| Jul 29, 2008
FOR THOSE of us who don't expect to travel soon to Tasmania, reading Nicholas Shakespeare's "Secrets of the Sea" is a decent alternative. His fifth novel draws much of its allure from its wild setting on this remote Australian island at the bottom of...
| Oct 18, 2009
The 2009 Lexus ES 350 shot through suburban San Diego like a runaway missile, weaving at 120 miles an hour through rush hour freeway traffic as flames flashed from under the car.
At the wheel, veteran California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor...
| Nov 8, 2009
More than 1,000 Toyota and Lexus owners have reported since 2001 that their vehicles suddenly accelerated on their own, in many cases slamming into trees, parked cars and brick walls, among other obstacles, a Times review of federal records has found....
| Dec 7, 2009
Paula Hawkins, who in 1980 became the first woman elected to a full Senate term without a family political connection, has died. She was 82.
Hawkins died Friday at a hospital in Orlando, Fla., surrounded by her family, said Rep. John Mica, a close...
| Jul 14, 2009
As afternoon turned to evening July 8, Robert Alan Korda seemed to have disappeared into thin air.
The former L.A. Philharmonic violinist left his Van Nuys home about 3 p.m. but never showed up at the Hollywood studio where he was scheduled to work...
| Aug 31, 2009
Disney Cruise Line is preparing for a population surge on its private island, thanks to a larger fleet that will transport more passengers to its 1,000-acre resort.
The expansion plan goes well beyond additional lounge chairs and extending the dock....
| Mar 4, 2009
At this stage of “Lost,””%20mystery no one actually believed that John Locke would remain dead, but still, it's satisfying to see him alive again. That is, alive in the way that you and I are -- not in flashbacks, and not in the way that...