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  • Iran Raid Likely To Drag In U.S. And Hurt Global Economy

    Iran Raid Likely To Drag In U.S. And Hurt Global Economy
    MUNICH (Reuters) - An Israeli raid on Iran's nuclear facilities would deliver a painful shock to the global economy, revive flagging Islamist militancy and possibly drag the United States into a regional war whether it backed its ally's attack or not. As...
  • 'Lost World' of sea creatures discovered near Antarctica

    'Lost World' of sea creatures discovered near Antarctica
    A "lost world" of sea creatures was discovered near Antarctica, British scientists announced Wednesday. New types of yeti crab, starfish and octopus were among the species found 8,000 feet below the surface of the sea, Oxford University researchers said....
  • New Genes Involved in Autism

    New Genes Involved in Autism
    A large international consortium of authors have identified new genes that appear to be involved in autism somehow. The findings appear in the journal Nature. The researchers in this big effort examined the DNA of 996 children with autism spectrum...
  • Quick Takes

    Quick Takes
    France aims against TV for toddlers France's broadcast authority has banned French channels from airing TV shows aimed at children under 3 years old, to shield them from developmental risks it says television viewing poses at that age. The ruling also...
  • British writer created Rumpole

    John Mortimer, a British lawyer and writer who created the character Horace Rumpole, a disheveled barrister memorably featured in the popular television series "Rumpole of the Bailey," died Friday at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 85. The cause...
  • Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument

    Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument
    Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
  • Erich Segal dies at 72; author of 'Love Story'

    Erich Segal dies at 72; author of 'Love Story'
    Erich Segal, a Yale University classics professor whose first novel, the weepy "Love Story," became a pop-culture phenomenon, selling more than 20 million copies in three dozen languages and spawning an iconic catchphrase of the 1970s, died Sunday in...
  • Hot type

    Hot type
    What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads. JUNE And Then There's...
  • 'Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector' by Benjamin Moser

    'Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector' by Benjamin Moser
    Why This World A Biography of Clarice Lispector Benjamin Moser Oxford University Press: 480 pp., $29.95 The writer Clarice Lispector earned that strange and occasional honor of fame: She became known by her first name alone. To this day, people call...
  • Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne are two of a kind

    Hugh Dancy and Rose Byrne are two of a kind
    A self-possessed individual graced with the good looks of a matinee idol -- large, bluish-gray eyes, a firm jaw line and fistfuls of brown, wavy hair -- actor Hugh Dancy seemed, at first glance, completely wrong for the lead in Fox Searchlight's...
  • 'Oxford Revisited' by Justin Cartwright

    Oxford Revisited Justin Cartwright Bloomsbury: 222 pp., $18 Travel writing is a category filled with subsets and divisions, but there are two principal modes. The first is that of discovery -- a voyager sets out to find a place that he or she has never...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 6, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.99) The wars of the Plantagenets, who ruled England before the Tudors, enmeshed with the mystery of the missing princes in the Tower of...