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  • More deaths in Northeast as snow gives way to bitter cold

    More deaths in Northeast as snow gives way to bitter cold
    NEW YORK -- A ferocious snowstorm that buried some areas of the Northeast in nearly two feet of snow tapered off Friday, leaving death in its wake and giving way to a bitter chill compounded by winds that sent temperatures plunging well below zero. At...
  • The irony of Michelle Obama's water campaign

    The irony of Michelle Obama's water campaign
    Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you...
  • Sidney Harman dies at 92; Newsweek owner and high-fidelity sound pioneer

    Sidney Harman dies at 92; Newsweek owner and high-fidelity sound pioneer
    Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92. Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Dr. Charles Epstein dies at 77; geneticist survived attack by Unabomber

    Dr. Charles Epstein dies at 77; geneticist survived attack by Unabomber
    Dr. Charles Epstein, a UC San Francisco medical geneticist who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children, but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber,...
  • Once an aid in a federal probe, antiquities scholar becomes a key target

    Once an aid in a federal probe, antiquities scholar becomes a key target
    Third of three parts On a March visit to the United States from her adopted home in Thailand, antiquities scholar Roxanna Brown met her brother for lunch in Santa Monica. Roxanna was broke, Fred Brown recalled. She seemed nervous. For years, she'd...
  • Samuel M. Genensky dies at 81; mathematician invented tools for the near-blind

    Samuel M. Genensky dies at 81; mathematician invented tools for the near-blind
    Samuel M. Genensky, a former Rand Corp. mathematician and inventor whose near-blindness led him to help others cope with limited eyesight and become more self-sufficient, died June 26 at his Santa Monica home. He was 81. The cause was complications of...
  • Meinhardt Raabe dies at 94; one of the Munchkins in 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Meinhardt Raabe dies at 94; one of the Munchkins in 'The Wizard of Oz'
    Meinhardt Raabe, who played the Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz" and proclaimed that the Wicked Witch of the East was "really most sincerely dead," has died. He was 94. Raabe died Friday morning at a hospital in Orange Park, Fla., after an apparent...
  • Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq

    Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq
    When George Howell told his hometown friends that, at age 24, he had decided to enlist in the Army despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they tried to talk him out of it. His best friend, Derek Paris, remembers Howell as unshakable. "He just said,...
  • Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives

    Sheldon J. Segal dies at 83; scientist led development of long-lasting contraceptives
    Sheldon J. Segal, who led the team that developed Norplant, Jadelle, Mirena and other long-lasting contraceptive agents that are used by more than 120 million women around the world and who promoted the idea that women did not have to have monthly...