| Jun 28, 2008
| 5:11 PM
A teenager was decapitated by a roller coaster after he hopped a pair of fences and entered a restricted area Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia, authorities said.
Six Flags officials are uncertain why the unidentified 17-year-old from Columbia, S.C....
| Jul 4, 2008
To make a documentary, you must be passionate about the subject. But too much admiration can lead to a film with more of a fan's view than is good for it. Such is the case with "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson."
Certainly there is a...
| Dec 5, 2007
THE nose was like an armful of herbs and dried grasses, followed by a whisper of smoke on the palate. In short, this whiskey was a bit like a noble old Scotch from Speyside, except that a splash of water brought out a bright note of anise.
And except for...
| Feb 3, 2008
What should I do first -- book my airfare or my hotel?
Don't book either until you check out both or have a travel agent check them for you. If you're planning to attend a major event, such as Louisville's Kentucky Derby or New Orleans' Mardi Gras,...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 6:03 PM
The insurance industry is pouring money into Republican campaign coffers in hopes of scaling back wide-ranging regulations in the new healthcare law, while preserving the mandate that Americans buy coverage.
Since January, the nation's five largest...
| Sep 17, 2009
Mary Travers, the clarion-voiced female third of the quintessential folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary whose harmony-laden recordings of politically minded songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts in the 1960s, died...
| Oct 14, 2009
Singer had role in 'The Godfather'
Al Martino, the singer who played the role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at his childhood home in suburban Philadelphia. He was 82.
Martino died in Springfield, Pa., publicist Sandy...
| Dec 7, 2009
| 4:09 PM
In his Nov. 22 Times Op-Ed article, “Monogamy isn’t easy, naturally,” biologist David P. Barash claims that because monogamy is rare in the animal world, it is therefore unnatural behavior for humans. The logic of the argument is...
| Jun 22, 2010
Co-founder of L.A. County epilepsy group
Betty Ticho, 89, a social worker who co-founded the Los Angeles County Epilepsy Society and served as its executive director for 30 years, died May 29 at Santa Monica Hospital of complications from...
| Aug 12, 2009
They say that life is a journey and not a destination. That sentiment must surely include cooking, where the twists and turns of one memorable culinary adventure brought my husband and I right back home.
Many years ago, we hosted a book party for an out-...
| Sep 3, 2009
Diane Sawyer had twice been passed over for the job of anchoring ABC's evening news broadcast, first after the death of Peter Jennings, and then following the abrupt end of the Bob Woodruff-Elizabeth Vargas pairing that led the network to put the...