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  • Suu Kyi falls ill on first day of European tour [Video]

     
    On the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
  • Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man

    Phillip Tobias dies at 86; South African expert on early man
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Phillip Tobias, a renowned South African paleoanthropologist and expert on early man and hominids, died Thursday. He was 86. Tobias died in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness, according to South Africa's...
  • Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'

     Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'
    -------------------- Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95 -------------------- "How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
  • Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists

    Announcing the 2012 L.A. Times Book Prize finalists
    This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
  • Pomona-Pitzer track athlete is in running for Rhodes Scholarship

    Pomona-Pitzer track athlete is in running for Rhodes Scholarship
    Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and...
  • Edson Spencer dies at 85; CEO refocused Honeywell Inc.

    Edson Spencer, who as head of Honeywell Inc. first battled IBM's dominance of the computer market in the 1980s, then gave in and focused his company on automation and aerospace technology, has died. He was 85. He died Sunday at his home in Wayzata, Minn....
  • Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe

    Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe
    Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62. Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...
  • PASSINGS: Swami Bhaktipada; Jim Harris; Antonio Cassese

    PASSINGS: Swami Bhaktipada; Jim Harris; Antonio Cassese
    SWAMI BHAKTIPADA Built huge Hare Krishna community in West Virginia Swami Bhaktipada, 74, who built a massive farm community in West Virginia and a Palace of Gold that became the crown jewel of the U.S. Hare Krishna movement before scandals and criminal...
  • Glen Howard GoodKnight II dies at 69; Tolkien enthusiast founded the Mythopoeic Society

    Glen Howard GoodKnight II dies at 69; Tolkien enthusiast founded the Mythopoeic Society
    For a man preoccupied with all things Tolkien, his name appeared invented: Glen Howard GoodKnight II. But it was authentic, down to the unexpected capital "K" that stands sentry like a castle in Middle-earth. In 1967, he was a history major at Cal...
  • PASSINGS: David Alexander, James E. Akins, Sumbat Lapajian, Carl Gordon

    PASSINGS: David Alexander, James E. Akins, Sumbat Lapajian, Carl Gordon
    David Alexander Longtime president of Pomona College David Alexander, 77, who brought national standing to Pomona College during a two-decade tenure as president, died Sunday in Claremont after a long battle with cancer, the college announced....
  • Christa Wolf dies at 82; celebrated German writer

    Christa Wolf dies at 82; celebrated German writer
    Christa Wolf, one of Germany's most celebrated writers for her depictions of life in the former communist East, but who was later damaged by revelations she collaborated with its secret police, has died. She was 82. Wolf died Thursday in Berlin,...