| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Only a month ago, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the Justin Bieber of American conservatism -- an appealing new face who soared to the top of the charts (in this case, polls) with improbable speed. But then Gov. Perry went......
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:40 AM
New Hampshire is still Mitt Romney country, but Herman Cain is rising fast, according to two new surveys of Republican voters in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
A poll released Monday from the Institutes of Politics at Harvard University and St....
| Feb 24, 2012
Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74.
| Mar 10, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Frontman for the R&B band Trammps
Jimmy Ellis, 74, the frontman for the Trammps R&B group who belted out the refrain "Burn, baby, burn!" in a 1970s-era disco hit, died Thursday at a nursing home in Rock Hill, S.C., according to the Bass-...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Should the U.S. government move Santa Claus to the front of the line for H1N1 shots? As the Christmas season approaches, malls are already setting up thrones for Santa, welcoming kids to jump in Santa's lap and whisper all their......
| Jan 29, 2006
On a September day 4 1/2 years ago, nearly 1,100 ninth-graders — a little giddy, a little scared — arrived at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. They were fifth-generation Americans and new arrivals, straight arrows and gangbangers,...