| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The rate of premature births dropped slightly in the United States last year, but the country still has a ways to go before reaching the March of Dimes’ goal of only 9.6% of babies born prematurely.
Preliminary figures for 2012 show that 11.5%...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:19 AM
And you thought your morning was rough.
Matt Lauer and Al Roker received prostate exams Thursday on "Today" in an effort to build awareness around prostate cancer.
Lauer's urologist, Dr. David Samadi, oversaw both procedures, which took about 35...
| Nov 8, 2013
Re "Why men should pay for coverage of maternity care," Column, Nov. 6
Michael Hiltzik gets it right in explaining why men pay for maternity coverage and women pay for men to have prostate cancer screening and treatment. The point is to make the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
No traces of poison were found during tests of the exhumed remains of Chilean Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, forensics experts reported Friday after a six-month investigation.
The revered South American poet and avowed communist died just 12 days after...
| Nov 10, 2013
Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:09 PM
MINERSVILLE, Pa. — He hobbled down the dark tiled hallway, leaning heavily on his black wooden cane. His feet shuffled, his hands shook, and finally 85-year-old Benjamin Share nearly collapsed into a chair in the prison visitation room....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Former Lakers great Vern Mikkelsen passed away at the age of 85 on Thursday, the team confirmed.
Mikkelsen was named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995 (see video above) after a 10-year NBA career with the Lakers.
"Vern was one of the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Paul Robeson was one of the most widely accomplished Americans who ever lived -- All-American football player, lawyer, concert singer and recording artist, star actor on stage and screen in both dramas and musicals, and lightning-rod political activist....
| Apr 22, 2013
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
| Jun 22, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Vince Flynn, 47, a best-selling author who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series, died Wednesday at a hospital in St. Paul, Minn., after a more than two-year battle with prostate cancer, according to friends and his publisher.
| Aug 18, 2013
— There's really no better way to see a place than by foot.
Even if the path is 26.2 miles and goes over a 13,800-foot mountain pass.
And it's a race.
Running a marathon in June along the Inca Trail, high in the Peruvian Andes, seemed like a...