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L.A. County sheriff's sergeant is charged after accusations he demanded sexual favors from a subordinate

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant is accused of fondling a deputy he supervised and forcing her to provide sexual favors in their workplace in exchange for his approving her time-off requests, according to a district attorney’s memorandum. Sgt. Michael John Spina was arrested Aug. 9 and charged...

L.A. jury hits Johnson & Johnson with $417-million verdict over cancer link to its talc

A Los Angeles jury issued a $417-million verdict Monday against Johnson & Johnson, finding the company liable for failing to warn a 63-year-old woman diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer about the risks of using its talcum products. The verdict marks the largest award yet in a number of suits...

At work: Thierry Chow, the fashionable feng shui expert

The energy expert discusses how to achieve clothing zen and how she's modernizing an ancient art.

Navy orders 'operational pause' for warships and a fleet-wide investigation after latest collision at sea

The Navy said Monday that the world’s largest and most powerful armada will immediately pause operations for a fleet-wide safety review following the pre-dawn collision of a guided-missile destroyer and an oil tanker that left 10 sailors missing near Singapore, the fourth naval accident in the...

Ducks sign veteran defenseman Francois Beauchemin for third stint in Anaheim

Francois Beauchemin and the Ducks are going to have one more go-around together. The Ducks on Monday signed the veteran defenseman to a one-year contract worth about $1 million. It will be the third stint in Anaheim for Beauchemin, a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup champion team who has played 525...

Quake hits Italian island, one dead, 25 injured

ROME (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials sai...

Here’s how a Republican Congress might talk itself into taxing carbon.

If Republicans really want to make use of their majorities for tax reform, they might resort to carbon taxes.

Ross Levinsohn named new publisher of L.A. Times as top editors ousted

In a dramatic shakeup at the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago-based parent company has installed new leadership and plans to invest more resources in the news organization to move it more quickly into the digital age. Ross Levinsohn, 54, a veteran media executive who worked at Fox and served as interim...

Clean energy scores a small victory

Government scientists worried that their long-in-the-works assessment of climate change would be suppressed. The concern hardly rates as overwrought. Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, says he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. Show More Summary

Football: Week Zero schedule

Thursday, August 24th SOUTHERN SECTION NONLEAGUE Claremont at Norte Vista, 7 p.m. Covina at Arroyo, 7 p.m. Kaiser vs. Glendora at Citrus College, 7 p.m. Los Amigos vs. Fairmont Prep at Yorba Linda, 7 p.m. Pasadena at Buena Park, 7 p.m. Perris vs. Arlington at Ramona, 7 p.m. Woodbridge vs. Cypress...

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