| Nov 29, 2013
India is now the world's third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:23 PM
A red flag warning is in effect across Southern California, with the National Weather Service warning that incoming Santa Ana winds are creating a serious fire hazard across the region.
Forecasters expect wind gusts up to 50 mph across L.A.-area...
| 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,"...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Many paths led to the international agreement to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program: secret meetings in Oman, formal negotiations in Geneva, and a quiet encounter in New York involving two diplomats and an exquisite silver...
| 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 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The Costa Mesa City Council has repealed a law that banned day laborers from actively soliciting work on city streets.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-...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Not so long ago, the cute and curious ring-tailed lemurs of southwestern Madagascar had scientists stumped.
Each morning, for about a week, the scientists would arrive in a forest they knew to be populated by ring-tailed lemurs to find the small...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Ongoing excavation of a collapsed rock shelter that was used by Neanderthals suggests that our extinct human relatives organized their living spaces according to tasks, researchers say.
In a paper published recently in the Canadian Journal 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 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 8, 2013
| 7:02 PM
KAFER ROUMA, Syria (AP) — Looking weary and malnourished, the baby girl could hardly open her eyes. Fatima was born just a month ago amid the ancient ruins outside Kafer Rouma, a village in northern Syria that has come under shelling by government...