| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
When President Obama threw out the first ball at last year's Major League Baseball All-Star game, he wore jeans -- really comfortable, really worn, really vintage American jeans. He got hammered, with critics decrying the selection as "Mom jeans."...
| Apr 16, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Tributes are coming in for former LAPD Chief Daryl Gates, who died Friday. "Chief Gates accomplished great things in both good and difficult economic times," Chief Charlie Beck said in a statement. "And the successes of several major programs and......
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Full disclosure: As someone who was born and raised in the Mountain State, I could not be more proud of the residents of West Virginia (and my former hometown of Wheeling) than I am in telling you about this uplifting story. The picketing hate group known...
| Dec 19, 2010
"In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
| Feb 26, 2011
The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch.
In New Zealand,...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 11:51 PM
A magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan's northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland. Fires triggered by the quake burned out of control up and down the coast.
At least one...
| Mar 17, 2011
California has failed to identify and retrofit thousands of brittle concrete buildings despite years of warnings from scientists that the structures are highly vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake.
Officials have known as far back as the 1971...
| Mar 26, 2011
Any sport is ultimately all about the numbers, right? Here's Jeff Gordon -- four-time winner of what's now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, three-time Daytona 500 winner, first driver to reach $100 million in series winnings -- and all I really want...
| Nov 7, 2007
By Susan Carpenter
Times Staff Writer
Adrien Brody is best known for two things: his Oscar-winning performance in "The Pianist" and his nose. The 34-year-old actor is less known for his interest in motorcycles, which recently came to the fore in "The...
| Apr 30, 2006
MICHAEL Visbal's home is a three-bedroom, three-bath monument to denial.
Perched near the top of Malibu's Serra Retreat — a Shangri-La where homes have names and plenty of breathing room — the smallish blue house with great big views sits...
| Apr 17, 2009
Civilian workers who suffered devastating injuries while supporting the U.S. war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home to a grinding battle for basic medical care, artificial limbs, psychological counseling and other services.