| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
As world oil prices have slumped below $60 a barrel, tumbling nearly 50% since June to a five-year low, analysts have scrambled to discern the economic and political fallout.
The big picture, though, hasn't changed: Oil is not cheap, at any price....
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Each of us has a soundtrack to his or her life. The tracks vary through a lifetime.
A young parent's melody is the alternative cooing, crying or prattling of their new child. An athlete performs to the crowd's cheer or competition's silent focus. In the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:00 AM
I have tried to determine whether there is anything insidious in Syfy turning "Ascension," originally described as a six-part miniseries, into a "three-night event" and setting it afloat in the relatively dead waters of mid-December.
But I have no idea,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:14 PM
For more than eight decades Allentown's downtown skyline consisted of the PPL Tower dwarfing a collection of unidentifiable buildings that surround it.
City Center Investment Corp. CEO J.B. Reilly on Wednesday said he wants to change that.
| Dec 10, 2014
Tower 155 condos downtown already has a sales center going up with a January completion date, according to the Compson Associates Facebook page.
And exempting projects like this under 2 acres from the city's Interim Design Guidelines for the Downtown,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Amid pouring rain, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan on Tuesday morning. The stop was part of the royal couple's brief but highly anticipated New York...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:46 AM
British royalty meets American royalty! Prince William and wife Catherine hobnobbed with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z on Monday night in the good old U.S. of A.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in their first NBA game, a matchup between King...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Prince William and Duchess Catherine wrapped up their New York visit with a glittery gala in honor of their alma mater.
The duke and duchess of Cambridge attended a 600th anniversary gala for the University of St. Andrews at the Metropolitan Museum of...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:33 PM
As soon as junior Veronica Lloyd's classes at Lafayette College end at 3:30 p.m. Friday, she'll hop in a car and head to New York City, where she and her friends have booked a room near Times Square.
Lloyd is among the multitude of students and alumni...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In the past few months, this country has been rocked by the unfolding horror story at dozens of veterans hospitals. There have been reports of veteran deaths due to malpractice, serious mismanagement at all levels of Veterans Affairs and the resignation,...