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Beyonce’s steamy performance at the Grammy Awards may as well have been an advertisement for marriage.
In less than two weeks in January, three mountain lion kittens were struck and killed by vehicles while they were trying to cross busy roads. One was killed on Kanan Dume Road in Malibu and two others were hit on the 126 Freeway in northwest Los Angeles County.
Right-wing and tea-party groups already have House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) on their enemies list, thanks to his stance on last year's bipartisan budget agreement. One can only wonder what will happen to the rest of the House GOP leadership now that many of them have voted in favor of a -- gasp -- debt-limit increase with no strings attached.
Colleague Don Lee wrote a piece in Tuesday's L.A. Times about a new Pew Research Center study, "The Rising Cost of Not Going to College," that finds getting a college education is still the best path to a financially successful life, the current economy notwithstanding.
Whatever happened to following this sensible advice: “Just walk away”? It’s so simple, so concise -- and in the case of Kim Pham, it could’ve saved her life.
Part of what makes the horrific crash Sunday in Diamond Bar that killed six people -- which police suspect was caused by a drunk, 21-year-old woman speeding on the 60 Freeway in the wrong direction -- so tragic was how completely preventable it was.
China’s state-owned TV aired an expose of prostitution in a city known as “Sex City.” Authorities professed to be shocked. Raids ensued. People got arrested — only 67 out of as many as 800,000 working in the city’s sex trade, but enough for bragging rights, enough for government to pat itself on the back.
The Board of Supervisors' vote last month to restore a Christian cross to L.A. County's official seal prompted the ACLU on Thursday to file a lawsuit -- and dozens of readers to fire off letters to The Times, many of them saying the civil liberties organization should let this one go.
Listen closely and you can almost hear Ray crooning: “ Georgia, Georgia / The whole day through / Just an old sweet song / Keeps Georgia on my mind.” Well, it’s either Ray Charles or Old Man Winter; I can’t decide.
Remember "If you like your health plan, you can keep it"? The Obama administration may try to breathe new life into that broken promise.
The House GOP leadership needs your help with the debt ceiling.
In what can only be viewed as good news for Californians trying to wrestle with jobless benefits, state officials said Friday that they would ramp up staffing at the Employment Development Department, where there aren’t even enough bodies to answer the phones.
Oh gosh, it turns out that old Walt was right: It is a small world after all. Or at least it is to NASA’s Curiosity rover, which snapped a picture of Earth and the moon, looming bright but tiny in the night sky, from the surface of Mars recently.
It hasn’t been a good week to be poor or unemployed in America. Or a good few years, for that matter. Some 850,000 low-income families in 15 states, including California, lost help in the farm bill that President Obama signed into law Friday. Show More Summary
It’s an article of faith among some critics of the National Security Agency that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has packed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (a.k.a. the FISA court) with Republicans who are patsies for the “national security state.” As chief justice, Roberts gets to decide which sitting U.S. Show More Summary
The disappointing January jobs report -- only 113,000 positions added, compared to 194,000 per month on average last year -- has generated much hand-wringing by policymakers, pundits and economists. Januaries are typically slow months...Show More Summary
Does Sochi have a Yelp rating yet? If so, the place that Russia promised would be a state-of-the-art Olympics city, the place that would grow into a Slavic Aspen, the Gstaad of the Russian Riviera, would be starless right now.
A United Nations committee made headlines this week when it released a report criticizing the Vatican — a nation-state as well as the center of Roman Catholicism — for allowing priests to abuse tens of thousands of children over the years. Show More Summary
We expect cities hosting the Olympic Games to take extreme measures to be presentable and safe for the world to descend on, but Sochi’s mass killing of stray dogs is appalling.
It’s both fitting and surprising that union chief Brian D’Arcy would use an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times to publicly weigh in for the first time on how two nonprofit trusts jointly run by his union and the Department of Water and Power spent $40 million in ratepayer funds. Show More Summary