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Salvador Jorge Blanco Former president of Dominican Republic Salvador Jorge Blanco, 84, a former Dominican Republic president who was convicted of corruption in a decision later overturned by an appeals court, died Sunday at his home in Santo Domingo,...
Grant McCune Effects artist shared Oscar for 'Star Wars' Grant McCune, 67, a member of the team that won the Academy Award for visual effects in 1978 for George Lucas' "Star Wars," died Monday at his home in Hidden Hills, said his wife, Kathy. He had...
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died...
PASSINGS: Elisa Rishwain, Rhonda Copelon, Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, Rollin 'Molly' Sanders, Norman HandElisa Rishwain Luxury shoe designer Elisa Rishwain, 65, who designed luxury shoes under the Elisa Ferare nameplate, died April 25 at her home in Los Angeles after a three-year battle with cancer, her son Brian said. Born in Stockton on Oct. 28, 1944,...
Robert Bartlett Haas, a longtime UCLA educator who spent years immersed in the writings of Gertrude Stein, has died. He was 94. Haas died April 20 in a hospital in Nuertingen, Germany, after a brief illness, said his son, Peter. He had spent most of...
Booster ShotsA leading authority on exercise and nutrition during pregnancy says the updated guidelines on pregnancy weight gain fail to adequately address the obesity epidemic. More than 60% of American women of childbearing age are overweight or obese and a large......
Cram college students into close quarters -- the shared restrooms, the group dining, the TV lounges where a steamy bag of microwave popcorn becomes communal property -- and dorm living can suddenly become a daily exercise in dodging illness. With what is...
Associated PressLouis Auchincloss, a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction whose dozens of books imparted sober, firsthand knowledge of America's patrician class, has died. He was 92. Auchincloss died at a New York hospital on Tuesday, a week after suffering a...
Erich Segal, a Yale University classics professor whose first novel, the weepy "Love Story," became a pop-culture phenomenon, selling more than 20 million copies in three dozen languages and spawning an iconic catchphrase of the 1970s, died Sunday in...
Robert S. Ingersoll, a Chicago industrialist who exchanged his business career for one as a diplomat, serving as U.S. ambassador to Japan and deputy secretary of State in the 1970s, has died. He was 96. Ingersoll died Sunday at a retirement home in...
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Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you're primed for the music of Michael Daugherty. A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment of Americana....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesSnakewoman of Little Egypt A Novel Robert Hellenga Bloomsbury USA: 342 pp., $25 Blend one anthropologist (Jackson), one young woman fresh out of prison for shooting and injuring her husband (Sunny), and that husband, a Pentecostal pastor from a...
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