| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Rick Roach, the Orange County School Board member on a campaign against high-stakes standardized testing, appears in a documentary on the subject that will premiere Saturday in Pennsylvania. The movie is Standardized, Lies, Money and Civil Rights: How...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:08 AM
In another effort to scrub the phrase "Common Core" from Florida's education landscape, a proposed bill in the Florida House deletes the words in favor of more generic, and less controversial, terms. The document scratches out "common core standards"...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After surviving three days in an air pocket at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a Nigerian man was rescued alive by divers who were recovering bodies from the ship he was on, The Washington Post reports.
Divers with DCN Diving rescued Harrison...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Think the federal shutdown doesn’t concern you? Just try looking for some basic data.
Data.gov is down, as are websites that distribute data for the Census, FBI, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Bureau of Labor...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Was that kid in a Ku Klux Klan outfit at Halloween racist or not racist? What about that Washington Post column by Richard Cohen talking about people with "conventional views" suppressing the urge to vomit when they see New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:16 PM
Following an arrest and facing a charge for misdemeanor assault, Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility, a rep for the singer told The Times late Tuesday.
"His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before resetting the clock in my car.
The Skinny: Finally made it to The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Very cool place. Now I know where to go when I have to escape from the newsroom, which is every day. Monday's roundup (or is it...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A small Pierre-Auguste Renoir landscape painting has set off a dispute between a major American art museum and a woman who said she purchased the painting for just $7 at a flea market in 2009.
The Baltimore Museum of Art said the Renoir was stolen from...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lunch with friends -- a former boss and a one-time colleague -- always touches on a few tried-and-true topics:
Our careers, the good, the bad and the ugly.
Our choice of entertainment, heavy on the books we've been reading and an occasional foray into...
| Jan 16, 2014
Letters to the editor from Waukegan, Libertyville, Deerfield and Lake Forest.
One's own self-defense
This letter is in response to the letter from Michelle Lowy, who found the story on people training to carry concealed firearms to be "extremely...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Here's a trick question: What do we owe more money on -- credit cards, auto loans or student debt?
Ping! Time's up. If you answered student debt, congratulations. You're up to date on what some economists are calling the next big financial crisis. Or...