| Apr 30, 2009
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70.
FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
| 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...
| Jun 15, 2009
It's not a subject that most people like to talk about, but some local funeral homes are adding options to burying a loved one. An eco-friendly version of urns and caskets are on display at Cook Family Funeral Home in Bainbridge Island. David Cook is...
| Sep 3, 2007
VARANASI, India — Cremation fires crackle all day long on the chipped concrete steps of this riverside holy city, the blazes spewing ash and flakes over the mourners who crowd its famous piers. Sweating, bare-chested men stoke the funeral pyres,...
| Sep 14, 2008
When I heard that John McCain's running mate had children named Track, Willow, Bristol, Piper and Trig, I was floored. My reaction, like that of many of my acquaintances, was: Forget her views on religion, abortion, immigration or that bridge to nowhere,...
| Jul 4, 2007
At 4 p.m. on June 8, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa issued a terse statement announcing that he and his wife, Corina, were separating after 20 years of marriage.
Two hours later, Telemundo television anchor Mirthala Salinas delivered the story to...
| Dec 1, 2007
The low sunlight angling onto Howard Jones Field mimics in intensity the concentration of USC's football players as they hustle through late-afternoon practice. Signal calls, hand-clapping and the bellowing of coaches reverberate against the high walls of...
| Jun 1, 2009
NEWARK, N.J. ( WPIX) -- The New Jersey funeral director who pleaded guilty to illegally harvesting body parts for resale was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.
Stephen Finley had pleaded guilty in February to desecrating human remains. Prosecutors...
| Jul 15, 2007
They were playing R&B and hip-hop at the Tejano club that night.
Army Spc. Mark Ryan Climaco Caguioa, 21, was passing the sweltering Texas night drinking with fellow soldiers -- a bunch of guys barely out of their teenage years, trying to meet girls....
| Sep 3, 2008
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Robin DeSantis will never forget the day her cat Samantha passed away.
"A Sarah McLachlan song, 'I Will Remember You,' was playing on the radio," says Robin, a resident of New Kent County. "I figured it was her telling me it was OK."
Making the decision...
| Oct 19, 2008
So much was riding for York High on Johnnie Howell's field-goal attempt on Saturday against Lafayette.
Because the score was tied and only 10.2 seconds remained in the game as he lined up, it likely would give the Falcons a victory. And a win would...
| Apr 2, 2008
Alberta Trujillo felt the baby coming. She woke her fiance, Margarito Garcia, and told him they needed to get to a hospital.
Neither had a car or a driver's license. So they bundled up and started walking to East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital a block...