| Apr 1, 2010
David Mills, a former journalist and Emmy-winning television writer best known for his work on "NYPD Blue" and "The Wire," has died. He was 48.
Mills died Tuesday of an apparent brain aneurysm in New Orleans, where he had been working on the upcoming HBO...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 7:55 PM
Tyrannosaurs may have stalked far more of the globe than previously thought.
Scientists for the first time have found evidence of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus rex in the Southern Hemisphere, a discovery that could shed light on tyrannosaurs' evolutionary...
| Mar 15, 2010
At mushy Hallmark commercials in which the son finally gets home on Christmas Eve. At weddings because everybody's so happy. At funerals because everybody's so sad. Even watching the Olympics, when I bond with the skaters who get teary because...
| Feb 28, 2010
Food stylist and home economist Mable Hoffman had been married a good 30 years when a wedding gift caused her career to take an aromatic detour.
The recipients of that early 1970s present -- a Crock-Pot -- were newlyweds unsure of what to do with the...
| Feb 15, 2010
Three years ago, at the age of 48, Camilla Rees had to leave her apartment in downtown San Francisco. Not because of the rent, she says, but because of the radiation.
Her personal radiation meter -- yes, such things exist -- spiked after a lawyer...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Minimally invasive surgery, known formally as laparoscopic surgery, has proved a boon for patients over the last 20 years, minimizing hospital stays, speeding recovery and reducing the cosmetic consequences of operations. But new evidence suggests the...
| Jan 27, 2010
Former U.S. Sen. Charles McC. Mathias, a liberal Republican from Maryland who championed civil rights and protection of the Chesapeake Bay during his 26 years in Washington, has died. He was 87.
Mathias died Monday at his home in Chevy Chase, Md., from...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 10:02 PM
Pernell Roberts, a versatile actor best remembered for his portrayal of the handsome, eldest Cartwright son on the classic television western "Bonanza" and later as the lead character in the medical drama "Trapper John, M.D.," died at his Malibu home...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Melatonin may seem to be one of those benignly helpful substances that warrant little concern. The natural version is made in the brain, plays a role in our sleep cycles and is often taken -- by those who put faith......
| 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.