| Jun 27, 2013
Marc Rich, the trader known as the "King of Commodities" whose controversial 2001 pardon by President Clinton just hours before he left office unleashed a political firestorm of criticism, died Wednesday. He was 78.
The billionaire trader in oil, metals...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:29 AM
A terminally ill 2-year-old boy died just two days after serving as his parents’ best man at their wedding in western Pennsylvania.
Logan Stevenson, whose inclusion in Saturday's ceremony won his family well-wishers and admirers from across the...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:05 PM
ARDMORE, Pa. — It is hard to know whether this year's U.S. Open golf tournament will be remembered for Justin Rose's victory or Phil Mickelson's defeat.
Rose is 32 years old, an Englishman born in South Africa, who was a prodigy as early as 17...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:05 PM
You've seen them but not noticed them. You've heard them but not listened to them.
The new documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" shines a spotlight away from center stage over to the world of female backup singers.
Directed by Morgan Neville, the film...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:19 PM
After finding a lump in her breast, Laura Wells had to wait nearly six months before getting a confirmed diagnosis of cancer.
The 46-year-old Costa Mesa woman was uninsured and working part-time when she discovered the lump in 2007. She worked for...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Marissa Eve Ayala, who first drew national attention more than two decades ago as the child who was born to provide her sister a life-saving bone marrow transplant, graduated from Cal State Long Beach this week with a degree in speech pathology. ...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us about our early ancestors. Now, efforts to sequence the genomes of cancer cells -- to pinpoint the changes that occur in cancer cells' DNA when a person has the...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Join Times boxing writer Lance Pugmire at 1 p.m. today for a live discussion of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero fight.
Guerrero is a heavy underdog in the fight against the undefeated Mayweather, but as Pugmire wrote Thursday, that's...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As my colleague Melissa Healy noted Thursday, a British medical journal recently invited doctors who specialize in end-of-life care to debate whether patients should be told that they're terminally ill. Two London-based palliative care doctors argued in...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 10:16 PM
Dave Gold launched his 99 Cents Only Stores empire in Los Angeles at age 50 after mulling over the idea for over a decade.
The thrifty entrepreneur took the dollar store concept and introduced it to middle-class and upscale neighborhoods. In the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
The girl turned out to be fake, but the emotions Manti Te'o felt at the time of her supposed death were real, the Notre Dame linebacker said....