| May 9, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Herbert Blau, an influential theater director, theorist and scholar who helped shape CalArts during its early years, died at his home in Seattle on May 3, his 87th birthday. He had cancer, according to the Seattle Times.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-born...
| Mar 26, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winner Anthony Lewis, whose New York Times column championed liberal causes for three decades, died Monday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 85.
Lewis worked for 32 years as a columnist for the New York Times, taking up...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Student standardized test scores can accurately identify effective teachers, along with other performance measures such as classroom observations and pupil surveys, according to a major national study released Tuesday. The study of 3,000 teachers in seven...
| Nov 11, 2012
Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit.
Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid.
Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing.
Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
| Oct 25, 2012
Judge Betty Binns Fletcher, considered a liberal stalwart of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades, died Monday in Seattle. She was 89.
The 9th Circuit announced her death but did not give the cause.
Appointed to the bench by President...
| Oct 17, 2012
Andrew Brimmer, the son of a Louisiana sharecropper who in 1966 became the first black member of the Federal Reserve Board, has died. He was 86.
Brimmer died Oct. 7 at a Washington hospital after a lengthy illness, said his daughter, Esther Brimmer....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
For decades after a woman has carried a male child in her womb or shared her mother's womb with a brother, she carries a faint but unmistakable echo of that intimate bond: male fetal DNA that lodges itself in the far recesses of her brain.
| Sep 13, 2012
Genes make us who we are — in sickness and in health. We get our genetic makeup from our parents, of course, but in the future, we might be getting genes from our doctors too. Imagine your doctor promising to cure your cancer or heart disease by...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 2:12 PM
USC on Saturday vowed investigate allegations that a former county appraiser provided a car and a plane ticket to former USC football star Joe McKnight. The Times reported Saturday that a key figure in the ongoing corruption investigation at the......
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:13 PM
The 2012 listing, released Monday, put the UC San Diego campus as number one nationwide for the third year in a row based on such socially conscious efforts as enrolling and graduating low-income students, supporting research and encouraging students...
| Jul 14, 2012
Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86.