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Dallas Willard Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
Re "Remove Medicare's straitjacket," Opinion, March 29 Art Kellerman misunderstands why Congress delayed inclusion of oral-only drugs in the Medicare payment bundle for dialysis services. It wasn't to give Amgen and other drug makers a major windfall;...
Now that the budget "sequester" is in effect, Congress is shifting its attention to entitlement reform. There's simply no way to achieve long-term reductions in federal spending without touching the big health programs, particularly Medicare. Although...
L.A. NOWThe California Endowment is launching a campaign to extend medical coverage to all uninsured state residents, including undocumented immigrants. An estimated 3 million to 4 million Californians, or about 10% of the state’s population, could remain...
Carla Wensky came to her father last year for a word of advice. The woman from the small Wyoming town of Powell wanted to donate something she said she didn’t really need, that she could live without. One of her kidneys. Wensky’s good...
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is seeking to repeal a Medicare-pricing provision in the recent "fiscal cliff" deal that benefits biotech giant Amgen Inc. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) filed legislation this week to eliminate the exemption for a...
World NowAs the school year begins in Hong Kong, protesters in the former British colony are rallying against new classes soon to be required by China, deriding them as “brainwashing.”...
L.A. NOWAn 83-year-old man who murdered his 94-year-old roommate while both were recovering from surgery at a Laguna Woods rehabiliation center was sentenced Friday to lifetime probation with a suspended sentence of 16 years....
World NowA disgraced former police chief of South Africa and Interpol boss serving a 15-year prison sentence for corruption was released Friday on medical parole, with officials insisting he didn’t get preferential treatment. Correctional Services Minister...
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...
Show TrackerThis recap of HBO's "Luck" sees Walter Smith (Nick Nolte) entering his young prospect, Gettn'up Morning, in a 3-year-old maiden special weight race -- a race for horses who have never won, but who have enough potential to be protected from a claim. As...
Tom Martinez Quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area Tom Martinez, 67, a quarterbacks coach in the Bay Area who had worked with Tom Brady from his time as a high school player through his NFL career with the New England Patriots, has died. Martinez died...
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