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Tiger Woods apologizes to supporters, saying he let his family down with 'transgressions'

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- Tiger Woods said he let his family down with "transgressions" he regrets "with all of my heart," and that he will...

Studies: Some nursing home elderly get futile care

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A surprising number of frail, elderly Americans in nursing homes are suffering from futile care at the end of their lives, two new federally funded studies reveal.

One found that putting nursing home residents with failing kidneys on dialysis didn't improve their quality of life and may even push them into further decline. The other showed many with advanced dementia will die within six months and perhaps should have hospice care instead of aggressive treatment.

Medical experts say the new research emphasizes the need for doctors, caregivers and families to consider making the feeble elderly who are near death comfortable rather than treating them as if a cure were possible – more like the palliative care given to terminally ill cancer patients.

"We probably need to be offering a palliative care option to many more patients to make the last days of their lives as comfortable as possible," said Dr. Mark Zeidel of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who was not involved in the studies.

Palliative care focuses on managing symptoms of a disease and a main goal is to relieve pain at the end of life.

Bronx News Roundup, Dec. 22

Bronx News Network | Bronx News Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Related Companies' Kingsbridge Armory redevelopment proposal dead in the water, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is rethinking what he'd l...

City Is Tapped: Bernard Parks Says Off With Workers' Heads

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Ever the Debbie Downer of City Hall, Councilman Bernard Parks says it's time to pay the piper: The city faces a $408 million deficit next year, a $98 ...

Bodyguard: Anna Nicole injected with drugs

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — An anguished bodyguard, saying he had to tell what he knew about Anna Nicole Smith's death "or I'm going to die," testified Wednesday that he saw her boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern inject her with a sedative at a time before her death when she was begging for something to help her sleep.

Maurice Brighthaupt said he had seen Stern inject Smith with medications four or five times in Florida and the Bahamas, and also watched the celebrity model's psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, inject her once but did not specify the drug. He said he also saw Smith inject herself twice.

Brighthaupt's testimony came during a preliminary hearing to determine if Stern, Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor will stand trial for conspiring to illegally provide Smith with controlled substances,

All three have pleaded not guilty. The defendants are not charged with Smith's death at a Florida hotel in 2007, which was ruled an accidental overdose.

Outside court, Stern's lawyer Steve Sadow said he would prove in cross-examination Thursday that the guard had reason to testify falsely.

Actress Brittany Murphy dead at 32

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Multiple sources tell TMZ that actress Brittany Murphy died Saturday night after she went into full cardiac arrest and could not be rev...

Face heads to L.A. tomorrow night to compete in The Sing-Off

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

​Singing a cappella is an art -- and artform that most of us would be better off not practicing at all. Ever. For any reason. (We're not b...

No Small Fry

Our Town. | Our Town | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When the going gets tough, this teacher goes to the Comic Strip Live Theater. Jack Freiberger's new solo show, They Call Me Mister Fry, is a love lett...

Heroin Addicts Pressure President To Stay Course In Afghanistan

The Onion | The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES—As the White House considers sweeping strategic shifts in the war in Afghanistan, heroin addicts across the nation called on......

Accused Shawn Johnson stalker can be tried

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — A judge says there's enough evidence against a man accused of stalking Shawn Johnson for the case to go to trial.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Carter made the ruling after concluding a preliminary hearing for Robert O'Ryan, who has been jailed since his arrest in March. Authorities say he trespassed on the lot where "Dancing With the Stars" is taped and tried to contact Johnson.

The 17-year-old Olympic gold-medal gymnast won the dancing competition earlier this year.

Johnson and her parents have obtained a civil restraining order against the 34-year-old Florida man. Authorities said they found a pair of loaded guns in O'Ryan's car and that he drove from Florida to Los Angeles to try to meet Johnson.

Splash! NASA moon strikes found significant water

Vail Daily. | Vail Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Splash! NASA moon strikes found significant water ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer LOS ANGELES - It turns out there's lots of water on the...

Michael Jackson's doctor to face manslaughter charges

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that prosecutors will seek an involuntary manslaughter indictment against Michael Jackson's ...

Michael Jackson earns American Music Awards nod

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Michael Jackson has a chance to win artist of the year posthumously at the American Music Awards.

The pop superstar, who died on June 25, was among a diverse group of artists nominated Tuesday for the top honor. Country star Taylor Swift, rapper Eminem, breakthrough rockers Kings of Leon and flamboyant pop star Lady Gaga were the other nominees.

Swift topped all artists with six nominations. She drew inadvertent attention at the MTV Video Music Awards last month when rapper Kanye West interrupted her acceptance speech to say Beyonce deserved the award instead.

Jackson followed Swift with five nominations and Eminem received four.

Winners are determined by an online vote of fans and will be announced at a Los Angeles ceremony televised by ABC on Nov. 22. The nominees were selected through a measurement combining sales and radio airplay.

Racked Giveaways: Tickets to Twinkle By Wenlan's Pop-Up Party

Racked | Racked | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twinkle by Wenlan is stocked in stores like Anthropologie, Dear Fieldbinder in Brooklyn, and Kitson in Los Angeles, and it has a regular Fashion We...

Stararchitects: A Who's Who Guide

ASMALLMAGAZINE. | ASMALLMAGAZINE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As iconic new buildings shoot up on the world's skylines every year, their architect creators have joined the celebrity pantheon. ASW looks at ...

Autopsy Pending on Heiress Casey Johnson

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- An autopsy is pending on Casey Johnson, an heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, who was found dead in Los Angeles Monday, accordin...

Obesity Concerns Spur Calls To Limit New Convenience Stores In South L.A.

LAT | Jerry Hirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Links found by researchers between snack foods and obesity in poor communities are prompting new calls for more regulation of convenience stores in So...

Ferrari California: Live From, Er, California

High Gear Media | High Gear Media | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

Thanks to good timing, good weather and a great 2009 Los Angeles auto show, MotorAuthority has a special road test for you today: our first dr...

Master P Accepts 'No Excuses' on New VH1 Show

Essence | Essence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If there's one thing Master P can't stand it's excuses. Growing up a poor kid in the projects of New Orleans, Percy Miller overcame various obstacles ...

Rare New Year's Eve 'blue moon' to ring in 2010

Summit Daily News | Summit Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES - Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year's Eve. Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. Accordin...

LA Show: Patrick Dempsey On Hand For 2011 Mazda2 Debut

The Car Connection | CarConnection | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Though the two curtained-off stages at the Mazda stand here at the first press day at the Los Angeles auto show were merely ceremonial--everyone kne...

L.A. Venue Silently Rebooks Banton?

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The venue that had scratched Buju Banton's Los Angeles show has now rebooked him. ...

Why Can't Los Angeles Over-Commercialize Christmas Better?

Brady Westwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Not only can the leaders of Los Angeles not properly implement even basic economic development projects, but we can't even properly commercialize Christmas.

Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept Seats 4, 70 MPG: 2009 L.A. Auto Show

GreenCar Reports | GreenCar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Volkswagen has just taken the wraps off the Up! Lite concept. The four-seat concept car has a promised fuel-economy figure of 70 mpg from a hybrid di...

Taylor Swift on cloud 9 after 6 AMA nods

AP | CAITLIN R. KING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Taylor Swift says she is "absolutely walking on a cloud" over her six nominations for the American Music Awards.

"I've never been nominated six times for any award show," the country star said Tuesday before a benefit concert in Nashville. "This is just such a wonderful day for me."

Her tally, announced on Oct. 13, even beat late superstar Michael Jackson, with five nods and rapper Eminem, with four.

"It's the 13th today, and 13 is my lucky number, and that's when I found out about the AMAs. It's like, I swear, good things happen on the 13th for me, and I can't believe all those nominations."

The 19-year-old is up for the AMA's big award, artist of the year, alongside Jackson, Lady Gaga, Eminem, and rock band Kings of Leon.