| May 3, 2013
| 2:39 PM
There are times when it’s best to let the riffs, tangled leads and headbanging speak for themselves. Slayer co-founder Jeff Hanneman, who died Thursday, was by all accounts a silent, reserved presence in real life, but when he stepped onstage to...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman died of natural causes, coroner says...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:41 PM
China says its prized rare earths, minerals needed to make smartphones, televisions and hybrid cars, are dwindling after decades of excessive mining. In a new government report that argues for continued controls, China argues the industry has been...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate....
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Nearly eight years after the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, French prosecutors opened an inquiry Tuesday into his possible murder by poisoning....
| May 2, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Metal contaminants in Southern California coastal waters have plummeted over the last four decades, according to a new study that attributes the cleaner water to 1970s environmental regulations. Water samples by USC researchers found a 100-fold drop in...
| Apr 7, 2012
It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80.
The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
| Oct 21, 2012
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — My husband, Eddie, was allergic to his wedding ring.
I know that sounds like a bad opening to a novel, but aside from the traditional growing pains, we were solid. So instead of overanalyzing the fact that his skin became...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The spot price of gold lurched up Thursday as anticipation of new stimulus measures worldwide grew.
The precious metal was up 1.9% to $1,669.10 an ounce, propelled in part by an unexpected rise in jobless claims that highlighted the job market's...
| Jun 14, 2012
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "To be simple is to be great." Memo to the minds behind Ford's 2013 Escape: Read more Emerson.
At its core, this completely redesigned compact sport-utility vehicle is a great vehicle. It is comfortable, capable and not bad...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 7:26 PM
The explosions came one after another, jolting a South Los Angeles neighborhood.
"It felt like an earthquake, and then it was just raining fire," recalled Richard Gomez, who watched a metal recycling facility on Slauson Avenue erupt in flames one day...