| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The World Health Organization says that at least 135 people in China have been sickened by the H7N9 flu strain, and 44 have died. Most likely, these victims got the virus from chickens sold in live poultry markets. But where did the chickens get it?...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
For the first time in months, a key sales figure at McDonald’s rose in May as the world’s largest burger chain tried to stay ahead of competitors by sprucing up its menu.
Same-store sales were up 2.6% last month, beating out Wall Street&...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Scientists are gaining a better understanding of the H7N9 bird flu that has sickened more than 130 people -- and killed more than 30 -- in China and Taiwan since February.
The latest research into the virus, which before this year had never been...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
McDonald’s had another rough month as sales at restaurants open more than a year slid in April, a month after the world’s largest burger company said the gauge dipped 1% during its first quarter.
This time, the Oak Brook, Ill., chain...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 9:04 AM
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| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:03 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| Aug 31, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Owners of a Rosemead slaughterhouse who accused city officials of racial and religious discrimination in a federal lawsuit have come to an agreement with the city that allows them to keep their business doors open....
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Meat-eaters worldwide consumed less protein last year, due in part to disease outbreaks and drought that have shrunk livestock herds.
The average human ate 93.3 pounds of meat last year, down from 93.7 pounds in 2010 after a decades-long upswing,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Charlotte Stoudt reviews Richard Montoya's fast-paced comic fantasia, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan José" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Kissing, marriage and death come to Downton Abbey, all in one episode....