| Feb 27, 2011
A memorial service for Hall of Fame football player Ollie Matson will be held at 11 a.m. March 12 at the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, 760 S. Westmoreland Ave.
Matson, who played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1959 to 1962 and also won a silver and...
| Jun 14, 2010
Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder and a longtime CBS executive, has died after a long illness. He was 73.
Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., spokesman Arthur Sando said.
Robert Joseph Wussler was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Newark, N.J.,...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 7:37 AM
Bud Greenspan, award-winning filmmaker, writer, character and, arguably, the world's No. 1 fan of the Olympics, has died. He was 84.
Greenspan died Christmas Day at his home in New York City, his companion Nancy Beffa said. He had Parkinson's disease....
| Nov 22, 2010
LAURIE 'BAMBI' BEMBENEK
Convicted of killing husband's ex-wife, escaped from Wisconsin prison
Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, 52, a former Playboy Club bunny and police officer convicted of shooting her then-husband's ex-wife, died Saturday of liver failure at...
| May 26, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney swung throughChicago on Thursday to raise money and put together a state campaign team for another run at the White House.
Romney named state Treasurer Dan Rutherford as hisIllinois chairman. Rutherford did the...
| May 2, 2011
Jon Huntsman Jr. arrived here from Beijing on Friday to mull a White House bid against the man who made him ambassador to China, a matchup that would offer no shortage of personal drama.
But before taking on President Obama, Huntsman would face another...
| Aug 30, 2010
Anton Geesink, who helped make judo a universally popular sport by winning a gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died. He was 76.
Geesink died Friday, according to the Dutch state broadcaster NOS. He had spent several weeks in a hospital in his...
| Jul 27, 2010
Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, a two-time world champion of the billiards sport known as snooker who galvanized the game with his wild antics and quick play, was found dead Saturday at his home in Belfast, Ireland. He was 61.
Despite being diagnosed with...
| Jun 5, 2010
John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
| Sep 16, 2010
Norman Barker Jr., a top executive with First Interstate Bank of California and, before that, United California Bank, from the 1960s until the mid-1980s, died of natural causes Saturday at his Los Angeles home, said family spokeswoman Elizabeth Douglass....
| Aug 12, 2010
David L. Wolper, the award-winning television documentary producer best known for the blockbuster TV miniseries "Roots" and for the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies he created for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, has died. He was 82....