| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Demonstrators in Florida and Michigan have used the same language to describe the shootings of two young African Americans. But the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Renisha McBride this month raise different legal questions along the touchy...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:30 AM
When the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago launched a magazine in 1947, its editors turned to artist Martyl Schweig Langsdorf for some cover ideas.
The horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were still fresh, and the imminent...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria — At age 70, Ahmad Saidi took up arms after the slaying of his son, a father of five who was killed when a remote-controlled bomb blew up his car.
A neighbor suspected in the attack was later overheard bragging about his "gift" for...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Citing an imminent public safety threat, the Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to immediately begin posting no-trespassing signs in the Tujunga Wash to help clear out the area of homeless encampments.
During a recent tour of the wash, Councilman...
| Oct 1, 2013
Two years ago, California overhauled its criminal justice system by shifting responsibility for many felons from the state government to the counties. There is no denying that the change was abrupt. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the Public Safety...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:52 AM
SACRAMENTO -- A month after sheriff deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old Northern Californian who was carrying an airsoft gun, state lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation to require such guns to be painted bright colors to help law...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:37 PM
CAIRO — Egypt's interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country....
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:03 PM
After nearly two decades behind bars, Mark Anthony White saw a chance for freedom last year when California voters softened the state's tough three-strikes law.
Within weeks of the election, White asked a judge to reduce his 25-years-to-life sentence...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:43 PM
Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake.
| Dec 3, 2013
Los Angeles County residents, taxpayers and voters have every right to expect their sheriff to hire only the best and most trustworthy deputies to carry weapons and badges, to patrol their streets and to serve in their courtrooms and jails. It's a given...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Some of the most extensive damage and loss of life from recent earthquakes in California have occurred in apartment houses where dwellings sit on top of a ground-level parking garage or a storefront. The shaking undermines the bottom floor, causing the...