| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970s, died early Thursday at a Tallahassee, Fla., hospital. He was 85.
Ron Sachs, a former aide and family spokesman, confirmed his...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps.
Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Joe McGinniss, who died Monday from complications of prostate cancer at age 71, liked to break the rules. His best known book, 1983’s “Fatal Vision,” provoked a controversy over the author’s methods; it was McGinniss to whom...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Dave Brockie, the founder and lead singer of darkly satirical heavy metal band GWAR, was found dead Sunday in his Richmond, Va., home.
A police spokeswoman said that foul play is not suspected and that an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Mar 7, 2014
In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:26 PM
Joe McGinniss, the adventurous and news-making author and reporter who skewered the marketing of Richard Nixon in "The Selling of the President 1968" and tracked his personal journey from sympathizer to scourge of convicted killer Jeffrey MacDonald in the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:04 PM
Newspaper veteran Larry Burrough, who was the city editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and then a deputy editor at the Orange County Register where he oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative series, died Monday in Yakima, Wash. He was 66....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:37 PM
In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water.
More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84.
His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...