| Oct 24, 2013
Re "Health site gets a top repairman," Oct. 23
What stuns me about the troubles with Healthcare.gov is how they contrast with the Obama team's technological prowess during his election campaigns.
Most of the postmortem analysis after the president's...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:34 PM
James Costos, the U.S. ambassador to Spain, was called on the Foreign Ministry carpet Monday to be informed of the Madrid government's anger over reports that U.S. intelligence spied on 60 million phone calls in Spain in one month alone.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The destructive environmental legacy of Gold Rush mining in the Sierra Nevada could last for thousands of years in the form of ongoing erosion of mercury-laced sediments, according to new research.
Mercury, a toxic heavy metal, was used in copious...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:14 PM
When classes begin Tuesday in L.A. Unified, it will be the first opening day that Sherri Williams has missed in 31 years — and that doesn't count her time as a student.
Williams has spent her career as a teacher and principal at schools in South...
| Apr 29, 2013
Stanley A. Dashew, an inventor and entrepreneur who helped revolutionize the credit card industry, died of natural causes Thursday in Los Angeles, according to a family spokesman. He was 96.
Dashew held 40 patents in fields as diverse as credit card...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department is losing tens of millions of dollars in revenue annually because it leases public land for coal mining at rock-bottom prices, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general
The report focuses on coal...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Friday to reduce future carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a major step to address climate change that industry and some environmentalist say could all but end the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Over the years, cirque-style shows have dealt with themes as wide-ranging as Hollywood and 1960s counterculture, magic and martial arts, evolution and sexuality, fairy tales and mythology, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
But cirque meets the Wild...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
That's the question raised by James Grant in a Washington Post op-ed, and his answer -- as anyone who knows Grant might expect -- is yes.
His real point is that it happens all the time, in a way, and will inevitably happen in the future. "On the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Last January, when Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launched his comeback after seven years in retirement, his daughter, Madison, wasn't happy. She was in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, crying, "I want my daddy."
Eight months later, the 4-year-...