| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday, is seen as a titan of the short story, thanks to collections including “Dance of the Happy Shades” and “The Beggar Maid.”
She also has had an occasional—and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scientists have discovered two gene mutations that they believe are associated with an increased risk of eating disorders.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but these eating disorders are complex, and it has proved difficult to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:59 AM
A former Sacramento police officer was ordered to stand trial on charges that he raped a 75-year-old stroke-impaired woman in 2010.
Gary Dale Baker is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 17 on two counts of rape, two counts of forced oral sex, two counts...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The first person in the Bible to take a life, Cain, was cursed by the Lord. Was he turned into a pillar of salt, like Lot's wife, or sent plagues like the Pharaoh? No. "You will be a restless wanderer on the earth," God decreed.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Exercise might work just as well or better than drugs for people with coronary heart disease or recovering from a stroke, according to a review of evidence published Wednesday.
The scientists looked at the outcomes of 305 previous trials with 339,274...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:44 PM
The abrupt rattle and jolt was so disconcerting that Kelly Shaw decided never again to use the elevator to get to her geology classes in McCarthy Hall on the Cal State Fullerton campus.
But the escalator in the 50-year-old, six-story natural sciences...
| Oct 20, 2013
HONOLULU — The giant sandbox known as Waikiki Beach, a sunny two-mile-long strip of paradise, welcomes 4.5 million tourists annually.
There's only one problem: The sand that makes the beach famous has been slipping into the sea for years,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from autoerotic asphyxiation, according to a new report that also says guards falsified prison observation logs and made other mistakes while monitoring him before his Sept. 3 suicide.
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:27 PM
Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka.
Tied for the lead with four holes to play Sunday, Walker rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...