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  • Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'

    Thursday's Highlights: 'The Big Bang Theory'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   --------------------   SERIES Chicagoland Mayor Rahm Emanuel cheers on...
  • Candidates vying to lead UTLA reflect recent teacher woes

    Candidates vying to lead UTLA reflect recent teacher woes
    One candidate to head the Los Angeles teachers union was laid off. Another was removed from the classroom for alleged misconduct. A third lost his position when his school was restructured with new staff because of low test scores. A fourth is an...
  • System would change how L.A. County inmates get early release

    System would change how L.A. County inmates get early release
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is considering a new system for deciding which jail inmates get released early by making predictions about who is most likely to commit new crimes. The proposal calls for a significant shift for the nation's...
  • On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party

    On gay rights, CPAC reveals brewing tension within Republican Party
    OXON HILL, Md. — For an event remembered by its big statements — rabble-rousing speeches and students clad in American-flag shorts — this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference was nearly silent on same-sex marriage and...
  • The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget

    The attack on the disabled buried in the president's new budget
    Wouldn't you know it: Just as social insurance advocates were breathing a sigh of relief that President Obama had dropped the obnoxious chained-CPI idea from his proposed budget, he sneaked another noxious idea into it. This one undermines the Social...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says

    Nearly 1 in 5 had mental illness before enlisting in Army, study says
    Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. soldiers had a common mental illness, such as depression, panic disorder or ADHD, before enlisting in the Army, according to a new study that raises questions about the military's assessment and screening of recruits. More than 8%...
  • Oscars 2014: It all came down to '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity'

    Oscars 2014: It all came down to '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity'
    As the evening wore on — and did it ever wear on — the many questions everyone had going into Sunday night's Academy Awards show boiled down to but one: Would this evening be a single coronation or a double one? With "Gravity" cleaning up on...
  • Oscars 2014: The faces of Jared Leto

    Oscars 2014: The faces of Jared Leto
    For his performance as the transgender AIDS patient Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club," Jared Leto essentially became a different person for 25 days. He dropped more than 30 pounds, adopted a lilting accent and stayed in character for the entirety of the...
  • Almost 60 years later, a fallen airman finally gets his due

    Almost 60 years later, a fallen airman finally gets his due
    Jill Ellman was only 8, but she remembers military officials heading up the driveway and knocking on her family's door with the news that her father's Air Force bomber had crashed off the coast of Newfoundland. The news had barely sunk in when the...
  • Older dads' kids more vulnerable to mental disorders

    A child born to a father 45 or older is three and a half times more likely to be diagnosed with autism, more than 13 times more likely to have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and almost 25 times more likely to suffer from bipolar...
  • The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

    The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it
    "The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...