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Times Staff WritersUPPSALA, Sweden — Before he shattered a red Ferrari in Malibu and became grist for Internet legend, Bo Stefan Eriksson ran a criminal gang in Sweden, raced cars in Europe, skippered a yacht called Snow White and helped run a video game company...
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Times Staff WritersStefan Eriksson had hoped that millions of video gamers would experience the thrill of street racing on a hand-held device he helped develop. But then Eriksson's $1-million Ferrari was totaled, an accident that gamers around the world may see as a cruel...
Times Staff WriterIn the world of organ transplantation, location is everything. After waiting more than a decade for a liver, Jonathan Van Vlack was deteriorating. His gut swelled with fluid, and toxins accumulating in his blood made him forget his own name. Still, he...
Photographer Rocco Morabito, whose shot of a utility worker saving the life a fellow lineman who had been shocked by a high-voltage wire won a Pulitzer Prize in 1968, died Sunday. He was 88. Morabito's health had been declining and he was in hospice...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOutside her Bel-Air home, Nancy Reagan stood arm in arm with John McCain and offered a significant but less than exuberant endorsement. "Ronnie and I always waited until everything was decided, and then we endorsed," the Republican matriarch said...
Billy Powell, the former roadie who became a rock star for his keyboard work with the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died this morning apparently of heart problems in his home in Orange Park, Fla., police said. He was 56. Police received a telephone call at 12:...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhile his Republican rivals fought hard in the week before today's primary, Mike Huckabee was forced to largely forgo this expensive battlefield. After his loss to Sen. John McCain in the South Carolina GOP primary Jan. 19, Huckabee arrived in Florida...
Special to The TimesNew York IN 2005 at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Daniel Breaker was perfunctorily reading a play in which he thought he was being offered a minor role, a character simply called Youth. But 20 pages into the quirky musical "Passing Strange," the actor was...
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Frank Melton Troubled mayor in Mississippi Frank Melton, 60, the mayor of Jackson, Miss., died early Thursday, less than two days after losing a reelection bid in a contentious Democratic primary that came a week before his second federal trial. The...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOn a day usually given over to reflection and introspection, millions of Americans attended church services Sunday that galvanized them politically and underscored the nation's divisions on the eve of a bitterly contested presidential election. From...
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — The Army moved Friday to boost production of armored Humvees for American troops in Iraq by 100 a month, despite recent assertions by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that soldiers could not be supplied with safer vehicles because...
Times Staff WriterThe young soldier died like so many others, ambushed while on patrol in Baghdad. Medics rushed him to a field hospital, but couldn't get his heart beating again. What set Army Spc. Travis Babbitt's last moments in Iraq apart was that he confronted them...
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