In the 1960s, few American women were placed on a higher pedestal than the wives of the nation's astronauts.
In the early 1970s, while much of the world seemed to be spinning out of control, Fred Slatten offered escape in the form of shoes -- crazy-high heels and towering platforms that lured rock stars and fashion mavens to his glitzy boutique in West Hollywood.
E.L. Doctorow, an elder statesman of American letters, whose best-known works weaved historical figures such as Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg into imaginative retellings of a distinctly American tale of class, race and fragile truths, died Tuesday in New York City....
Alex Rocco, a veteran character actor who secured a place in movie history playing the doomed mobster Moe Greene in "The Godfather," died Saturday at his Studio City home. He was 79.
Claudia Alexander, a NASA scientist who oversaw the dramatic conclusion of the space agency's long-lived Galileo mission to Jupiter and managed the United States' role in the international comet-chasing Rosetta project, died July 11 at Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia. She was...
Michael Masser, whose hit-making collaborations with Whitney Houston and Diana Ross helped catapult the pop divas to new heights and propelled him to songwriting fame, has died at his home in Rancho Mirage. He was 74.
Lawrence K. Karlton, a U.S. district judge who played a key role in prodding the state of California to reduce its prison population and improve conditions for mentally ill inmates, died Saturday in Sacramento. He was 80.
Helen Harrison was in her seventh month of pregnancy when she went into labor and gave birth to a baby boy, Edward. He weighed only 2 pounds, 13 ounces, had sepsis and, a week later, suffered a brain hemorrhage.