Southern California home sales plunged in July and show little signs of rebounding. And that, economists say, could stunt the region's economic growth.
The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees on charges of knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses.
More than a third of American adults have no retirement savings, and 14% of those ages 65 and older also haven?t put money away yet, according to a new study.
Robert Easton, a character actor whose command of a vast array of foreign and American regional accents led to a flourishing second career as a dialect coach to Hollywood stars such as Charlton Heston and Anne Hathaway, has died. He was 81. Often called the Henry Higgins of Hollywood, he died of natural causes Friday at his home in Toluca Lake, said his daughter, Heather Woodruff Perry. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Robert Easton: The obituary of actor and dialect coach Robert Easton in the Dec. 22 LATExtra section incorrectly identified Heather Woodruff Perry as Easton's daughter. She has advised that she was not officially adopted. — -------------------- A consummate...