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  • Highs and lows of a roller-coaster trip

    Highs and lows of a roller-coaster trip
    If you go Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio; (419) 627-2350, http://www.cedarpoint.com. Must: Cedar Downs Racing Derby, one of the last racing carousels in the world. Miss: The miserable Mantis stand-up coaster, which left my head aching....
  • 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...
  • Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success

    Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success
    Roger Williams, a pianist who was one of the most popular instrumentalists of the mid-20th century and who hit No. 1 on the pop charts in 1955 with his arpeggio-strewn "Autumn Leaves," has died. He was 87. Williams died Saturday at his Los Angeles home...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congressional leaders reach agreement on pipeline safety

     
    House and Senate leaders on Thursday reached agreement on tougher safety rules for the nation’s vast network of pipelines in the wake of a spate of incidents including a deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno last year that killed eight people and...
  • Explosion fears: House OKs pipeline safety bill; Senate up next

     
    A pipeline safety bill that gained momentum after a spate of incidents around the country, including last year's deadly explosion in Northern California, cleared the House with unusual speed on Monday. The pipeline safety bill was expected to move quickly...
  • Offsite audience drives latimes.com growth in November

     
    A memo to the staff from Managing Editor/Online Jimmy Orr and Senior Vice President/Digital Emily Smith: New Year’s resolution No. 1: Send monthly note out earlier (this note is for November). Yikes. But November was a great month. So let’s......
  • Occupy Wall Street, angry over eviction, occupies a new corner

     
    Occupy Wall Street vows to press on as lawyers challenge eviction in New York....
  • Pennsylvania airport with feral-cat problem announces plans to trap, neuter and release cats

     
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — An airport in eastern Pennsylvania that is dealing with a feral cat problem has announced plans to trap the felines and send them to a farm -- not euthanize them. Lehigh Valley International Airport has reached an......
  • Greening factories at Kraft Foods and General Motors

     
    Manufacturing facilities are usually paired with images of belching fumes and crowded trash chutes – anything but eco-friendly. But factories around the country are attempting to scale back. Kraft Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it has reduced net...