| Oct 24, 2009
Ted Sizer, a former prep school headmaster and Harvard University dean who built an education reform movement that has endured for two decades despite its unfashionable opposition to government- imposed standards and emphasis on deep learning over...
| Sep 15, 2009
| 6:21 PM
Music industry executive
Bob Greenberg, 75, a longtime music industry executive who held key positions at several record labels including Atlantic, Warner Bros., MGM/UA and Mirage, died Friday in West Hills, a day after suffering a stroke,...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| Oct 4, 2010
Buddy Morrow, a trombonist who carried on the tradition of big-band greats by leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for decades, has died. He was 91.
Morrow, whose career spanned more than 75 years, died Sept. 27 at his longtime home in Maitland, Fla.,...
| Dec 15, 2010
Karen Sortito, a movie-marketing executive best known for groundbreaking product tie-ins to James Bond films in the 1990s, has died. She was 49.
Sortito died Monday of cancer at her New York City home, said her friend Terry Curtin, co-president of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:08 PM
For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic, unforced accents and dialects.
He believed that actors in a...
| Jul 14, 2011
Roberts Blossom, a veteran character actor who played the old, white-bearded next-door neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie "Home Alone," has died. He was 87.
Blossom died Friday of natural causes at a nursing home in Santa...
| Jul 28, 2006
To qualify for Medicare funding, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires transplant centers to perform a certain number of transplants annually and achieve a specific unadjusted survival rate for patients one year after surgery....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:52 AM
NEW YORK -- An explosion that destroyed two buildings in a busy Manhattan neighborhood and killed at least two people was caused by a gas leak, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio said Wednesday, and hours after the explosion, some people remained missing.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:38 PM
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the story of the guy who claims he eats only pizza — and always just cheese and tomato — morning, noon and night. Oh, for 25 years. Twenty-five years? Evidently, in all that time, pizza with...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called "How We Die," has died at age 83.
He died of prostate cancer on Monday at his home in Hamden, said his daughter Amelia Nuland, who...