| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:11 PM
It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care.
But as a handful of California companies market...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage treats gays as second-class citizens and should be overturned, an attorney representing a lesbian couple argued Tuesday at the start of the latest legal challenge to such laws.
The case is being closely watched for...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:00 PM
NEW YORK — What is a photograph?
From photography's very beginning, there has always been more than one answer to that question. On the medium's official launch in 1839, a photograph was both a precise, one-of-a-kind image permanently fixed on a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget.
The chained consumer price index is a new way...
| Feb 13, 2014
Chances are, when you were sitting in your high school guidance counselor’s office, you didn’t consider that you could be on the other side of the desk someday. Now that this profession is growing rapidly, however, more job hunters are seeking...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Under the Articles of War enacted by the British Navy in the 18th century, many crimes qualified as capital offenses, including mutiny, treason, robbery, sodomy and murder. Executions were often carried out by hanging, with the convict strung up from...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:00 AM
For generations, a holy trinity of painter-muralists has loomed over Mexican modern art. Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, known as los tres grandes, or "the big three," generally have set the terms for any discussion about...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Same-sex marriage proponents could be talking about this quote for quite a while.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in Kentucky struck down part of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, requiring state officials to recognize marriages performed legally in...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Same-sex marriage may soon be coming to the South.
A federal judge struck down part of Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday, joining a string of similar rulings in conservative states that have put the future of the country's remaining bans...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a...