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"Doctor Who" is celebrating 50 years on the air this year, new episodes begin airing Saturday and to top it all off, the good Doctor has just received a Peabody Award for 50 years of "evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known...
It was a bloody rampage on Connecticut more than a month ago that brought gun control back onto the national political stage, so it was appropriate that state’s Legislature became one of the first Monday to publicly wrestle with the thorny questions...
Nation NowNortheast snowstorm: About 306,000 residents in Connecticut are still without power after a snowstorm in the Northeast last weekend....
Jacket CopyThe Mark Twain House in Hartford Connecticut faced financial struggles - while one of its employees embezzled $1 million....
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Forgotten Founding Father Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Joshua Kendall Putnam: 355 pp., $26.95 Reading Joshua Kendall's smart new biography of the pioneering lexicographer Noah Webster Jr. (1758-1843) brings to...
The Big PictureComcast commits to support non-profit news outlets. But it could do a lot more....
Stephen Barnett Vocal critic of California court system Stephen Barnett, 73, a 1st Amendment professor emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Law and a prominent critic of the state court system, died Tuesday in Berkeley of complications from cardiac...
Ken Ober, a comedian and actor who as host of MTV's "Remote Control" in the 1980s guided the raucous question-and-answer trivia contests on the irreverent cable TV game show, was found dead Sunday at his home in Santa Monica. He was 52. Lee Kernis of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEditor's note: This story originally appeared in the L.A. Times on April 25, 1980. -------------------- Crazy Horse, S.D. -- The tall, heavyset sculptor with flowing gray beard stood outside his mountain tomb puffing on a cigar and musing aloud: "I...
Joza Karas, a Czechoslovakian-born violin teacher who spent decades tracking down and reviving musical compositions written by Jews in the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, died Nov. 28 at his home in Bloomfield, Conn. He was 82 and had congestive...
Were it not for Noah Webster Jr., the farm boy from West Hartford, Conn., who would have been 250 on Thursday, Americans might all be reading their newspapers from back to front today. As the War for Independence was winding down, the linguistic...
"A Return to Wartime Philippines" [Special Asia Issue, Aug. 7] was quite a bittersweet nostalgia trip for me. Like the author's mother, Leanne Blinzler Noe, I lived in the Philippines from 1938 to 1947. All my experiences parallel hers. However, I...
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