| Dec 19, 2010
| 5:40 PM
Fullback was part of L.A. Rams' 'Bull Elephant' backfield
Dick Hoerner, 88, a Los Angeles Rams fullback who was a member of the 1951 NFL Championship team, died Saturday at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton after a stroke, said his wife,...
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
| Dec 16, 2010
| 3:24 PM
To many hip-hop heads and pop-culture junkies, Todd Boyd is recognized as a renowned speaker, an in-demand television commentator and a critically acclaimed author. However, on the campus of the University of Southern California, he’s better known...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 6:42 AM
Stroke victims who took the antidepressant Prozac for three months following the interruption of blood flow to the brain regained more mobility, and showed lower rates of depression, than those given a placebo pill, a new study has found.
| Sep 12, 2010
Vance Bourjaily, a novelist and professor of writing who was part of the post- World War II generation of writers whose wartime experiences influenced their early work, has died. He was 87.
Bourjaily, who was discovered by legendary editor Max Perkins,...
| Aug 12, 2011
Philip Levine, the Pulitzer Prize winner who was named the nation's next poet laureate Wednesday, has spent much of his career listening and reflecting on the voices of America. In his new job he said he has one main goal.
"I want to bring poetry to...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:51 PM
All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years.
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Jun 15, 2011
Edward G. 'Ted' Jones
Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia
Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
| May 7, 2008
Mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp., which is under investigation on allegations that it inflated certain borrowers' fees, acknowledged Tuesday that it had made errors and pledged to take steps to improve its operations.
Steve Bailey, chief...
| Oct 16, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Photograph by Jeff Barnard/Associated Press July 6, 2008: Kent Couch prepares to lift off in a lawn chair from his gas station in Bend, Ore., in a balloon-suspended lawn chair at dawn. About nine hours later, he created a sensation in Cambridge, Idaho,...