| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
BEIJING – Jang Sung Taek, the uncle by marriage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was executed Friday for attempting to seize power for himself, the country's official news service reported early Friday.
In a rambling report, the Korea Central...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Dozens of people in five states including California were infected with Hepatitis A after consuming contaminated packages of frozen berries they bought at Costco.
As of Friday, the FDA and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were...
| May 26, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Mario Ramos stirs a pot of beans with a bent spatula as the men crowd into the kitchen, the ragged line stretching out the splintered doorway.
Years ago, Ramos, 45, grilled up pricey seafood in a tiki-themed restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:37 PM
A former gang member was convicted Wednesday in the 1998 murder of a 23-year-old Santa Ana man whose body was later found in an ice-packed kiddie pool. Ramon Alvarez, 37, was found guilty of shooting fellow gang member Ruben Leal......
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Family members Monday were mourning the death of a 57-year-old grandfather who was shot and killed in San Bernardino while walking home. Deputies were dispatched to the 7000 block of Garden Drive in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino around......
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Woes of the True Policeman
Roberto Bolaño, translated from Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 256 pp., $25
An early death isn't the end for a writer. Like a special dispensation from...
| Dec 22, 2011
Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83.
Summers, who retired to the...
| Mar 5, 2011
Eugene Fodor, a swashbuckling violin virtuoso who was a media darling of classical music in the 1970s but whose substance abuse fractured a fairytale career, has died. He was 60.
Fodor died of liver disease Feb. 26 at his home in Arlington, Va., said his...
| Aug 8, 2010
Pilot was hailed as a
hero in '72 hijacking
Reginald Levy, 88, a pilot praised for his cool-headed bravery during a 1972 hijacking by Palestinian militants, died of a suspected heart attack or blood clot Aug. 1 in Dover, England, his...
| Aug 14, 2010
Richie Hayward, the drummer and a founding member of Little Feat, a celebrated rock band that arrived on the music scene in Los Angeles with its distinctively eclectic sound in the early 1970s, has died. He was 64.
For the record:...