| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.
The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death.
Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:20 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela, the former freedom fighter and South Africa's first democratically elected president, now lives at home in a sterilized bedroom rigged as an intensive care unit. A team of doctors attends him around the clock....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:09 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Dressed in black against a twilight-blue background, a somber South African President Jacob Zuma appeared on television to give his countrymen the news they had long dreaded.
"My fellow South Africans," he intoned....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:32 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- As Nelson Mandela neared death last week, doctors told his wife, Graca Machel, that this time he couldn’t be saved, South African media reported Sunday.
His wife Graca Machel told members of the Mandela family that he...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school.
Some of those sent to the Arthur G....
| Oct 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
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Marcia Wallace, who played Bart's fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel on Fox's animated comedy "The Simpsons" and Bob Newhart's wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic 1972-78 CBS sitcom...
| Oct 27, 2013
Emmy Award-winning actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the "Simpsons" role of Edna Krabappel and played wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at the age of 70.
Wallace died at home in Los Angeles...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Paul Karason, the man with blue skin and white beard, died this week. He was 62.
Karason was being treated for pneumonia at the time of his death, and had also recently suffered a heart attack and a stroke, according to a report on Today.com.