| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
“Willie Pete,” Episode 13 of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” refers to military jargon for white phosphorous, a substance that obscures troop positions and inflicts horrific burns.
Nasty as WP is, a special ops team allegedly used...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Since February, CVS Caremark has been pushing its pharmacists to enroll customers in a prescription-drug rewards program.
The benefit to customers is the opportunity to earn up to $50 a year in store credits that can be used to buy shampoo, toothpaste...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Victoria Barzilai opened her mouth wide so the doctor could look at her sore throat. Not exactly a remarkable event, except that Barzilai was at home and the doctor was hundreds of miles away.
Feeling too sick to drag herself to the school health...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:36 PM
It's the safe choice. It's also the right choice.
Tapping Ellen DeGeneres to host the 2014 Oscar ceremony won't win the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences huge headlines, set social media afire or win acclaim for outside-the-box thinking.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:40 PM
It will be easier than ever to find a room of one's own at "Downton Abbey" when it returns to PBS in January.
The drama, which premieres in the U.K. later this month, will take a literary bent in its fourth season. Fleeing from the gloom at Downton...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:49 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel’s military on Thursday night ordered the nation’s southern airport in Eilat closed until further notice, citing unspecified security threats.
[Updated 1:28 p.m. PDT, Aug. 8: The airport was reopened about two hours...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:27 PM
As a security alert kept millions on edge throughout the Muslim world, suspected U.S. drone attacks in Yemen killed 12 alleged militants Thursday, and Saudi security forces arrested two foreign men they say were plotting suicide attacks in the region....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where students take pictures of one another on their school district-provided iPads in their elementary classroom in Carson. The school is one of two to kick off the district's plan to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:02 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- As Kenya struggled to contain the economic damage of Wednesday's airport inferno, embarrassing reports emerged that members of emergency crews looted the deserted building as it blazed.
Kenya's NTV reported that foreign exchange...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Janet Napolitano has a message for the next head of the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.”
In a farewell speech Tuesday, Napolitano gave a wide-ranging defense of her 4½f years as head of one of the...