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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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April 26, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
The mother of a 15-year-old California teenager who stowed away in the wheel well of Hawaii-bound airliner told Voice of America radio that her son had recently learned that she was alive after being told by his father she had died. Speaking from a refugee camp in eastern Ethiopia, Ubah Mohamed Adbdullahi told VOA that she believed her son risked his life trying to reach her, according to the Associated Press. "I know he was looking for me, and I am requesting the U.S. government to help me reunite with my kids," she told the international radio station.
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October 9, 1994 | ROBIN ABCARIAN
She sat on the end of the riser, facing 500 people under an immense white garden party tent on the lawn of a fabulous canyon estate. She had a glamorous look about her--she wore a short creamy suit with clunky boots, and her short hair was crimped and oiled and combed straight back off a face that was luminous--angelic even. She had that Beverly Hills aura: gorgeous, privileged, pampered. A stranger, you would guess, to suffering of any magnitude greater than a broken nail.
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April 23, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel-well of a Hawaii-bound plane "thanked God" his son survived the ordeal, saying the boy may have been trying to return to Africa, according to the Voice of America . “When I watched the analysis about the extraordinary and dangerous trip of my son on local TVs and that Allah had saved him, I thanked God and I was very happy,” Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, of Santa Clara, told VOA's Somali...
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April 16, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Bradley Cooper lives with his mom. Yes, you read that right. The Sexiest Man Alive in 2011 calls his mother, Gloria - this year's Oscar date - his roommate. In Details magazine's May issue, the cover boy and "The Place Beyond the Pines" star opened up about why he moved in with his mother after his father, Charles, died in 2011 following a long struggle with cancer. "We're surviving. Both of us. Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life," Cooper said . "And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped.
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October 3, 2010 | By Waheeda Samady
In the morning, before my father and I go our separate ways to work, we chat amiably. "Good luck on your day. " "Hope business is good. " And our one response to everything: " Inshallah . " God willing. I get into my mini-SUV and head off to the hospital, groaning about the lack of sleep, the lack of time, but also knowing that I am driving off to what has always been my dream. My father gets into his blue taxi, picks up his radio and tells the dispatcher he's ready. Then he waits.
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February 18, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
The "Manhattan" episode of "Once Upon a Time" answers a lot of lingering questions: Who's Henry's father? What will happen when Rumpelstiltskin reunites with his son? Who is Rumpelstiltskin's son? How did Mr. Gold get his limp? What was in the box August showed to Neil?  All pressing queries that the creators could've dangled for years, but they didn't. We get to see the answers, and, of course, we get to form lots more questions. As is often the case, we start in the past. Years ago, Rumpelstiltskin is out to prove that he's not the coward his father was, so he's happy that he's been called to the front lines of the war. His wife is not so happy but knows it's best.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Stacy St. Clair
PARK CITY, Utah - It has been more than four years since former Minnesota Twins outfielder Ted Uhlaender's passing, but he continues to guide his daughter's Olympic preparations. Katie Uhlaender, one of the nation's top skeleton racers, wiped away tears Tuesday as she described how her father's death contributed to her disappointing performance at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and how he now serves as her primary inspiration heading into Sochi. Wearing his 1972 National League Championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck, Uhlaender acknowledged she lacked the motivation to compete after his 2009 passing and that it showed in her 11th-place finish in Canada.
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June 12, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Soccer star Lionel Messi and his father have been accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities. Criminal charges alleging nearly $5.3 million in unpaid taxes from 2007 through 2009 were filed against them Wednesday by prosecutor Raquel Amado in Barcelona. Messi, who plays for Barcelona and is from Argentina, is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. The World Player of the Year reportedly makes just over $20 million a season, according to Forbes magazine, and receives about $21 million in endorsements from his sponsors, which include Adidas , PepsiCo and P&G. ALSO: Ravens release Vonta Leach after failing to agree on new deal The top 25 @ 140: Which college teams lead in Twitter followers Manti Te'o breaks monthlong silence, discusses championship loss
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May 21, 2010
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April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Craig Sager will be a notable absense from the NBA playoffs this year as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. The TNT sideline analyst known for his wild wardrobe made the announcement Friday in typically charismatic fashion. “My favorite time of year - city to city, round by round, 40 games in 40 nights" he said in a statement. A dramatic turn has matched me with acute myeloid leukemia. From the sidelines to being sidelined, 40 veins and 40 electrolytes. Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop.” The last sentence refers, of course, to his famous on-screen relationship with San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, who is known for his terse answers to all reporters but seems to have developed an ever-so-slight soft spot for Sager.
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April 20, 2014 | By David Colker
Robert Olsen, a critically acclaimed artist known for his luminescent paintings of outdoor urban objects such as gas pumps and ATMs, would drive around Los Angeles all night looking for interesting items to photograph and then later paint. "I try to isolate the ubiquitous," Olsen said to a reporter who accompanied him on a drive for a 2002 Los Angeles Times article . "I like to look at these things as mathematical models. " Times art critic Christopher Knight chose Olsen, whose works almost never portrayed humans, as one of L.A.'s top painters under 45 . "The pictures have the specificity and presence of portraiture," Knight wrote in 2007, "resonating with the bleak beauty of American life today.
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April 18, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Paloma Esquivel
The father of a man accused of raping and killing four women in Orange County said he doesn't believe his son is capable of carrying out the attacks. Dean Gordon said the family is embarrassed and trying to cope with the accusations. "He's been charged with something that is very serious," Dean Gordon said. "I'm devastated but I don't think my son is capable of that. " Steven Dean Gordon, 45, and Franc Cano, 27, are charged with the rape and murder of four women who disappeared in Orange County since last fall.
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April 16, 2014 | By KTLA
Authorities are asking the public's help in identifying a group of people involved in the fatal attack of a father of three who was stabbed to death while defending a homeless man in Rancho Cucamonga. Donnie Reed died Sunday while trying to defend a homeless man from a group of people who were harassing him, Lucky Hughes, a friend and witness to the stabbing, told KTLA . The attack occurred across from Stix Sports & Grill on Foothill Boulevard around 2:25 a.m., according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
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April 14, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Standing at the lectern, Mindy Corporon calmly spoke about love in the face of hatred, describing how two people so central to her life - her father and her son - were shot to death by a gunman who police say is a white supremacist bent on violence. Her voice steady, she described arriving Sunday afternoon moments after the attacker, whom police identified as Frazier Glenn Cross, opened fire in the parking lot of the Jewish Community Center here, a shooting rampage that took the lives of three people, including a woman outside a nearby Jewish senior center.
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April 11, 2014 | By Ralph Vartabedian
Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading defense electronics firm - dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites - has died. He was 94. One of the nation's top technologists and defense executives during the Cold War, Puckett died March 31 at his home in Pacific Palisades after suffering a stroke. His wife, Marilyn, confirmed his death. "Allen Puckett was one of the guiding spirits of Hughes Aircraft," said Malcolm Currie, a former deputy defense secretary who later followed in Puckett's footsteps as another president of the company.
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September 18, 2009 | Catherine Saillant
Distraught over his divorce and the loss of his job, James Mulvaney did the unthinkable, Ventura County authorities say. Sometime after his ex-wife dropped their two children off at his Thousand Oaks apartment Tuesday, Mulvaney stabbed 12-year-old Jason and 7-year-old Jennifer to death in their bedrooms. The 52-year-old father then took his own life by overdosing on prescription pills, a preliminary review Thursday by the county medical examiner's office indicates. Pending toxicology tests are needed to confirm the finding, but Mulvaney's body had no visible trauma and prescription medicines were found in the residence, Deputy Medical Examiner Michael Tellez said.
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May 29, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Before his death in 1975 at age 50, Rod Serling was one of the top Emmy Award-winning writers during the golden age of live TV drama of the 1950s, penning such acclaimed dramas as "Patterns," "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "The Comedian. " In the 1960s he became a TV superstar as the host of his seminal CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone.' In his prolific career, Serling also wrote such films as 1964's "Seven Days in May" and 1968's "Planet of the Apes. " He was also the host and frequent writer on the NBC anthology series "Night Gallery" in the early 1970s.
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April 11, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
CHICO -- About half an hour after the bus his son was riding in exploded into flames, Mt. Washington resident Gaylord Hill got a call about the crash from a bystander. Hill's son Miles had been put on oxygen, the bystander said, and the 18-year-old was going to be airlifted to a hospital. And that was the last piece of news Hill heard for hours. "I couldn't panic because I had to get the information. After I got off the phone ... sure, I panicked. I broke down," he said. "I called my wife and let her know and then she broke down.
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April 10, 2014 | By David Colker
Lucia Eames was a designer in her own right, but for the last 25 years she worked to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated design teams of the modern era: her father, Charles Eames, and stepmother, Ray Eames. In particular, Lucia Eames ensured that their famed Pacific Palisades house - considered one of the pinnacles of modern residential design - remained as a monument not only to the couple's sense of architecture and design, but also to the way they approached their work.
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