| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:29 AM
What do executions, joining the military and naming your son “Junior” have in common?
They’re all more common in the South and the West, researchers found, and they’re all tied to a “culture of honor,” where...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:57 PM
After Krista Rickards' daughter Sarah suffered a severe concussion on a high school volleyball court in September 2010, the teenager returned to school in a matter of days. Sarah looked just fine. But she quickly became a regular at the school nurse's...
| Oct 27, 2013
Re "New tactics on mentally ill inmates," Oct. 24
It is distressing to read a correctional psychiatrist's assertion that psychotic prisoners "would have no memory" of being repeatedly pepper-sprayed and "have a higher than average threshold for pain...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Every Rose Parade has its queen, and the newest one is a 17-year-old varsity equestrian team captain who aspires to be a neurosurgeon.
Ana Marie Acosta of Altadena was named the 2014 Rose Queen at a coronation ceremony in Pasadena on Thursday night,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Twice a day, Jennifer Anderson sits down to pump her breast milk.
Anderson will set aside a little for those times when she isn't around to nurse her 7-month-old daughter. But most will be shipped to a local processing facility and eventually will...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:02 PM
“Catwoman” No. 24 hits shelves Wednesday, giving readers a closer look at the twisted Joker's Daughter and the underground tunnels […]...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Larry Flynt wants to stop Missouri from executing the man whose bullet put the publisher of Hustler magazine in a wheelchair for life. Over the weekend, Flynt and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to force the state to...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:58 PM
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Doubt - and a reportedly royal severed head - haunts the world of scientific research these days, as European researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henri IV of France.
The mystery has...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:09 PM
What’s even more repulsive than the idea of using DNA tests to help people create a designer babies? Getting a patent for the idea.
23andMe, the pioneering direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, was awarded such a patent in September. U.S....
| Oct 2, 2013
Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...