| Jul 4, 2011
| 8:18 PM
HAMPTON — Long before his audacious victories during the Civil War Robert E. Lee was sent to Fort Wool, a manmade island in the middle of Hampton Roads, to battle against the elements.
He wasn't entirely successful back in the 1830s according to...
| May 27, 2011
| 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of deaths, the details of which have remained...
| Apr 15, 2011
Arthur Marx, a veteran television writer, playwright, celebrity biographer and memoirist who wrote extensively about an often fractious life with his father, comedic legend Groucho Marx, has died. He was 89 and died of natural causes Thursday at his Los...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
March 25, 1961: There was a prisoner who had a wooden leg, but that was only the beginning of his problems, Matt Weinstock says. One of Paul Coates’ readers has some urgent information for Red Skelton about his lottery ticket!......
| Feb 13, 2011
Betty Garrett, a comedic actress who was a fixture in such MGM musicals as "On The Town" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," a regular on the television series "All in the Family" and "Laverne & Shirley" and a star on Broadway and in Los Angeles theater...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Dark sensibility: An exhibition featuring the art of filmmaker Tim Burton opens at Toronto's Bell Lightbox this week. The next stop on its tour will be the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May. (CBC) Extreme: A New York......
| Oct 2, 2010
Art Gilmore, who launched his more than 60-year career as an announcer in the 1930s and became a widely recognized voice on radio, television, commercials, documentaries and movie trailers, has died. He was 98.
Gilmore died Sept. 25 of age-related causes...
| Jun 12, 2010
| 2:00 AM
Couple celebrate 75 years together
Mariano and Mary Tomasino of Burbankrecently celebrated their 75th anniversary.
Mariano Tomasino married Mary Goffredo on June 1, 1935, in Mt. Carmel Church, Rochester, N.Y. Both were 20 years old in 1935 and will...
| May 10, 2010
| 2:38 PM
NEW YORK -- Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her plaintive, signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died.
She was 92....
| May 10, 2010
| 5:36 AM
Her luminous beauty -- seen in doe-like eyes set against perfectly chiseled cheekbones -- helped make her one of the first black women to triumph in Hollywood.
Her radiant vocals -- tinged with the sorrow of the blues -- placed her in an elite class of...
| May 10, 2010
Lena Horne, the silky-voiced singing legend who shattered Hollywood stereotypes of African Americans on screen in the 1940s as a symbol of glamour whose signature song was "Stormy Weather," died Sunday in New York City. She was 92
Horne died at New York-...