| 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...
| Sep 16, 2012
Viking: 367 pp., $27.95
T.C. Boyle's new novel, "San Miguel," is written to the natural rhythms of a distant, isolated place, and to the human rhythms of tormented souls.
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
| May 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY — Tomas Borge, last living founder of Nicaragua's Sandinista movement and one of its most hard-line enforcers as it battled U.S.-backed forces for decades, has died. He was 81.
In Nicaragua, the government of President Daniel Ortega...
| Nov 3, 2012
John Fitch, whose richly diverse life included being a successful sports-car racer, fighter pilot and auto-safety innovator, died Wednesday. He was 95.
Fitch died at his home in Lakeville, Conn., near the Lime Rock Park racetrack he helped develop in...
| Jul 2, 2012
Aeronautical engineer Jim Drake had already solved the "puzzle" of pairing a surfboard with a sail when a young man who stopped to admire "the Baja Board" in the late 1960s suggested what he called "the perfect name": the Windsurfer.
In his Santa...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 11:13 PM
Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Norco Ranch Inc. in western Riverside County in the 1950s and built it into one of the state's leading egg producers, processors and distributors, has died. He was 95.
Eisen died July 19 of...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:42 AM
This summer's hantavirus outbreak in Yosemite National Park has served as a sobering reminder that mystery still surrounde the disease, doctors say....
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Los Angeles mayoral and City Council candidates should address air, soil, water and energy problems in their campaigns, and the winners should push for specific measures to meet those challenges, UCLA researchers said in a report released Tuesday....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:24 PM
Officials Monday night contained a massive fire that raged out of control at a Chevron oil refinery in the Bay Area city of Richmond, according to media reports....
| May 1, 2012
| 9:35 PM
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