| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:39 PM
A troubled Central California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the National School Lunch Program was closed by federal inspectors Monday for failing to meet cleanliness standards.
Operations at Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., about 30...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:00 PM
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore.
The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:43 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The cowgirl got the gold.
Kaitlyn Farrington, the 24-year-old daughter of ski bums in Sun Valley, Idaho, produced the run of her life Wednesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
What resulted was a newly minted Olympic...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:12 AM
If you find yourself among the lovelorn this Valentine's Day, Liz Prince's graphic novel “Alone Forever: The Singles Collection” might […]...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:52 PM
A good Samaritan saved a Riverside County man being mauled by pit bulls by ramming his van through a chain-link fence and scaring the dogs away, officials said Tuesday night.
The 53-year-old victim was being attacked by at least two dogs when the good...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:32 PM
During the Super Bowl on Sunday, beer and yogurt commercials reigned supreme, while the normally memorable Doritos, M&Ms and soda commercials fell flat. Here's a rundown of the five most memorable commercials in no particular order. And if you're...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The transformation started simply enough, with a molded ceramic tile of a flower framed by Celtic tracery.
Neither Aziz nor Louise Farnam can recall now where they found the periwinkle square, but, at their son Amiel's urging, they glued it to the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez wrongly believed he had an answer for the speed and brilliance of
unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Now, the former super-welterweight world champion from Mexico is banking on his sense
again, counting on his grit, youth and strength...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The new miniseries "Klondike" is Discovery's attempt to stake its claim in the modern-day gold rush of scripted drama.
Like its main characters, "Klondike" comes to a landscape both limitless and increasingly crowded. The series, which premieres Monday,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Dian Fossey, a naturalist who chronicled her life among the gorillas of Rwanda in the book "Gorillas in the Mist," was honored Thursday with a Google Doodle.
Her work with what she called "the greatest of the great apes" helped to recast the 400-...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:15 PM
HOUSTON -- Big-game hunters in Texas stirred controversy over the weekend by auctioning off a rare African permit to hunt the endangered black rhino in the name of conservation.
Dallas Safari Club officials have said they faced threats leading up to ...