luper, a black civil rights activist in Oklahoma whose early leadership of lunch counter sit-ins helped break down racial barriers at restaurants and diners nearly two years before the Greensboro, N.C., sit-ins captured national attention in...
| Mar 12, 2011
Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20-million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co. for failing to honor claims on policies sold to thousands of...
| Feb 18, 2011
Packing a laid-back attitude and setting priorities can make Universal Mardi Gras a nice evening with thousands of your closest, party-Mardi friends. Here are tips to guide you.
The parade starts at 8 p.m. (9 p.m. on April 16 and 23), but...
| May 8, 2011
About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty.
At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...
| Mar 13, 2011
Hugh Martin Jr., a composer, lyricist and arranger who created the enduring standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song" sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 96.
| Apr 2, 2011
Ellen McCormack, a New York housewife who briefly became a national figure in American politics when she twice ran for president, in 1976 and 1980, in campaigns designed to galvanize the antiabortion movement, has died. She was 84.
McCormack died of...