| Aug 13, 2012
| 5:30 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nineteen months after she and 18 others were shot at a political event -- six of them fatally -- former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned home Sunday to her native southern Arizona, her husband said.
Giffords has spent most of the time...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:43 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The days of most tax-free Internet shopping in California are over.
After years of controversy, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 6:37 PM
WACO, Tex. -- A U.S. soldier charged with plotting to blow up troops from the nation's largest Army post has been sentenced to life in prison.
Naser Jason Abdo was found guilty in May of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, attempted murder...
| Mar 10, 2011
Eddie Brandt's obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard.
Saturday night was movie...
| Aug 13, 2011
Meda Chamberlain, a longtime local leader of the National Council of Negro Women who spent three decades working in tandem with major civil-rights activist Dorothy Height, has died. She was 94.
Chamberlain, whose health had been in decline, died Aug. 5...
| May 13, 2011
Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
| Jun 14, 2011
Carl Gardner, a founding member and lead singer of the Coasters, the renowned R&B vocal group whose memorably amusing hits included "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown" and "Poison Ivy," has died. He was 83.
Gardner, who had been battling congestive heart...
| Apr 27, 2011
Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex
Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website.
Styrene, whose real name was...
| Jan 28, 2011
Barney F. Hajiro, whose heroic actions as a World War II Army private during the rescue of the so-called Lost Battalion and in two other fierce battles in eastern France earned him a belated Medal of Honor nearly six decades later, has died. He was 94....
| Aug 8, 2011
| 7:20 AM
MÉXICO, DF - Un helicóptero del Ejército mexicano aterrizó el sábado por error en el aeropuerto internacional de Laredo, en Texas, Estados Unidos, reveló el diario estadounidense The Houston Chronicle.
Mucia Duvalina, vocera de la agencia de Aduanas y...
| Jul 20, 2011
Heat does more than make us crabby and lethargic; it can be deadly, and not just for the elderly. The minute we’re blasted by suffocating heat, our bodies tenaciously fight to defend our core temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, as I detailed...