| Aug 25, 2011
Frank Dileo, a music industry promoter who spent five years as Michael Jackson's manager after the release of his "Thriller" album then briefly rejoined him before the pop star's death in 2009, has died. He was 63.
Dileo died Wednesday at a hospital in...
| Aug 23, 2011
Ross Barbour, the last surviving original member of the Four Freshmen, the influential close-harmony vocal quartet that came to fame in the 1950s with hits such as "Graduation Day," has died. He was 82.
Barbour, who had lung cancer, died Saturday at...
| Jun 21, 2011
Ryan Dunn, a member of the "Jackass" crew of outrageous daredevils and gross-out pranksters of MTV and movie fame, died in a fiery car crash in a Philadelphia suburb early Monday. He was 34.
Dunn and an unidentified passenger died in the accident,...
| Aug 6, 2010
Creator of snack
Morrie Yohai, 90, the creator of the crunchy, finger-staining orange snack called Cheez Doodles, died of cancer July 27 at his home in Kings Point, N.Y.
Yohai developed the snack in the 1950s for Old...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Aug 24, 2010
Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep? If you do, you're not alone. About one-third of Americans complain of sleep disorders — meaning any disorder that affects, disrupts or involves sleep.
Insomnia (from the Latin insomnis, meaning...
| Aug 9, 2011
Dr. Bernadine Healy, a hard-charging cardiologist and educator who was the first woman to lead the National Institutes of Health and later commanded American Red Cross relief efforts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, died Saturday at her home in Gates...
| Apr 20, 2011
William A. Rusher, a leading theorist and organizer of the modern conservative movement who helped William F. Buckley Jr. build the National Review into one of the American right's most influential journals, died Saturday at a retirement home in San...
| Jan 2, 2011
Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
| Oct 21, 2010
Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
| Feb 3, 2011
When life gives you olive oil, Theo Stephan has a suggestion: Make a pie. Or a tart. Or cookies.
Or a velvety chocolate sauce.
The founder of the Global Gardens line of olive oils and specialty food products, Stephan makes about 2,000 gallons of olive...