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February 5, 2010 | By Richard Winton
Actress Brittany Murphy's sudden death at 32 was due to pneumonia exacerbated by anemia and a harmful combination of medications. Ending weeks of speculation in the entertainment media over the Dec. 20 death of the "Clueless" and "8 Mile" star, the Los Angeles County coroner announced Thursday that the primary cause was "community-acquired pneumonia," with contributing factors of "iron deficiency anemia" and "multiple drug intoxication." The drugs involved were prescription and over-the-counter medications she took orally, said Ed Winter, assistant chief at the L.A. County coroner's office.
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WORLD
March 16, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Top U.S. officials warned against further Russian military aggression into eastern Ukraine as Americans and Western allies prepared to slap more sanctions on Russian officials and to protect the new government in Kiev. Sanctions could be announced as soon as Monday, officials said, and would send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin following Sunday's vote on a Russian-backed referendum to split Crimea from Ukraine. The U.S. rejected the vote and top lawmakers called it a sham.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2009 | By Steven Zeitchik and Rachel Abramowitz
One of the first things Brittany Murphy did when she showed up on the Oregon set of her indie thriller "Something Wicked" last June was acknowledge -- and apologize for -- her weight. "I met her on the first day she arrived [on set] in Eugene with her husband," said Scott Chambers, a principal at Chambers Productions and an executive producer on the picture. "She looked ill, as much as 10 pounds underweight, and she's a small person to begin with. She easily could have made an excuse not to come to work, but she didn't.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By August Brown
James Murphy's post-LCD Soundsystem life has been more befitting a Victorian renaissance man than a former rock star. He's dabbled in outside productions , yes, but he's also perfected his own coffee blend , lobbied for MMA fighting and is now looking to reform one of New York's least sonorous spaces -- the subway turnstiles. "I started noticing that the subway sounds quite brutal," Murphy told the Wall Street Journal in a video clip discussing the potential project . "Given that all that information is already at the turnstile, why don't we just make it a nice sound?
NEWS
June 28, 1992
I, for one, am finished watching "Murphy Brown." What a disgrace. Have they no feelings for the child? Or its feelings? I think not. Edith R. Eskildsen, Pasadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 2009 | By Ching-Ching Ni and Andrew Blankstein
Brittany Murphy, the actress who broke out with the teen comedy "Clueless" and gained critical acclaim for her role as rapper Eminem's love interest in the hip-hop drama "8 Mile," died Sunday morning of sudden cardiac arrest, police said. She was 32. Los Angeles firefighters responded to a medical call about 8 a.m. at the 8,000-square-foot home Murphy shared with her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, in the hills above the Sunset Strip. There were conflicting reports as to whether Murphy was discovered by Monjack or her mother.
SPORTS
July 10, 1986
In the words of Atlanta Manager Chuck Tanner, Dale Murphy' consecutive-game streak was "a black cloud" hanging over the Brave center fielder's head. So, Murphy sat out Wednesday's game in Philadelphia after playing in 740 consecutive games, a string that began Sept 25, 1981. It was decided that Murphy, in a 3-for-26 slump, needed to take a day or so off. The Braves, without Murphy, beat the Phillies, 7-3. Murphy seemed relieved, saying: "It's better not to have it hanging over my head.
NEWS
March 14, 1985 | Associated Press
Former Rep. John M. Murphy, convicted in the FBI's Abscam probe, was released on parole Wednesday after serving 20 months of a three-year sentence. Murphy, a New York Democrat who was a veteran of 18 years in the House, was found guilty in December, 1980, of conspiracy and of accepting an unlawful gratuity.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON, Times Art Critic
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy was named chairman of the board of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., on Friday, becoming the first Californian to head a board of a major East Coast museum. Murphy, who is chairman of the executive committee of Times Mirror Co., succeeds Paul Mellon, the gallery's major patron and its board chairman since 1979. Murphy's appointment is effective immediately.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2009 | Richard Eder
John the Revelator A Novel Peter Murphy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 254 pp., $25 In "John the Revelator," music journalist Peter Murphy has made a novel out of the sorties and travails of a boy growing up in a small Irish town. In fact, with its loose collection of characters, incidents and spaced-out riffs, it more closely resembles the sometimes disparate cuts on a pop album. John Devine, the protagonist and narrator, provides the uncertain voice linking these stories; yet neither stories nor voice manages to configure him as the novel's central personage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Russ Parsons
Jimmy Murphy, the genial Irishman who reigned as a Beverly Hills dining room power broker for more than three decades, has died. The longtime maitre d', first at the Bistro in Beverly Hills and later at his own Jimmy's Beverly Hills, was an icon in the days when restaurants were better known for their dining room staffs than for the chefs who were working in their kitchens. Murphy, 75, died at home in Beverly Hills on Friday afternoon after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
His current repertoire consists of plucky glee club singers and horror-tastic witches. But come May, TV everyman Ryan Murphy will be presenting a more somber story to viewers in the HBO play-to-telepic adaptation of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart. " Kramer's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical play about the early years of the AIDS crisis made its off-Broadway debut in 1985. Film adaptations have long been rumored, but it was not until recently that anything came to fruition. Murphy bought the rights to the play in 2010, joking that he took out a second mortgage to do so. He directed and produced the project, which is set between 1981 and 1984, and worked on the script with Kramer for three years -- estimating that about 45% of the movie will be new material.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Long before "lean in" became a rallying cry for professional women of America, there was "Murphy Brown. " In fall 1988, the sitcom about a brash, unmarried, fortysomething news anchor and recovering alcoholic premiered on CBS. Though it was slow to build into a hit, "Murphy Brown" became a top 5 show, won 18 Emmys over 10 seasons and sparked a contentious national dialogue about single motherhood, thanks to a certain vice president. Played by patrician blond Candice Bergen, Brown may have been physically reminiscent of real-life newswoman Diane Sawyer, but with her irascible and relentless disposition, she was, as creator Diane English famously put it, closer to "Mike Wallace in a dress.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
A 39-year-old woman who allegedly kidnapped her three children remained at large Thursday, a day after the siblings were found safe. Nisshawn Murphy was being sought after she failed to heed a judge's order to relinquish custody of her children due to several criminal convictions. She allegedly kidnapped her 10-year-old son outside his Palmdale foster home and left with his two younger siblings. The 10-year-old was reported missing about 8:50 a.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death. Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of new toxicology tests he'd had done after suing to gain possession of hair samples that were not used in the autopsy process.  The tests revealed higher-than-normal levels of 10 heavy metals in his daughter's hair, he said, and the lab he used suggested such a result was most likely from third-party poisoning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 | By Bob Pool
The U.S. Postal Service wanted to honor slain President John F. Kennedy, but first it needed Jackie Kennedy's stamp of approval. That's how a Los Angeles Times photo came to be chosen for the first commemorative postage stamp honoring the fallen president following his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination in Dallas. The 5-cent stamp issued on May 29, 1964, was based on a photo of then-Sen. Kennedy during a visit to the Santa Monica beachfront home of his brother-in-law, actor Peter Lawford, by Times staff photographer William S. Murphy.
NATIONAL
July 23, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Massachusetts police photographer who never sought permission before releasing images of the arrest of the man accused of being the Boston Marathon bomber has been placed on restricted duty with pay pending further investigation of his case, his lawyer said. Sgt. Sean Murphy, praised as a hero for releasing the images to offset what many saw as a favorable cover photo of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will stay on the State Police force but will be reassigned to administrative duties, his lawyer, Leonard Kesten, told the Los Angeles Times by telephone after a police hearing Tuesday morning.
WORLD
March 16, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - Top U.S. officials warned against further Russian military aggression into eastern Ukraine as Americans and Western allies prepared to slap more sanctions on Russian officials and to protect the new government in Kiev. Sanctions could be announced as soon as Monday, officials said, and would send a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin following Sunday's vote on a Russian-backed referendum to split Crimea from Ukraine. The U.S. rejected the vote and top lawmakers called it a sham.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.  The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to have died from acquired pneumonia and severe anemia. Her husband, Simon Monjack, died five months later at age 40 from the same natural causes. Angelo Bertolotti, Murphy's biological father, reportedly sued to get access to hair samples that had gone unused during the investigation following the actress' death, then sought testing from an independent lab.  PHOTO GALLERY: Brittany Murphy on tour with the USO The Carlson Co. lab report, obtained by the Wrap , indicated the presence of high levels of 10 heavy metals in Murphy's hair and, barring accidental exposure to all the metals simultaneously, suggested the source could be "a third-party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.
SPORTS
October 20, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 West Covina South Hills has hired Darren Murphy to take over as head coach of its baseball program. Murphy was at Northview for 15 years.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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