| May 10, 2010
Anti-Zionist, U.S.-born rabbi
Moshe Hirsch, 86, an American-born anti-Zionist rabbi and close associate of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died Sunday in Jerusalem, said Eida Haredit, an umbrella group of anti-Zionist, ultra-...
| May 9, 2010
Francisco Aguabella, an Afro-Cuban percussionist considered a master sacred drummer who also had a wide-ranging career in jazz and salsa, has died. He was 84.
Aguabella died Friday of cancer at his Los Angeles home, said his daughter Menina Givens....
| Mar 22, 2010
Margit Edwards vividly remembers the exact moment she understood how to dance the samba.
On a beach in Brazil — swept up in the power of an impromptu samba beat, a little cachaça (made from fermented sugarcane) and the feel of her feet on the...
| Mar 26, 2010
| 3:46 PM
An unidentified butcher is leaving a gruesome trail of blood puddles, guts and animal carcasses in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Park officials are trying to figure out who is responsible for mutilating the animals - which include chickens, turtles and...
| May 14, 2010
A woman from a polygamist family wanted in a 1988 quadruple slaying in Texas faces a detention hearing Wednesday after her extradition from Honduras.
Federal authorities say Jacqueline Tarsa LeBaron today went before a magistrate in Houston. LeBaron said...
| Jun 6, 2010
Ariel Pink seems quintessentially L.A. He's lived virtually his entire life in Los Angeles and can't imagine living anywhere else. He's written songs with titles like "Beverly Kills" and "Life in L.A.," and echoes of the city's musical past reverberate...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 12:34 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A woman who has a restraining order against the man who falsely claimed to have murdered JonBenet Ramsey said Wednesday the former suspect is living as a woman and trying to form a cult of little girls to have sex with him.
| Jun 3, 2010
From Kendrew Morales Abueg to Christopher Gregory Zuzow, 162 students graduated Saturday morning from St. Francis High School in La Cañada.
Hundreds of family members and friends gathered around the statue of St. Francis of Assisi to watch their sons,...
| Jun 4, 2010
| 2:55 PM
Let's face it: If Homer or Virgil were writing today, their work would probably get shelved in the fantasy section of the bookstore rather than in "Classics of Western Literature." "Oh, c'mon," I imagine some bookseller saying, "the publisher says this...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 3:14 PM
Most scripture promotes our careful stewardship of the Earth. And yet, apocalyptic religious traditions welcome signs of the "end times" (environmental degradation, war, oil spills, etc.), considering it the fulfillment of long-awaited prophecy and the...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 1:09 PM
Just one week after announcing plans to come to Broadway with a new musical called The Book of Morman, it seems the creators of South Park have elicited a strong reaction from another group.
An Islamic group based in New York has posted a warning on...
| Jan 3, 2011
Anne Francis, who costarred in the 1950s science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and later played the title role in "Honey West," the mid-1960s TV series about a sexy female private detective with a pet ocelot, died Sunday. She was 80.