| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- An elite Israeli intelligence unit intercepted conversations among high ranking Syrian government officials discussing last week’s apparent chemical attack outside Damascus as it unfolded, a German news magazine has reported....
| Aug 24, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Despite the massive wildfire raging in a remote area of Yosemite National Park, it was a calm and picturesque Saturday morning for most at the park, officials said.
The park has remained opened despite the Rim fire, which has scorched more than 125,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:37 AM
GROVELAND, Calif. — The Rim fire continued to grow overnight, burning 133,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday.
The blaze — the 15th largest in California history — has burned 210 square miles and is...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Here are five things to know as the Tour de France enters an off day before resuming for the 10th stage Tuesday.
1. Try as you might: Chris Froome single-handedly quashed several attempts by rivals to wrest the overall race lead from him as the Tour...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Antarctica’s Lake Vostok doesn’t seem like the most hospitable home on the planet for any kind of life. Trapped under a glacier 2.3 miles thick, it’s subject to extreme pressures, extreme cold, extreme heat (possibly from hydrothermal...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:49 AM
MAUMERE, Indonesia — Lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village on a small island in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke from the volcano shot about a mile into the air, officials said.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
When a young Disney employee in the early 1970s by the name of Tony Baxter found his daily assignments to […]...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:26 PM
By all appearances, the city of Los Angeles now has a new standard for when it will send a crew to fix buckled sidewalks. If a newspaper columnist can disappear inside the cave created by uplifted pavement, it's a go.
I got word last night that an...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 12:58 PM
A dozen rescuers using shovels and chainsaws Sunday to hack through a wall of ice and snow recovered the body of a 25-year-old snowboarder killed on Oregon’s Mt. Hood.
The snowboarder, Collin Backowski of Colorado, had been exploring the...
| Aug 4, 2013
Re "Violence linked to climate change," Aug. 2
Who needs data when we have the truthiness of Raymond Chandler's beautiful writing from his novel "Red Wind":
"There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
If you happen to be at the Getty Center on Friday night or Saturday afternoon, you might bump into Dutch cellist Ernst Reijseger playing a pop-up recital. Times and places will not be announced. Nor should you even try to imagine what kind of music, let...