| Feb 3, 2013
| 9:26 PM
Military sniper Chris Kyle had survived the dust-worn places where he had to worry about enemy fire — or even friendly fire — until this weekend.
Kyle, 38, an author and former Navy SEAL, was shot dead Saturday by an unemployed, 25-year-...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
After calling it a masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling, what more needs to be said of Rick Atkinson's trilogy about World War II?
The first volume, "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943" received the Pulitzer Prize for...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Before his death in 1975 at age 50, Rod Serling was one of the top Emmy Award-winning writers during the golden age of live TV drama of the 1950s, penning such acclaimed dramas as "Patterns," "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "The Comedian." In the 1960s he...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Jurors say the LAUSD must pay a fourth-grade special needs student $1.4 million after she was sexually assaulted five times by a male classmate during an after-school program in Chatsworth.
Santa Monica jurors made the decision Tuesday after an eight-...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Los Angeles school officials say they hope a fourth-grade special needs student and her family can complete the healing process now that a jury has awarded her $1.4 million after she was sexually assaulted five times by a male classmate.
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
CALAVERAS COUNTY — The Walking Man of Murphys, as he's known along a certain stretch of California 4 in Gold Country, sings.
"You've lost that loving feelin' …," the ex-Marine croons, his off-key notes traveling across traffic...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 5:33 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — She was just an ordinary brown mutt, a stray, but Pvt. Conrad Lewis loved her.
Lewis, a British paratrooper in Afghanistan's Helmand province, adopted the dog and named her Pegasus. Everyone called her Peg.
In his letters...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Aurora Las Encinas Hospital had evidence that a staff member had “inappropriate sexual contact” with a male patient and yet the facility failed to report the incident to county mental health officials, according to court documents.
| May 20, 2013
| 5:15 PM
All psychotherapists -- and most criminal attorneys -- know that memories are fragile things. Once a seemingly well-entrenched memory for a given event -- what psychologists call a declarative memory -- is taken out for inspection, it is subject to...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:30 AM
There are many ways of being a political playwright. Christopher Shinn's approach, centered on characters rather than on ideologies, is one that will never go out of style.
Illuminating large-scale public concerns through the microscopic examination...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
— Invariably, the Cannes Film Festival chooses a striking image for its official annual poster. But the 2013 version can be seen as a particularly apt metaphor for the dual nature of the world's most essential cinema event.