| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Neighbors of a Compton-area auto mechanic's shop that caught fire early Monday described a heart-wrenching scene of a young girl screaming and crying in the streets as she tried to get back into the burning building to save her family.
| Sep 8, 2013
Re "Bridge repair funds come up short," Sept. 4
While The Times does a great job of capturing the daunting funding shortfalls facing our nation's infrastructure, some of the alarmist rhetoric is wholly misinformed. Yes, our nation's infrastructure is in...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Six months after national Republicans issued a brutal self-assessment intended to cut their own path out of the wilderness, the limits of their progress were sharply apparent during the weekend state Republican convention.
The report criticized...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Being the son of an obsessive filmmaker means your life already has a destiny, whether intended or not. That was certainly the case for Jonás Cuarón, the eldest son of Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.
Young Jonás spent weeks on his father's first...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, Afghan children play on the remains of a old Soviet tank in the city of Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan. Beijing: A Chinese man walks past an honor guard after a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the founding...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
How did human societies ever manage to evolve from small, tightknit groups into vast, organized states?
Researchers, using computers and math, show it was the result of some very antisocial behavior. New findings, published in the journal PNAS, used...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:12 PM
With the city of Los Angeles cracking down on many forms of outdoor advertising, Chase Bank has found a creative way to promote its brand — at the top of a downtown condominium tower.
It's common for commercial tenants to put their names on office...
| Sep 25, 2013
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations this week is being analyzed in excruciating detail for signs that the long-stalled negotiations over Iran's nuclear program can finally gain traction. What exactly did Rouhani mean when he...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:23 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two terrorists holed up in a Nairobi shopping mall were killed Monday morning, and others were injured, according to Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku.
The news came during the third day of a siege that began when...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Want to keep your family safe? Then raise your kids in the city.
It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers found people living in densely populated urban areas in the United States are 20% less likely to die from a serious injury than people who...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:23 PM
If you love political campaigns, you should be grateful to Southern California Edison. That's because it has already started its campaign to get you to pay for its egregious blunder in wrecking its San Onofre nuclear plant.
San Onofre, of course, is...