| Dec 1, 2007
The low sunlight angling onto Howard Jones Field mimics in intensity the concentration of USC's football players as they hustle through late-afternoon practice. Signal calls, hand-clapping and the bellowing of coaches reverberate against the high walls of...
| Feb 5, 2008
Heath Ledger's family evaded scores of photographers Tuesday as they returned to Perth following the Oscar-nominated actor's death in a Manhattan apartment last month.
Several security guards and police officers watched as Ledger's father, Kim, and...
| Oct 11, 2010
Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s.
Burke died early Sunday morning of...
| Oct 14, 2009
Singer had role in 'The Godfather'
Al Martino, the singer who played the role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at his childhood home in suburban Philadelphia. He was 82.
Martino died in Springfield, Pa., publicist Sandy...
| Feb 22, 2009
Stephen Kemp rummaged through a supply closet for a box of staples, being careful not to jostle the blue paper bags of cremated remains on the floor.
It's not a great spot for ashes, but he ran out of space long ago. In...
| Jan 23, 2010
They may be cast in steel, assembled out of driftwood, machined on industrial lathes or hand-carved out of salt, but ultimately all of these urns have two common purposes: to contain and to heal. Rather than be burned, buried or sequestered in a...
| Oct 16, 2010
Larry Siegfried, who helped Ohio State University win its only NCAA basketball championship in 1960 and won five NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, died Thursday night. He was 71.
FOR THE RECORD:
Larry Siegfried: The obituary of...
| Jul 1, 2011
The Rev. Michael Wenning, the retired senior pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church who presided at former President Reagan's 2004 burial service in Simi Valley, died Tuesday at his home in Mission Viejo, one week before his 76th birthday.
The cause was...
| Jan 19, 2013
James A. Hood, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama in June 1963 led to Gov. George Wallace's segregationist "stand in the schoolhouse door" and who later forged an unlikely friendship with the former governor, has...