| Mar 9, 2014
If you're a city person, you might only have read of chamber pots, an inconvenient though useful contraption from an earlier time. In the part of Texas where I grew up, the term "chamber pot" was a tad too genteel. We called these essentials "slop jars"...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Consuming high levels of protein — particularly animal protein — is a bad strategy if you’re at midlife and aiming to live into old age, new research finds. But a study out Tuesday reveals that in older age, fortifying one’s diet...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:53 PM
In a Louisiana swamp several miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, about 3,000 construction workers are building a massive industrial facility to liquefy natural gas, preparing for a new era when the U.S. will begin exporting energy around the globe....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:58 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela — One month after the arrest of a key opposition leader, Venezuelan government officials have moved to prosecute another: national assembly member Maria Corina Machado.
The Venezuelan National Assembly has ordered Atty. Gen....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:49 PM
More than two decades of building foreign investor confidence in Russia as a reliable business partner -- over.
Reliable customers in Western Europe for the oil and gas exports on which Russia's economy is heavily dependent -- now in doubt.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The John Arnholt Smith Hacienda, with its classic walled courtyard design, an olive orchard and an aviary, sits on what was once part of an early ranch. Handcrafted masonry, heavy timbers and wide corridors evoke the look of the California missions....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, cater-corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum.
Amid the clatter of jackhammers and...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:06 PM
With the first hint of spring sunshine last month, shoppers began emerging from hibernation, fueling hopes that a particularly bitter winter was to blame for the sour economic signals of recent months.
Retail sales rose 0.3% to $427.2 billion in...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:02 PM
The crunch of a bulldozer biting into a Crenshaw Boulevard school signaled the start of heavy construction Tuesday on the latest addition to Los Angeles' steadily expanding rail network, a light-rail line that will connect the Mid-City area to the South...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The southbound 405 Freeway from the 101 Freeway to Getty Center Drive in the Sepulveda Pass will close Saturday night for construction.
Lane closures will begin at 11 p.m., officials said. All lanes will be blocked by 2 a.m. Sunday. Lanes are...