| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Deep in a Croatian cave, scientists have discovered a tiny snail with a shell that looks as if it is made of glass.
The Zospeum tholussum specimen was found more than half a mile beneath the Earth's surface, in the Lukina Jama-Trojama cave system, one...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:54 AM
After falling 40 feet into a crevasse in Glacier National Park, Ted Porter prepared for the worst. Alone with his back broken, he turned on a video camera and recorded a goodbye message.
“You guys, if I don’t make it out, I love you,”...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers.
The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:10 AM
A Los Angeles man is recovering in a Montana hospital after slipping on a glacier, falling into a crevasse and breaking his back.
Ted Porter, 36, climbed 40 feet out of a glacial crevasse in Glacier National Park last week and walked three miles for...
| Sep 14, 2013
YUMA, Ariz.— On an arid mesa in the southwestern corner of Arizona, surrounded by scrubland, cotton and alfalfa fields, grow 2,700 acres of Medjool date palms, most of them young and just starting to bear. Few people know about this orchard yet, but...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:09 PM
After a two-year courtship, Jordan Linn Graham and Cody L. Johnson wed this summer. They were expected to live happily ever after in the majestic Montana country where the Rocky Mountains kiss the sky.
After eight days of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Hiding among the craters in a pockmarked Martian plain lie supervolcanoes that were so powerful that their explosions left deep scars in the ground, scientists say. The first supervolcanoes ever found on Mars, described online Wednesday in the journal...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman." Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Costa Mesa City Council has repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets.
The council unanimously agreed last Tuesday to scrap the ordinance without discussion, the Daily Pilot reported.
Costa Mesa's anti-...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Firefighters responded to a series of small blazes across three counties Friday and remained on high alert as the first serious Santa Ana winds of the season blew through Southern California.
Area officials put extra fire crews on duty, patrolled...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:32 PM
More than $14,000 has been raised to help pay the medical expenses pf a Los Angeles hiker who fell 40 feet into a glacial crevasse, climbed out with a crushed vertebra and then walked three miles for help.
"I had people I wanted to see again, for real,"...