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  • Alexander Cockburn dies at 71; radical longtime columnist

    Alexander Cockburn dies at 71; radical longtime columnist
    Los Angeles Times Alexander Cockburn, the radical and acerbic journalist who had written longtime columns in both the conservative Wall Street Journal and the leftist outlet the Nation, died Friday in Germany. He was 71. The influential writer had...
  • Libya blast kills photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

    Libya blast kills photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros
    Reporting from Misurata, Libya, and Los Angeles -- Barely two months ago, combat photographer Tim Hetherington sent out a tweet from the Academy Awards ceremony, where his Afghanistan war film "Restrepo" was up for the best documentary trophy. "At the...
  • PASSINGS: Swami Bhaktipada; Jim Harris; Antonio Cassese

    PASSINGS: Swami Bhaktipada; Jim Harris; Antonio Cassese
    SWAMI BHAKTIPADA Built huge Hare Krishna community in West Virginia Swami Bhaktipada, 74, who built a massive farm community in West Virginia and a Palace of Gold that became the crown jewel of the U.S. Hare Krishna movement before scandals and criminal...
  • Baruch Blumberg dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner who discovered hepatitis B virus

    Baruch Blumberg dies at 85; Nobel Prize winner who discovered hepatitis B virus
    Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who received the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering the hepatitis B virus, which causes severe liver disease and cancer, and who later developed the vaccine that protects against it, has died. He was 85....
  • Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe

    Tony Judt dies at 62; leading historian of postwar Europe
    Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62. Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...
  • PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham

    PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham
    Edward G. 'Ted' Jones Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
  • Tom Williams resigns as Yale football coach amid Rhodes scandal

     
    Tom Williams resigned as the Bulldogs coach Wednesday as the university continues to investigate whether he lied on his resume about being a Rhodes candidate while attending Stanford....
  • Getty Museum hires Timothy Potts as new director

     
    The Getty Museum's Jim Cuno announces his decision to hire Timothy Potts as his new museum director, effective in September....
  • James Beard awards includes one Florida chef nominee

     
    Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami has been nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the...
  • Suu Kyi falls ill on first day of European tour [Video]

     
    On the first day of a whirlwind trip through Europe, famed Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill, throwing up in the middle of a news conference in Switzerland....
  • Happy birthday, Naguib Mahfouz

     
    Dec. 11 is Naguib Mahfouz's 100th birthday. Mahfouz is the only writer from the Arab world to be awarded the Nobel literature prize. His work has been reprinted in a 20-volume set from American University in Cairo Press....
  • Barbara Tuchman's opening lines

     
    Barbara Tuchman's masterful accounts of history in "The Guns of August" and other works have now been reissued in a volume from the Library of America....