| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 1:55 PM
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Earl Sweatshirt, the Los Angeles-born rapper whose major label debut “Doris” is due this summer, has been forced to cancel all upcoming concert dates after a bout of pneumonia landed him...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Ted Hood, 86, a yachtsman, sailmaker, yacht designer and builder who captained the winner of the 1974 America's Cup sailing race, died June 28 at a nursing home in Middletown, R.I., his son Richard said. He had had pneumonia and heart problems....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who underwent a double lung transplant received a second set of lungs three days after the first set failed, her family said Friday.
In a Facebook update, Sarah Murnaghan’s mother said her daughter’s...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.
His death was confirmed...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
You hear him before you see him.
The melodic baritone drifts through the sterile corridors of Valencia’s Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
The sound surprises no one. Most have gotten used to hearing Jared Axen, a registered nurse, who...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:21 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The health of former President Nelson Mandela, already critical, has deteriorated further in the past two days, according to a government official Thursday, as the nation prepared for his death.
As Mandela spent his 20th...
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| May 7, 2013
Dancer helped popularize modern ballet in U.S.
Frederic Franklin, 98, a British-born dancer who helped popularize modern ballet in the United States, died Saturday at a Manhattan, N.Y., hospital of complications from pneumonia,...
| Jan 18, 2013
Allan K. Jonas, a Los Angeles real estate developer and a longtime leader and volunteer with the American Cancer Society, the American Civil Liberties Union and other civic and political groups in Southern California, has died. He was 91.
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...