| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
It can happen anywhere. A driver plows into pedestrians on a crowded street. Bodies fly. People die. In the shocked aftermath, we ask why and wonder: Could we have done anything to prevent it?
At first, these random tragedies always seem unpredictable...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:15 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California took a big step Thursday toward what astronomers predict will be vastly improved exploration of the solar system and universe.
The UC regents approved the university's participation in the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
I went to UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship after transferring from Cerritos College. I was a speech major and had a radio show on college station KCSB called "Sleep's Sports Shorts." I wanted to play pro ball or replace Vin Scully when he...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:34 PM
Letterman jackets are considered so retro that some high school athletes are hesitant to be seen wearing one. But don't tell that to L.A. Cathedral soccer standout Axel Mendez, who proudly walks around campus wearing his jacket filled with patches...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s.
But the most important thing she'd need...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:00 AM
BEIJING— Fresh out of college and facing a mountain of debt, the 21-year-old woman was searching online for jobs when she hit upon a listing that sounded perfect: administrative assistant at a tutoring school in Beijing. She sent in her resume, then...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:46 PM
A Los Angeles man working in Cairo as an English-Arabic translator and his Egyptian roommate, a documentary filmmaker, were taken into custody this week amid a sweeping crackdown by the country's military-backed transitional government.
It was not...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:48 AM
The second reported gang rape of a UC Santa Barbara student in as many months has shocked authorities in charge of patrolling an area not unaccustomed to sexual assaults.
"We do have sexual assaults that happen, but something like this ... is...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:25 PM
UC Santa Barbara police have released sketches of two men believed to have participated in the beating and gang rape of a female student early Sunday.
Investigators believe there were at least three men involved in the attack, but so far have only...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Just hours before a UC Santa Barbara woman was gang raped near campus, a city college student reported being sexually assaulted in the area, an official said Tuesday.
The first incident occurred Saturday night and was reported by a Santa Barbara City...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The gang rape of a UC Santa Barbara student was the second near campus in two months, and university police ramped up patrols in the area in response, authorities said Monday.
The 19-year-old woman was beaten and raped by three men sometime between 12:...