| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Are the Lakers a playoff team?
To do so, they'll need to beat out seven of the 14 other teams in the Western Conference.
Given the uncertainty surrounding the return of Kobe Bryant from an Achilles' tendon injury, Steve Nash's sustainability as...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:18 AM
There was one jackpot winner in Wednesday night's nearly $400-million Powerball drawing, and they're on the other side of the country.
The winning ticket for the $399,400,000 grand prize was purchased in South Carolina. The winning numbers were 7-10-22-...
| Oct 12, 2013
Re "As access to AP classes rises, so do headaches," Oct. 10
It is terrible for a qualified student to be shut out of a high school Advanced Placement course because of some misguided egalitarian ideal that every student should be allowed to take an...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On Friday, a high school transgender senior in Huntington Beach will learn whether she will become one of five finalists for homecoming queen.
It's a quest that first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, but she pushed the impulse aside....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
California Lottery officials are projecting a jackpot of about $400 million for Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, the third-largest prize this year and fifth-largest in U.S. lottery history.
In prior big jackpot situations, frenzied ticket...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Sunglasses, cellphones, keys, the occasional wallet. Lots of stuff gets left behind on the counters of convenience stores and kiosks the world over by absent-minded customers.
But a winning lottery ticket worth 4.7 million euros, or about $6.3 million,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Less than six weeks after a $425-million Powerball drawing sparked lotto fever across Southern California, another massive jackpot awaits players on Wednesday.
California lottery officials are estimating that Wednesday night’s draw will reach at...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:59 PM
If you plan on going to the Super Bowl next year, you might want to start saving now. Or, get that second mortgage on your house. Sell a kidney on the black market. Start buying lottery tickets.
The NFL said Tuesday that the most expensive tickets for...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:05 AM
"The devil made me do it" was perhaps the most famous catchphrase of comedian Flip Wilson. And it was among the numerous excuses one potential borrower gave his lender to explain his lousy credit report.
The 10-page letter of explanation ranged from...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to making boneheaded choices, teenagers usually win society's award for overall poor decision-making.
Yet a study published recently in the journal PNAS suggests that our ability to make wise choices changes over time, and actually...