| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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....
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman died of natural causes, coroner says...
| 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...
| Dec 23, 2012
The holidays are the season of sparkle. And that goes for beauty treatments as well as for Christmas trees. Spas and beauty companies are capitalizing on the allure of jewels and precious metals, hoping to harness radiance and a feeling of indulgence by...
| May 17, 2010
Ronnie James Dio, a legendary heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and also was lead singer for the bands Rainbow and Dio, has died. He was 67.
Dio died Sunday, according to a statement on his website by Wendy Dio, his wife...