| Jun 14, 2012
Henry Hill, the infamous mob informant whose life of crime was chronicled in the film classic "GoodFellas," was the first to admit that he did "a lot of bad things back then."
"I shot at people. I busted a lot of heads, and I buried a lot of bodies,"...
| Sep 5, 2012
Edward Vincent was a year away from making history in 1983 as Inglewood's first black mayor when he heard a woman screaming on a city street that her purse had been snatched and decided "to practice what I've been preaching."
At the time, he was a city...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:33 PM
He was the overwhelming favorite in his event, so much so that U.S. sportswriters covering the 1960 Summer Olympics boasted that if Americans won just one gold medal over the rival Soviet Union at that year's Games, it would be his.
A skinny 19-year-old...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Richard Griffiths, the nimble British character actor best known to American audiences as cantankerous, wizard-fearing Uncle Vernon in the blockbuster Harry Potter films, died Thursday at a hospital in Coventry, England. He was 65.
The cause was...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:19 PM
"It's me and Burt against the world."
-- Linda Pugach, 2007
With those words, Linda Pugach explained, perhaps as well as anyone could, an unfathomable chain of events.
PHOTOS: Linda Pugach | 1937 - 2013
In 1959, she was Linda Riss, a 22-year-old dark-...
| Jan 10, 2013
Richard McWilliam, hailed for revolutionizing the trading card and sports memorabilia industry as a co-founder and chief executive officer of Carlsbad-based Upper Deck Co., has died. He was 59.
McWilliam died Saturday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe....
| Nov 3, 2012
Wearing round glasses, a buttoned vest and blue wingtip oxfords, Shaheen Sadeghi can't walk down Anaheim's Center Street Promenade without being greeted by every shop owner on this three-block stretch of newly opened restaurants and boutiques. He's the...
| Oct 27, 2012
Robby Benson is sitting serenely in the cafe of the Beverly Hills Hilton, sipping hot coffee as afternoon sunlight pours in through the windows. The 56-year-old actor, voice of the Beast in Disney's animated "Beauty and the Beast," is the picture of...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:52 AM
Tributes were pouring in for Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, when he said: "That's one small step for man; one......
| Aug 26, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Top NASA officials and former astronauts praised the late Neil Armstrong on Saturday, saying he made a major mark on space exploration. "When I think of Neil, I think of someone who for our country was dedicated enough to dare......
| Aug 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Neil Armstrong’s family said they were “heartbroken” to share the news that the former NASA astronaut and the first person to step foot on the moon had died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong was 82....