| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s ex-wife and mother of his two oldest children, is expected to take the witness stand Wednesday in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the singer’s family against concert promoter and producer AEG Live.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I never wanted to be Raymond Chandler. I wanted to be Philip Marlowe. I never wanted to be Ross Macdonald. I wanted to be Lew Archer. Elmore Leonard was the only author I ever wanted to be. Leonard outsized his characters with his easy charm, sardonic...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:52 AM
SANFORD, Fla.—George Zimmerman's wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest. She was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Dear Liz: My son is 12 and receives a regular monthly allowance that I've been giving to him in cash. I think it might be time for a checking account. I would like to teach him about using a debit card and not overdrawing his account. All the banks that I...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:52 AM
After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York.
In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:05 PM
The White House unveiled new antipiracy initiatives and is calling for more cooperation in the fight against intellectual property theft from search engines, data storage services and domain name registrars.
The initiatives are an expansion of the Obama...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Glenn Egelko used Ticketmaster to buy tickets to a matchup this month at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena between the United States and Iranian wrestling teams.
This was real wrestling — the kind that used to be part of the Olympics until...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:14 AM
A 16-year-old went on quite the joy ride after snagging his dad's credit card and racking up a $54,000 bar tab during a one-night club binge in Japan.
The teenager and a friend made the rounds at some hostess clubs, where he paid to sit and drink with...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In last week's On the Spot column, letter writer Nancy Jones said she was going to London and expressed concern about whether her credit cards would work because they are not Chip and PIN (personal identification number). She said she didn't want to carry...