| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:53 PM
NEW YORK — They said they sang in English instead of Farsi because they wanted their music to be heard by the world, but their secret performance space in Tehran was padded with Styrofoam so they wouldn't be arrested for playing forbidden music....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:32 PM
US Open tennis 2013 TV coverage: ESPN2, ESPN, Tennis Channel and CBS air the tournament from USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., for the last Grand Slam tournament of the year Aug. 26-Sept. 9. The US Open returns to the USTA...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 8:37 PM
NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer pleaded not guilty to charges he plotted to abduct and cook women so he could eat their body parts.
Gilberto Valle entered the plea Monday in federal court in Manhattan.
Valle is being held in federal custody...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy.
Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:22 AM
A South Florida guy, LeBron James included, could learn a few things in San Antonio, says Jay Armstead, hoops fan and barbecue whiz.
Armstead is the owner and master of the parking-lot smoker at Texas Hold ’Em BBQ, which opened recently in a new...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
| Aug 16, 2012
Joan Roberts, who originated the female lead role of Laurey in the 1943 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's long-running hit musical "Oklahoma!" and made a final return to Broadway after a more than five-decade absence in a 2001 revival of...
| Oct 1, 2012
Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness.
"I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live."
Decades later she was a...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80.
Franken died of...