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  • H.H. Brookins dies at 86; pastor was influential black leader

    H.H. Brookins dies at 86; pastor was influential black leader
    The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, an influential bishop and former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles who became a political power broker, civil rights leader and mentor to former Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rev. Jesse...
  • The final days of Dave Duerson

    The final days of Dave Duerson
    They call it The City of Sun and Sea, the Venice of America. Beautiful Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., is located on a barrier island surrounded by Miami, the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The peach and white Ocean One building on Collins...
  • MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando | Video

    MVP Kevin Durant steals show as West downs East at NBA All-Star Game in Orlando | Video
    Dwight Howard showed his affection for Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos. Kobe Bryant set a new scoring record. And Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and others dazzled with rim-rattling dunks. Sunday’s 2012 NBA All-Star Game at Amway Center featured...
  • Irresponsible rhetoric takes focus off crucial issues in Trayvon Martin case

    Irresponsible rhetoric takes focus off crucial issues in Trayvon Martin case
    The New Black Panthers and Geraldo Rivera have something in common. They're both nuts. And they both show how the rhetoric surrounding the Trayvon Martin case can veer off the path of impassioned but reasonable discussion and onto a one-way street to...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Walsh defends 'game' comments amid growing criticism

    WASHINGTON — After taking heat for racially charged remarks, Rep. Joe Walsh issued a statement Friday asserting he was “in no way critical of minorities,” but an opposition group that had videotaped and distributed his remarks stepped up...
  • Edison CEO offers no hint when San Onofre will be back online

     
    The chairman and CEO of Edison International briefly addressed the equipment problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant in his remarks at the company's annual shareholders meeting Thursday, but he gave no hint of what is causing the issues or......
  • Stanton man convicted of arson and animal cruelty

     
    A 31-year-old Stanton man was convicted Thursday of setting fire to his home and poisoning his dog before slitting its throat. Jaime Arturo Garcia pleaded guilty to one felony count of arson, one felony count of animal cruelty and one......
  • Love and empathy for Whitney Houston in Newark

     
    "If you was never an addict you don't know what it's like to struggle and stay clean...to hit rock bottom," said Donna Thorn, recalling her own battle to get off drugs as she grew up on the gritty streets of Newark, where Whitney Houston was born 48 years...
  • Whitney Houston memorials spring up at N.J. school, church

     
    “She was in the choir and the chorus. She used to sing at church. But I didn’t expect she’d become a great singer – the greatest singer in the world,” said Principal Henry W. Hamilton, who admits he missed the explosive...
  • Amid scrutiny, water district will freeze water rates

     
    A water district serving nearly four million residents in L.A. County announced Thursday that it intends to freeze rates for the first time since 2003. The Water Replenishment District of Southern California’s announcement came after a Times story...
  • Whitney Houston's funeral: Where to watch it

     
    Whitney Houston's funeral will be streamed live on the Internet. Whitney Houston will be laid to rest in her native New Jersey on Saturday with an invite-only funeral....