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  • Kim Kardashian's dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment

    Kim Kardashian's dress has a Marilyn Monroe moment
    Kim Kardashian was walking along a street in Beverly Hills when a gust of wind caught her full skirt, blowing it upward in a scene similar to Marilyn Monroe's famous skirt-billowing episode in "The Seven Year Itch." Kardashian was able to keep the skirt...
  • New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust

    New view of Horsehead Nebula: Ethereal wisps of gas and space dust
    Giant wispy clouds of gas and space dust rise to heights of 5-light years "tall" in this new image of the Horsehead Nebula that comes to us courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. The Horsehead Nebula is 1,300 light years away from Earth in the...
  • Chained thinking on the federal deficit

    Chained thinking on the federal deficit
    Washington's tug of war over the federal budget has many wonders, but the biggest one of all must be the lengths to which politicians and pundits will go to deprive Granny and Grandpa of $30 a month. That's the amount by which benefits for the average...
  • Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series

    Mark Saylor dies at 58; former Times editor oversaw Pulitzer-winning series
    Mark Saylor, a former Los Angeles Times editor who oversaw a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of articles on corruption in the entertainment industry, died Friday of cancer at his Pasadena home, his wife said. He was 58. Saylor, who was also a nationally...
  • Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson dies at 55; former Soviet chess player

    Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson dies at 55; former Soviet chess player
    Elena Akhmilovskaya Donaldson, who was once the world's second-ranked women's chess player and eloped in 1988 with the captain of the U.S. chess team when they were both playing at a tournament in Greece, has died. She was 55. Donaldson, who earned...
  • Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor

    Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor
    Jacqueline Piatigorsky was born into the Rothschild banking clan and grew up in a palace in Paris, but her silver spoon came with a ball and shackles. She rarely left her sumptuous homes and was dominated by a callous nanny. She felt invisible to her...
  • Russian punk band's plight galvanizes artists, rights groups, leaders

     
    A Russian court's guilty verdict and prison sentence for three Russian punk rockers has united pop stars, human rights advocates and political leaders around the world in a motly phalanx of support for the women of Pussy Riot seen as victims of a new...
  • Bobby Fischer versus 50 players

     
    U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer makes move during exhibition match against 50 players in the Knickerbocker Hotel in Hollywood....
  • Holiday gift guide 2012: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ superheroes, more

     
    Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......
  • ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Plot involves ‘unstoppable force of terror’

     
    Fans anxiously awaiting J.J. Abrams' upcoming “Star Trek Into Darkness” just got a little more information to ruminate over — ......
  • ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Catch the nine-minute preview in Imax

     
    An extended preview of the highly anticipated “Star Trek” sequel began playing today in 288 theaters across the U.S., five ......