| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:29 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The road to the Olympic Games has been rocky for the 360 or so residents of tiny Akhshtyr, an ancient village not far from Sochi.
It also has been long, rutted and piled with construction debris.
Once a paradise surrounded by...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
The world's airline industry has rebounded from the recession and expects 2014 to be the most profitable year on record, thanks to stable fuel prices and growing travel demand.
That's great news if you're an airline executive or shareholder. But don't...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Appearances to the contrary, actress Cameron Diaz wasn't always the picture of health. A few months of kung fu training changed all that, and now she's written a guide for women to make smart decisions about their bodies. For Diaz, "The Body Book" is...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:25 AM
If you have a particular fondness for those eye-popping bright orange safety vests that construction workers wear, well then, the Anaheim Ducks' jersey for the upcoming Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium might be just for you.
The Kings' jersey for this...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:02 AM
Imagine a world in which children brutally slay demons in order to survive, knowing that when they grow up, they'll […]...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Miley Cyrus isn't taking much of a holiday break.
After spending the last few weeks playing Clear Channel-branded Jingle Ball concerts in various cities (including Los Angeles), the controversial pop star on Thursday released a new music video for...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 11:20 AM
TEHRAN -- More than a third of Iran’s parliament has signed on to a bill ordering an acceleration of the country’s nuclear program if Congress follows through with new sanctions, lawmakers said.
In a gesture apparently intended as...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Home builder confidence slipped in January, in part on lower expectations for future sales, according to a trade group.
The reading on the National Assn. of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell one point from December to 56 this month....
| Jan 10, 2014
GULF ISLANDS, Canada — "I'm not ashamed to say it," Colin Griffinson says, as he scans the island-dotted Strait of Georgia, "I have wooden boat disease!"
And as he spins the very big wheel of his 1943 Pacific Yellowfin, one of a string of wooden...