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  • High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly

    High-protein diets: Bad for the middle-aged, good for the elderly
    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...
  • U.S. energy boom may signal a new export era

    U.S. energy boom may signal a new export era
    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....
  • Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges

    Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges
    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....
  • Costs to Russia for Crimea seizure far beyond pinprick sanctions

    Costs to Russia for Crimea seizure far beyond pinprick sanctions
    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. Rising...
  • At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick

    At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick
    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...
  • A classic courtyard hacienda in La Habra Heights

    A classic courtyard hacienda in La Habra Heights
    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....
  • Retail sales rise more than expected in February

    Retail sales rise more than expected in February
    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...
  • Wanna be a drought-buster? Heed the lessons of the slop jar.

    Wanna be a drought-buster? Heed the lessons of the slop jar.
    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"...
  • Billionaire Musk makes push to launch military satellites

    Billionaire Musk makes push to launch military satellites
    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. The government...
  • Ukraine's president says Russian forces issued ultimatum on Crimea

    Ukraine's president says Russian forces issued ultimatum on Crimea
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — The Russian military set an ultimatum Sunday for Ukrainian army and navy units “to surrender weapons and leave their bases” in the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine’s acting president, Olexandr Turchinov, said in...
  • Televised confessions in China raise worries

    Televised confessions in China raise worries
    BEIJING — The headline news on state-run Chinese Channel 13 was juicy: A mining tycoon and 35 others had been charged with running a mafia-style enterprise in Sichuan province, gunning down enemies in the street, bribing people and operating an...