| Dec 9, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad likes to describe his government as a popular and respected player in world affairs. But recent polls indicate that Iranâs stature around the globe is not as high as its leader claims, even in parts of......
| Nov 29, 2009
Eric Weiss was stopped at a busy Long Beach intersection last month when he said his 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup unexpectedly started accelerating, forcing him to stand on the brakes to keep the bucking truck from plowing into oncoming cars.
| Nov 25, 2009
| 6:19 PM
Robert A. Fuhrman, a pioneering Lockheed engineer who played a central role in the creation of the Polaris and Poseidon missiles before rising to the top of the aeronautics and aerospace giant, died Saturday in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 84.
| Oct 26, 2009
David C. Kohler
Attorney, law school professor
David C. Kohler, 56, director of the entertainment and media law institute at Southwestern Law School, died of cancer Oct. 15 at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, the law school...
| Oct 15, 2009
Nan Robertson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter who brought distinction and change to her newspaper through highly publicized professional and personal battles -- one against sex discrimination at her newspaper, the other against toxic...
| Oct 14, 2009
| 4:32 PM
As baby boomers reach retirement age, more are opting to continue to work, whether for economic reasons, or because they simply like to work. That employment can provide more than a paycheck -- working, it seems, has pretty good mental......
| Oct 4, 2009
Broadway, TV actor
Byron Palmer, 89, an actor and singer who broke through in the late 1940s in the hit Broadway musical "Where's Charley?" and later co-starred on the TV show "This Is Your Music," died of natural causes Wednesday at...
| Sep 24, 2009
Space scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that water exists on the moon, a discovery that helps complete a picture of a water-rich solar system and that could make colonizing our nearest neighbor in space much easier than previously thought....
| Aug 30, 2009
Last spring, in the writing class I teach at USC, my students and I discussed Turnitin.com -- a website at which many high school students and college undergraduates are now required to vet their work. In the digital age, copying others' research is as...
| Jul 19, 2009
Kenneth M. Stampp, a UC Berkeley historian whose repudiation of the benign, paternalistic interpretations of slavery that had prevailed for more than 100 years permanently altered his profession's views of what white Southerners had euphemistically called...
| Jul 4, 2009
British comedy actress
Mollie Sugden, 86, a British actress best known for her role as Mrs. Slocombe in the television comedy series "Are You Being Served?" died Wednesday in London after a long illness, according to her agent, Joan...