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  • Superintendent's pay in South Bay district called 'excessive'

    Superintendent's pay in South Bay district called 'excessive'
    New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina oversees more than a million students, 1,700 schools and a budget the size of many states. Her pay: $412,193. Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy has half a million students, 1,000-plus schools, a $7-billion...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • More support for caregivers to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans urged

    More support for caregivers to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans urged
    The nation needs to better acknowledge and support the efforts of the "hidden heroes" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: the estimated 1.1 million civilian, volunteer caregivers tending to the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, according to...
  • Washington state accuses U.S. of missing Hanford cleanup deadlines

    Washington state accuses U.S. of missing Hanford cleanup deadlines
    Washington state accused the federal government Monday of missing crucial legal deadlines to clean up 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste at the former Hanford nuclear weapons site in southeastern Washington, demanding a new set of schedules by...
  • This fault could bring an earthquake worse than 'The Big One'

    This fault could bring an earthquake worse than 'The Big One'
    The Puente Hills fault, which scientists believe could be responsible for Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra, is considered very dangerous. Here are some basic questions about the fault. Q: What would be the difference in shaking between a 5.1...
  • Sports program helps anchor troubled lives

    Sports program helps anchor troubled lives
    Theirs are not problems that can be fixed on a baseball diamond or soccer field: My mom was really young when she had me. She was 14 and my dad wasn't around. I was never home when I was eight years old, because I was using drugs, and I had a lot of...
  • Foster the People goes political with 'Supermodel'

    Foster the People goes political with 'Supermodel'
    In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter. Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went...
  • It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370

    It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370
    Jet aircraft are large, but not compared with the ocean. The weeks-long search for some physical sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is not something we should wonder at, considering the frontier nature of our blue planet. The 29% of our planet that is...
  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: It's all relative except PATRICK STEWART!

    'Cosmos' recap: It's all relative except PATRICK STEWART!
    This week’s episode of┬áCosmos┬ápaid tribute to the mind-bending science behind some of the most popular tropes in science fiction, so it’s only fitting that it also featured a special cameo by none other than Patrick Stewart. Stewart is best...