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The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three members of its football team sexually assaulted a female midshipman last year. “Naval Academy leadership is monitoring the progress of this investigation and evaluating the appropriate...
WASHINGTON -- President Obama condemned sexual misconduct in the military and told Naval Academy graduates to try to restore Americans’ faith in institutions in a commencement speech that hinted at the scandals swirling around the president....
Larry Scott of the Pac-12 Conference appears to be the highest-paid sitting college commissioner ever, the Wall Street Journal reported. Scott earned more than $3 million in 2011-12, according to tax documents released by the conference Sunday. Scott,...
WASHINGTON -- Seeking to avoid steep spending cuts scheduled to begin March 1, President Obama will call on Congress on Tuesday to devise an alternative package of reductions and new tax revenue that could postpone the deeper cuts for a few months....
In the market for a hot-water-dispensing refrigerator? That was just one of the innovative and unusual products on display this week at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The annual event, put on by the National Assn. of Home Builders,...
The owner of a trolley tour company in Annapolis, Md., has decided to close down one portion of his business — old-fashioned trolleys for wedding parties — rather than extend the service to same-sex couples. He has every right to do so, but he...
L.A. NOWShe was bright, vivacious and in love with with her ship, the HMS Bounty. Claudene Christian, the former USC song girl who died at sea Monday when the tall ship on which she was sailing sank off the North Carolina......
Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md., the Naval Academy's alumni association announced from Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and had cancer. A 1949 graduate, Brown was...
Nation NowGay marriage: Legislation to allow gay marriage is moving forward in Washington, New Jersey and Maryland, but opponents are fighting back. Here's a national round-up of legislation and upcoming or pending ballot initiatives that are in the works in six...
Opinion L.A.Hey, what happened? Did I miss the big news? Didn't America's armed forces disband Tuesday? After all, the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy has officially ended. Gays and lesbians are now free to serve openly. Surely our troops in......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThis is a troubling time for Europe-bound travelers. The U.S. State Department on Oct. 3 issued a travel alert that cited "the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe" but stopped short of warning travelers against going there. Sporadic labor actions in...
Robert Helliwell, a Stanford electrical engineer whose study of radio waves emitted by lightning opened a new window to understanding the upper layers of the Earth's atmosphere, died May 3 in Palo Alto of complications of dementia. He was 90. Helliwell...
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