| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:12 PM
BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:49 AM
An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto has been detained in North Korea, prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an advisory against travel to the country.
Merrill Newman, a retired financial executive and Korean War veteran, was escorted off an...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
In the half-century since the Korean War, an estimated 200,000 Korean children have been sent to adoptive homes in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Graphic novelist Jung Henin became one of them in 1971, at age 5, and he has turned his...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 9:08 PM
David F. Cargo, 84, a maverick Republican who was 37 in 1966 when he became New Mexico's youngest governor, died Friday at an Albuquerque hospital. He had a stroke about two years ago and fell ill after an active Fourth of July, said Patrick Cargo, one of...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Stan Lynde, creator of the syndicated western comic strip "Rick O'Shay," which ran for 20 years in major newspapers and reached about 15 million readers, died Tuesday of cancer in Helena, Mont. He was 81.
Lynde was a Korean War veteran who had studied...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:09 PM
As the wise, dryly humorous psychiatrist caring for shellshocked surgeons and troops in the hit television series "MASH," actor Allan Arbus was so convincing that at least one colleague assumed he had expertise in the medical specialty.
In 1973, the...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:03 PM
During the car-crazy 1950s in Southern California, Dean Jeffries was one of the first hot rodders to chop, channel and soup-up automobiles. His distinctive paint jobs and sculpted body work attracted many admirers to his auto shop, including the likes...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Lo Hsing Han
Ex-drug kingpin and business tycoon
Lo Hsing Han, 80, a former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government, died Saturday at his home in Myanmar's main city of Yangon. The cause was not...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Haynes Johnson, a Washington journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the civil rights movement and migrated from newspapers to television, books and teaching, died Friday at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., after suffering a heart attack. He...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:09 PM
When Bert Stern photographed the world's most photographed woman, he had a feeling that it would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
He was right.
Six weeks after their boozy sessions in a suite at the Hotel Bel-Air, Marilyn Monroe died of an...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The little farm towns of Central California held a poetry all their own for Jose Montoya.
From childhood he knew their people, mostly immigrant laborers like his own family. He knew the labyrinthine rows of fruit trees, the dirt-floor houses and trailer...