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NBA center Jason Collins, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, has become the first male athlete still active in a major professional sport to come out as gay. Collins made his announcement to Sports Illustrated, which will feature Collins...
FrameworkA Lakers and New York Knicks free-for-all breaks out near the end of a game at the Sports Arena. Knicks' Tom Hoover (23) prepares to take poke at Lakers' Don Nelson (20) who suffered a split lip in fracas....
For just as many reasons readers found to sneer at Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer, others found reasons to praise the late strongman. While several readers slammed Chavez for behaving like a dictator and...
WASHINGTON -- When John Kerry’s political foes complained in 2004 that he “looked French” and ordered Swiss cheese on his Philadelphia cheese steaks, the Democratic presidential nominee began keeping his affinities for Europe bien...
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This post has been updated; see below for details. The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...
WASHINGTON — Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control. "The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to...
Los Angeles TimesContemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
R. Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who served as the social conscience of two administrations, launching the Peace Corps for his brother-in-law, President Kennedy, and leading the "war on poverty" for President Johnson, has died. He was 95. Shriver died...
One of the lessons most people carry away from the schoolyard is that picking an avoidable quarrel with somebody who really likes to fight generally is a losing proposition. It's too bad nobody reminded the Obama administration of that before it launched...
Top of the TicketIt's a test of Camelot in a way, a question of whether the Kennedys -- who have held sway over Massachusetts politics and the national imagination since the rise of former President John F. Kennedy and his glamorous wife, First......
Show TrackerWhat do Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes have in common? Theyâll soon be appearing in âThe Kennedys,â the upcoming History channel miniseries about the Democratic royalty. Kinnear (âAs Good As it Getsâ)â will play John F....
L.A. NOWIt all started with John Francis âHoney Fitzâ Fitzgerald, the Irish American politico who served two terms as mayor of Boston in the early 1900s. A century later, his great-grandson Bobby Shriver has been selected mayor of another well-known coastal.....
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