| Apr 4, 2012
Just before noon on a December morning in 1988, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook over 40% of the territory of Armenia, centered in the northern city of Spitak. The temblor leveled entire towns and cities, killed an estimated 25,000 Armenians — two-...
| Oct 14, 2012
Proposition 37, the ballot measure mandating the labeling of genetically modified food that is also known as the "right to know" initiative, is narrowly running ahead of the opposition, according to the latest opinion polls.
But even if the measure...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:00 AM
There's a growing gap between what grocery shoppers think they know about their food and the reality. Those tomatoes with the evenly rich red color that look ripened to perfection? They were bred to avoid showing streaks of green, a result of genetic...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 8:50 PM
A shortage of fingerprint experts at the Los Angeles Police Department has caused a large backlog of unanalyzed fingerprints, resulting in long delays to thousands of active criminal investigations.
The LAPD's beleaguered Latent Print Unit has failed...
| Apr 24, 2012
George B. Rathmann, a far-sighted entrepreneur whose small team of talented scientists created two blockbuster drugs that helped turn his upstart Thousand Oaks firm, Amgen Inc., into the world's most successful biotech company, died Sundayat his Palo Alto...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:20 PM
George "Woody" Clarke, who gained national prominence as the San Diego prosecutor asked by Los Angeles prosecutors to present the crucial but highly complex DNA evidence during the O.J. Simpson murder trial, has died. He was 61.
Clarke died Tuesday at...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The woman poses in front of a shining Dodge roadster, squinting into the sun. She wears a snow-white fur stole around her neck and an uneasy smile on her face, as if she isnât accustomed to being photographed. Police say......
| May 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
There's something fishy about seafood, an international ocean advocacy group contends in Bait and Switch, a seafood fraud report released Wednesday. According to Oceana, in Washington, D.C., seafood is often mislabeled in restaurants and at stores....
| Jun 11, 2011
| 9:35 PM
Law enforcement sources on Saturday denied a television news report that said Los Angeles police had obtained a bloodstained Dodgers jersey that matched DNA from the Giants fan who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium. KNBC-TV reported that the jersey had....
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:35 PM
1946 murder victim's relative is Texas lawman, who conducts own investigation into her death...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Do Apple's founder and the Oracle of Omaha have a genetic advantage?...