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April 22, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens
Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, died as a result of a pulmonary embolism and  "narcotic medication intake" in what Los Angeles County coroner's officials classified as an accidental death, authorities said Monday. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on New Year's night. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined his death did not involve foul play but appeared to involve some type of drug overdose.
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April 19, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
WASHINGTON - On Monday, if all goes according to plan, I'll be lining up at the start of the Boston Marathon. Let's just say this up front: I probably shouldn't be. I signed up last September, but over the last few months, training season, I've been fighting one of those frustrating injuries that just would not come around. Figuring for weeks that it was just a bad hamstring, I stubbornly dragged my bad leg like a piece of wood over snow and black ice, all through a relentless, miserable Northeast winter.
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March 13, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Police and municipal officials in Austin, Texas, are set to discuss an incident that left two dead at SXSW, the city's annual arts, cinema and interactive festival. Watch the news conference live below: (That livestream event is over. More here from KXAN Austin.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 | Chris Megerian and Paige St. John and Scott Gold
When they climbed on board the bus, most were strangers. Not friends, nor classmates. They were called together by aspiration: They were headed to Humboldt State University through a program designed for underprivileged students. Most would be the first in their family to go to college. They were called together, too, by fate: They were assigned to this bus because their last names began with the letters A through L. A little after 5:30 on Thursday evening, now 500 miles into the trip, their bus carrying 48 people thundered past the fertile farms that line Interstate 5. A FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a wide median and struck the bus head-on.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2012 | By Margaret Gray
Meet the Macbeths, a charming, upwardly mobile couple grieving over the death of their only child. Director Jessica Kubzansky's interpretation of Shakespeare's “Macbeth,” currently on view in a satisfyingly foggy, bloody production by the Antaeus Company, opens with a funeral. Macbeth (Rob Nagle in the performance I saw; all the roles are double-cast) and his wife (Tessa Auberjonois) place a tiny shrouded body in a coffin, wordlessly but movingly communicating the couple's grief and mutual love.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Tim, a New York City firefighter, knew instinctively when his co-worker and best friend, Terry, cocked his head and wordlessly indicated that he was heading into a flaming World Trade Center tower that it was the last time he would see him. Ling, who was burned in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, could do little for months afterward but sit on the couch and watch "Murder, She Wrote. " Basically, "here's this little old lady who somehow figures everything out," she says was her reaction to the show, and it brought her a strange comfort.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Philip Brandes
Taking its name from the tail number of a crashed airplane, “One November Yankee” at the NoHo Arts Center is about a disaster rather than being a disaster, which is always the better side of the equation for a new play to be on. Still, there's room for improvement in playwright-director Joshua Ravetch's meditation on the aftermath of tragedy told through three interwoven stories about conflicted brothers and sisters played by screen and stage...
NATIONAL
July 16, 2013 | By David Horsey
A string of misperceptions has driven the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman tragedy from the very beginning, including the public misperception that perfect justice can be found in a court of law. The misperception that propelled events from the very start was Zimmerman's assumption that a black kid in a hoodie did not belong in his neighborhood. If he had known Martin was the guest of a local resident with no other mission than to reach home with the package of Skittles he had just purchased, Zimmerman would not have followed the young man. In fact, if he had simply not held a stereotype in his head that a young African American in a hoodie is very likely a criminal, Martin would be alive today and Zimmerman would not have had his own life turned upside down.
OPINION
February 4, 2006
David Ehrenstein sees "Brokeback Mountain" as just "a well-closeted romance" (Opinion, Feb. 1), missing its compelling demonstration of the tragedy of the closet. That may not be particularly controversial to him, but it is to many. He forgets that the political movement whose success made the film possible was also led by "chameleons," as gays were taught to be. ROGER JANEWAY Los Angeles
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Five years after he sought to comfort soldiers devastated by the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base, President Obama returned to Ft. Hood on Wednesday to once more offer condolences and pledges of support, repeatedly invoking Scripture and its stirring words on the power of love to heal. Obama, citing 1 Corinthians, said, “With God's amazing grace we somehow bear what seems unbearable. Love bears all things, believes all  things, hopes all things, endures all things.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Many Liverpool soccer fans have for years believed that British police officers, not fans, were responsible for the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster in which 96 people died. Twenty-five years later, new investigations have begun to determine the level of police responsibility. Jury selection began Monday in Warrington, near Liverpool, in connection with a new inquest into the incident, the worst sports-related disaster in British history. With a mountain of evidence for the probe to wade through, it could be more than a year before a decision is announced.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The gig: Ramona Pierson, 51, is chief executive of Declara, a start-up based in Palo Alto that has developed a way for companies to use sophisticated techniques and advanced Internet search to create workplace tools. In two years, it has grown to 57 employees, and the company has attracted $5 million in funding from such notable investors as Peter Thiel. The journey: As impressive as the company's start has been, it's Pierson's back story that is particularly special.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Police and municipal officials in Austin, Texas, are set to discuss an incident that left two dead at SXSW, the city's annual arts, cinema and interactive festival. Watch the news conference live below: (That livestream event is over. More here from KXAN Austin.)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Todd Martens and August Brown
AUSTIN, Texas -- Artists and venues slowly appeared to be returning to normal Thursday hours after a car plowed into a crowd of revelers, leaving two dead and 23 injured. Venues near the tragedy canceled afternoon events and stated that concerts for this evening were "still pending," although early indications were that those shows would go on. Meanwhile, images of pop star Lady Gaga rehearsing at a venue just blocks from where the accident occurred have flooded social media.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Doctors who treated those injured in an overnight crash at the SXSW festival, including the driver, said at least two remained in critical condition. “These are the worst injuries we see and not everyone survives,” said Dr. Christopher Ziebell, who was among those treating the victims. Two people were killed and 25 injured when a speeding car struck a crowd outside a busy nightclub in Austin, Texas, early Thursday. The number of victims was later revised downward . PHOTOS: Emergency crews respond at SXSW The driver, whose name has not been released, had been stopped by police on suspicion of drunk driving.
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December 14, 2012 | By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times
For retired school psychologist Cathy Paine, the shooting in Newtown, Conn., evoked painful memories of that day nearly 15 years ago when her school district suffered a similar tragedy. Paine, 63, was one of the first counselors to arrive at Thurston High School in Springfield, Ore., after a student opened fire in the cafeteria, killing two and wounding 25. Today, she belongs to the National Assn. of School Psychologists and leads a team that provides assistance to schools, families and communities dealing with crisis.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Wednesday's incident at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas,  in which two people were killed and nearly two dozen others injured by a suspected drunk driver who police say drove into a crowd outside a club while trying to evade officers, was just the latest tragedy to hit during a heavily populated music event. Here are a dozen others, from Pukkelpop to Altamont. 2012: Radiohead, Toronto: A drum technician was killed when a stage roof collapsed in fair weather before the English band was scheduled to perform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2014 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what happens to the body and mind during the process of dying, and Nuland had been recommended to him. "I thought surely there were hundreds of books already" on the topic, Nuland later said, but the agent said there were not and encouraged him to check his libraries.
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