| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The stock market has hit sky-scraping highs, the unemployment rate has dipped to a five-year low and any number of economic statistics — new car sales, home prices, consumer spending — point to a perked-up economy that is steadily growing....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON -- Despite recent disappointing job growth, departing White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said Tuesday he remained hopeful the recovery is strengthening.
“I still think there is reason for optimism, though there’s...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| Feb 9, 2014
If anyone is surprised that with each passing day Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to veer more sharply away from the U.S. and toward the Taliban, it might be time to remember some history. Karzai himself was once asked to become a high-ranking...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Former model Babette loves living "off the grid," as she puts it on her website. But that doesn't mean, ever, letting herself go.
On the subject, she says:
Philosophy: "It's important to keep up appearances, even when no one is looking."
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
In the depths of “Low,” Rick Remender is finding reason to be optimistic. His new sci-fi series with artist Greg […]...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:30 PM
A veteran educator with experience in California and Texas was named Wednesday as president of California State University Long Beach.
Jane Close Conoley, 66, is currently serving as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:29 PM
"Rake." Greg Kinnear stars as scapegrace defense attorney Keegan Deane … and that's pretty much all you need to know. Who doesn't love Greg Kinnear? In just about anything?
This role, based on an Australian show of the same name, seems...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Museum of Contemporary Art continues to take steps toward pulling itself out of a deep, nearly six-year slump that almost sank the once widely acclaimed institution. With $100 million in endowment pledges and an ambitious plan to up that ante by 50%,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
“Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie,” read the Facebook comment, which was directed at President Obama and posted by someone calling himself Coon Trapper.
But officials in the Village of Pleasantville, N.Y., say Coon Trapper was...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and...