| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
SEOUL -- Officials from North and South Korea sat down Wednesday for their first high-level government talks since 2007, with two issues expected to be at the center of discussion: upcoming inter-Korean family reunions and the annual U.S.-South Korean...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:21 AM
Shirley Temple Black, who as the most popular child movie star of all time lifted a filmgoing nation’s spirits during the Depression and then grew up to be a diplomat, has died. She was 85.
Black died late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif.,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Leonard Knight, the lean and sturdy New Englander who spent three decades joyously painting religious messages on a tall mound of adobe he called Salvation Mountain in the Imperial Valley desert, died Monday at age 82.
Knight died at a convalescent...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"There's America, there's the South and then there's Mississippi," Lyndon B. Johnson is quoted as saying in Dawn Porter's documentary film "Spies of Mississippi." A realization of Rick Bowers' 2010 book on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
North Korea on Friday called for a resumption of reunions for families separated since the Korean War. The seemingly conciliatory gesture increases the stakes for South Korea if it goes ahead with planned war games with the United States next month, which...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:58 AM
PYONGYANG, North Korea -- An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.
The missionary, Kenneth Bae, made the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:42 PM
As we head into 2014, sports remains our guiding light.
On these pages, we read daily about the good, the bad and the ugly, and we haven't even gotten to Dennis Rodman yet.
None of what we digest on the Web, or each morning in the paper, is...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:21 PM
Longtime announcer for Padres
Jerry Coleman, 89, the longtime voice of the San Diego Padres and a former major league ballplayer whose career was interrupted by combat in two wars, died at a hospital Sunday, the team announced....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:08 PM
If longtime Life magazine photographer John Dominis had a specialty, it was that he was a supreme generalist.
He took famed pictures of Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen, both of whom could be touchy with photographers, but Dominis won them over to the...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Some Los Angeles grocery store customers will have to adjust to a lifestyle change come Jan. 1, when a ban on plastic bags takes effect.
As of Wednesday, the thin, seemingly ubiquitous carryalls will be illegal for all large grocers to distribute. Small...