| 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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Deborah Raffin, a film actress, veteran of television miniseries and entrepreneur whose company, Dove Books-on-Tape, became a major force in the audio book industry, died Wednesday of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 59.
| Dec 17, 2012
Herbert Moskowitz, an experimental psychologist whose pioneering research on the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving helped produce standardized field sobriety tests and pushed policymakers to set lower legal limits for intoxicated driving in the U.S....
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:23 PM
SACRAMENTO — My wife was an atheist who loved Christmas.
She loved the giving. Loved the smiles on the grandkids' faces.
Loved decorating the tree.
Really loved the big old, bright Christmas tree in Capitol Park.
Loved the food and made a...
| Jan 9, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, whose narrative nonfiction spanned presidential politics and the game of baseball, has died. He was 62.
Cramer died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from lung cancer,...
| Feb 16, 2013
Constitutional law expert and liberal scholar
Ronald Dworkin, 81, an American philosopher, constitutional law expert and liberal scholar who argued that the law should be founded on moral integrity, died Thursday of leukemia in London,...