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  • Herman Leonard dies at 87; photographer chronicled mid-century jazz scene

    Herman Leonard dies at 87; photographer chronicled mid-century jazz scene
    Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, has died. He was 87. Leonard died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said. No...
  • Ray Bryant dies at 79; jazz pianist and composer

    Ray Bryant dies at 79; jazz pianist and composer
    Ray Bryant, a pianist and composer whose long career took off after he accompanied a variety of jazz greats during the 1950s at the Blue Note club in Philadelphia, has died. He was 79. Bryant died June 2 at New York Hospital Queens, a hospital...
  • Glass wall has birders seeing red

    Glass wall has birders seeing red
    Conservationists are calling for a developer to take down a nearly mile-long glass wall built around a new housing development near the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach after they say at least a dozen birds, including several birds of...
  • Digital media a priority for Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin

    Digital media a priority for Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin
    Veteran publishing executive Jack Griffin has been named chief executive of the new Tribune Publishing Co., leading a group of eight newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The publishing chain is being spun off as a separately...
  • Phillies' minor league team adds bits of bacon to home uniforms

    Phillies' minor league team adds bits of bacon to home uniforms
    The Philadelphia Phillies' triple-A affiliate out of Allentown already has an unusual name: the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Now they're going for an unusual marketing tool, at least for a baseball team: Bacon! That's right. The team, whose name is...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ship returns home after more than 600 sickened

    Royal Caribbean cruise ship returns home after more than 600 sickened
    BAYONNE, N.J. — At first he thought it was the fish. Maurice Weizmann, a Montreal businessman on a Royal Caribbean cruise with his wife, started vomiting on the second night of the 10-day voyage after eating dinner and watching a show on the...
  • Andy Murray advances at Wimbledon; U.S. women have mixed results

    Andy Murray advances at Wimbledon; U.S. women have mixed results
    No. 2 seed Andy Murray, who is trying to become the first British man to win the Wimbledon singles title since Fred Perry triumphed in 1936, easily won his first-round match on Monday with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker of Germany. Murray ...
  • Millions can find only part-time or lower-paying jobs

    Millions can find only part-time or lower-paying jobs
    Beyond the 15 million Americans who have no jobs at all, millions more are caught in part-time or limited jobs that don't pay them enough to maintain their standard of living — much less contribute to the strong consumer spending needed to power the...
  • Ferraro quits Clinton campaign after Obama remarks

    The battle of the surrogate presidential campaigners took another unexpected twist today when Geraldine Ferraro stepped down from a fundraising post in Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign after she said that Barack Obama had done well in the presidential...
  • Amanda Seyfried struts her singing stuff in 'Mamma Mia!'

    Amanda Seyfried struts her singing stuff in 'Mamma Mia!'
    IN THE HBO series "Big Love," Amanda Seyfried plays the eldest daughter in a polygamist family of one husband and three wives. In the lavish new musical "Mamma Mia!," based on the long-running Broadway hit, she plays the only daughter of one mother and...
  • A road trip across America's Coaster Belt

    A road trip across America's Coaster Belt
    I’m setting off on a road trip across America's "Coaster Belt," hitting eight theme parks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in just 10 days. Along the way, I'll visit some of the oldest amusement parks in the world and climb aboard classic wooden...