| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Kitty, a female chimpanzee that gave birth to many offspring used in laboratory experiments, has died in a Texas animal sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday.
Believed to have been born some 51 years ago, Kitty had been...
| Dec 12, 2013
On my 16th birthday in 1950, I went to work for the daily newspaper in the small East Texas town where I grew up. It was a racially divided town — about 20,000 people, half of them white, half of them black — a place where you could grow up...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Audrey Totter, 95, a blond leading lady of 1940s film noir who starred as a tough-talking dame in "Lady in the Lake," "The Set-Up" and "High Wall," died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her daughter, Mea Lane. Totter, a Woodland Hills resident, had a...
| May 11, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Taylor Mead, an underground cinema legend whose comic charm and sense of the surreal inspired Andy Warhol and other seminal figures in the alternative film world, died Wednesday in Denver. He was 88.
A fixture of bohemian New York who was also a poet...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:08 PM
David F. Cargo, 84, a maverick Republican who was 37 in 1966 when he became New Mexico's youngest governor, died Friday at an Albuquerque hospital. He had a stroke about two years ago and fell ill after an active Fourth of July, said Patrick Cargo, one of...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:28 AM
With a click of the camera pressed against her forehead, the photojournalist broke ground in a way her male colleagues never could.
Two weeks later in 1953, Life magazine printed the picture she took moments after giving birth at a Los Angeles hospital....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:14 PM
E.L. Konigsburg, who was one of the few children's authors to twice win the Newbery Medal, died Friday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va. She was 83.
Konigsburg had a stroke the week before she died, said her son Paul.
She won the Newbery Medal, one...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:26 PM
For much of the 1960s and the early 1970s, no suburban streetscape would have been complete without them: A squadron of kids clutching sky-high handlebars on low-slung bikes in eye-popping, hot-rod colors.
Equipped with a curved banana seat, the Schwinn...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found.
The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:11 PM
William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90.
Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T?
After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" --...