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KABUL, Afghanistan — Diplomats from the United States and Afghanistan met formally Saturday for just the second time since the two countries signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement a year ago as they sought to hammer out a pact defining Washington'...
Jean Crump made up fabulous fictional deaths. She wasn’t a best-selling author or a fabled storyteller, but a mastermind of an elaborate life insurance scam, federal prosecutors say. For the fictional "Jim Davis," Crump created a bogus death...
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When the casket that was supposed to hold the earthly remains of Jim Davis was finally lowered into the ground, the only thing missing was the late Mr. Davis. The coffin had been weighed down to simulate the approximate heft of a corpse. And Jim Davis...
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The Indian Supreme Court ruled Monday that a Swiss drug company cannot patent a medicine used to treat a rare form of leukemia, in a decision with global implications for generic drugs. The court ruled that Glivec, the drug developed by Novartis, was...
Dear Liz: I'll be done paying off my car in a couple of months. What's a good strategy for redirecting that money once it's paid off? Should I use the whole amount each month to start saving for my next car, or would I be better off splitting it up and...
President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, the first of his second term, won't be long remembered. It didn't offer much in the way of new ideas. It was short on memorable lines — except, perhaps, his demand for congressional action on gun...
Skeletal picket teams of just one or two union members per cargo terminal are maintaining a strike vigil amid sporadic rain showers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday morning. Seven of eight container terminals at the Port of Los...
There may be hope for Twinkies after all: Hostess Brands Inc. and its striking union agreed to a mediation that will forestall the company’s planned liquidation for the time being. At a bankruptcy court hearing Monday in New York, 82-year-old...
L.A. NOWThe state of California will be able to collect tens of millions of dollars from insurance companies for cleanup of the Stringfellow Acid Pits hazardous waste site, the California Supreme Court ruled....
World NowIn a victory trumpeted by Internet freedom groups, the European Parliament soundly rejected an international agreement to combat piracy Wednesday after protests against the pact swept Europe. The vote reportedly came down to just 39 votes in favor, 478...
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
Judge David G. Sills, presiding justice of California's 4th District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana who made significant rulings regarding surrogate parents, died Tuesday after a long illness, the court announced. He was 73. Sills was appointed presiding...
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