| Dec 2, 2011
Charles D. "Chuck" Miller, 83, an Avery Dennison Corp. executive who led the Pasadena-based company's development of self-adhesive postage stamps and other innovative peel-and-stick labels, died Nov. 23 of complications from emphysema at his home in...
| Jan 2, 2011
Denis Dutton, a scholar, author and Internet trailblazer who founded Arts & Letters Daily, a pithy website that links thousands of devoted followers around the world to smart, provocative writing online about books, culture and ideas, died Tuesday in...
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| May 29, 2011
Gil Scott-Heron, a singer, songwriter, poet and author whose social commentary and combination of spoken words with musical grooves are widely cited as a seminal influence on rap music, died Friday. He was 62.
The Associated Press reported that a friend,...
| May 14, 2010
Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75.
| Aug 22, 2011
Paul Meier influenced the field of statistics in two major ways: as a proponent of a method that helped eliminate bias in determining the effectiveness of treatments in clinical trials, and by introducing a system used to estimate survival rates for...
| Aug 4, 2011
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Antidepressants, now the third-most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the United States, are routinely offered to patients with vague complaints of fatigue, pain and malaise but who are not classified as suffering from a mental disorder by the...
| Mar 6, 2012
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A former senior Iraqi official who pulled the lever to execute Saddam Hussein and helped improve U.S. relations with the Baghdad government was denied entry to the United States last month after U.S. officials apparently questioned his use of multiple...
| Feb 3, 2012
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Take warning, beachgoers: That carefully built sand castle could turn out to be a real pain in the gut. Digging and playing in beach sand puts people at higher risk of getting sick than swimming or sunbathing, according to a......
| Jun 10, 2011
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It’s graduation season, which for many schools means that it’s also prime time to show off their dedication to sustainability. In New York, The New School decorated with local and seasonal flowers, while Pace University printed its programs on...
| Jun 13, 2011
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Egyptian authorities have arrested an American-born law student, who reportedly is doing an internship at a nonprofit organization in Cairo, on charges of being an Israeli spy. Ilan Chaim Grapel, 27, was detained Sunday in Cairo on “suspicion of...