| Jan 29, 2010
Paul R. Jones, a collector of African American art who donated troves of works to universities in Delaware and Alabama, has died. He was 81.
Jones died in Atlanta on Tuesday after a brief illness, said University of Alabama spokeswoman Angie Estes. The...
| 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....
| Oct 21, 2009
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Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, author and longtime Washington bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, whose hard-nosed coverage of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the Watergate scandal in the 1970s helped...
| Aug 28, 2009
William A. Emerson Jr., who covered civil rights flash points as part of a cadre of gutsy Southern reporters and later served as editor in chief of the Saturday Evening Post, has died. He was 86.
Emerson, whose health had declined after a stroke, died...
| Jul 19, 2009
Kenneth M. Stampp, a UC Berkeley historian whose repudiation of the benign, paternalistic interpretations of slavery that had prevailed for more than 100 years permanently altered his profession's views of what white Southerners had euphemistically called...
| May 31, 2009
Aiming to reach out to conservative voters, about 3,000 gay-rights supporters gathered Saturday in California's Central Valley in a renewed campaign to win support for same-sex marriage.
Just days after the California Supreme Court upheld a voter-...
| May 3, 2009
Marl Young, a musician who was instrumental in the merger of the all-black and all-white musicians unions in Los Angeles in the early 1950s and two decades later became the first black music director of a major network television series, "Here's Lucy,"...
| Apr 15, 2009
Maxine Cooper Gomberg, an actress best known for playing the secretary in the 1955 film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly," has died. She was 84.
Gomberg, who also was a social activist, died of natural causes April 4 at her Los Angeles home, her family said....
| Mar 30, 2009
Dr. William B. Schwartz, a renowned kidney disease specialist and researcher who later turned his attention to health policy and began sounding a warning in the 1980s that rising healthcare costs would force America to begin rationing medical care, has...
| Feb 8, 2009
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
| Feb 4, 2009
Millard Fuller, a self-made millionaire who gave away his wealth to start the Christian house-building group Habitat for Humanity, and who started a similar organization after he was fired over disputes with the Habitat board, died Tuesday en route to a...