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  • Lawyer: FBI needs court order for Unabomber's DNA in Tylenol probe

    Lawyer: FBI needs court order for Unabomber's DNA in Tylenol probe
    A lawyer for Theodore Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, says the FBI will have to get a court order to obtain DNA samples for its investigation of the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people. John Balasz said he's...
  • Widespread Cracks Found On Southwest Jet, Grounding Several Planes Monday

    Widespread Cracks Found On Southwest Jet, Grounding Several Planes Monday
    Southwest Airlines is grounding dozens of flights Monday, as the airline examines its planes looking for metal fatigue and cracks. Widespread cracking was found on the skin of the Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing on Friday in Arizona,...
  • John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council

    John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council
    Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications...
  • Vang Pao dies at 81; exiled Hmong general

    Vang Pao dies at 81; exiled Hmong general
    Gen. Vang Pao, the controversial but revered Hmong leader who was a key ally to the United States during the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Clovis, Calif. He was 81. Vang Pao was admitted to a hospital for pneumonia Dec. 26 shortly after his traditional...
  • A. Alan Post dies at 96; longtime California budget analyst

    A. Alan Post dies at 96; longtime California budget analyst
    A. Alan Post, the longtime legislative analyst who watched over the budgets of California governors from Earl Warren to Jerry Brown, has died. He was 96. Post, who also was a well-regarded artist, died March 26 of natural causes at his home in...
  • Richard Steinheimer dies at 81; pre-eminent railroad photographer

    Richard Steinheimer dies at 81; pre-eminent railroad photographer
    Richard Steinheimer, a master of railroad photography whose poetic images documented a half-century of trains and the landscape of the American West, has died. He was 81. Steinheimer died May 4 at his Sacramento home of Alzheimer's disease, said his...
  • 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...
  • How Mexico's drug war affects tourism

    How Mexico's drug war affects tourism
    What can travelers expect from Mexico in 2011? That's at least a $64-million question, given the many Americans who visit the country every year. And the answers seem to point every which way. Across Mexico, international visitors and drug-war casualties...
  • How to avoid nasty winter travel surprises

    How to avoid nasty winter travel surprises
    Did you learn anything about travel from the recent wave of storms in the Midwest and East? Certainly, despite tremendous technological development, you learned (or re-learned) that air travel is still something of a gamble during really bad weather....
  • Alamo signs off on car, then bills for unfilled tank

    Alamo signs off on car, then bills for unfilled tank
    I recently rented a car from Alamo, and I encountered a questionable practice that I wanted to let you know about. I've used Alamo many times in the past, always returning the car with a full tank. Last month, after bringing back my rental in Tucson,...
  • PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw

    PASSINGS: Phyllis Gebauer, Les Guthrie, Freda Koblick, Lee Ames, Brian Haw
    Phyllis Gebauer Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
  • John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures

    John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures
    John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76. McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...