| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Jacques Verges, the flamboyant lawyer who earned the nickname the "Devil's advocate" for his defense of former Nazis, terrorist bombers and notorious dictators and their aides, has died. He was 88.
Verges died of cardiac arrest Thursday in the Paris...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Industrialist honored for
saving Jews during WWII
Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Until 2011, the sexually charged photographs of Helmut Newton had never been the subject of a major U.S. museum show.
"It's a hypocrisy of the American psyche," says collector Manfred Heiting of the disparate reactions to Newton's hugely influential...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:10 PM
A Santa Clarita Valley school board member already censured by his colleagues for inappropriate comments about Nazis was removed from the panel after a district probe showed he lives outside the district.
The Saugus Union School Board voted 4-1 on...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Dr. Henry Morgentaler, 90, an abortion rights activist who helped overturn Canada's abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at his Toronto home, according to Carolyn Egan, director and founding member of the Ontario Coalition of Abortion Clinics....
| May 30, 2013
| 10:38 PM
The Boys in the Boat
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
An underdog story of nine working-class boys from the University of Washington's eight-oar crew and their...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103.
Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...
| May 19, 2013
| 12:17 PM
BERLIN — Family archives belonging to a descendant of the composer Richard Wagner are expected to be passed to the German government soon, opening access to researchers who have long sought to shed light on their links to the Nazi regime.
| May 9, 2013
| 5:26 AM
BERLIN -- A Nazi-themed production of the Wagner opera "Tannhauser" that featured scenes of gas chambers and the execution of a family has been canceled in Germany after some audience members had to receive medical treatment for shock.
| May 2, 2013
| 11:12 PM
Chris Kelly, 34, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross that had a chart-topping hit with "Jump," was pronounced dead Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said.
Police were called to Kelly's home in south...