| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:01 PM
The Republicans' Plan Q in the government shutdown cabaret (give or take a few letters) is their most transparent ploy yet: pass a few bills restoring the budget for popular or heartwarming programs, in the hope that these will chip away at the united...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:00 AM
We have now reached the stage of bogus indignation in the government shutdown. The leading example is the ruthless exploitation by House Republicans of World War II veterans brought to the World War II Memorial on the Washington Mall for a theatrical...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
First, members of Congress set a trap that would bite hard if they failed to break the political gridlock and come up with a grand bargain on the budget. Then, having failed, they let the trap spring shut. And now, they continue to blunder and bluster...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us about our early ancestors. Now, efforts to sequence the genomes of cancer cells -- to pinpoint the changes that occur in cancer cells' DNA when a person has the...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:45 AM
WASHINGTON – Why do kids grow up to cry “Mommy” more often than “Daddy”? The National Institutes of Health has an answer: The wailing of a hungry infant is less likely to bother a man than a woman.
In an experiment, 18...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:53 PM
"Marijuana trafficking organizations seek to turn our nation’s parks and public lands into their own drug havens,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has launched an inquiry into the campaign finances of Montebello Councilman Jack Hadjinian. Prosecutors said they’re looking at possible wrongdoing related to campaign contributions, but warned there...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:13 PM
The six-foot-three, 275-pound Seau, a star at Oceanside High, USC and then the NFL, was taking prescription medicine for orthopaedic problems but only drank "socially (and) did not smoke, and there was no history of illicit drug use," according to the...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:13 PM
More than a month after director Tony Scott died after jumping off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, coroner's officials have still not determined a final cause of death. But sources told The Times that coroner's officials are closing......