| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Mary Ann Mobley, who stepped into the spotlight as the first Miss Mississippi to become Miss America and later hit the silver screen opposite Elvis Presley, has died. She was 77.
She died Tuesday morning at her Beverly Hills home from complications of...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Anyone skeptical about entrusting ambitious tasks to the government was not stunned by the dismal rollout of the Affordable Care Act. It featured technical snafus, cost overruns and false advertising ("If you like your plan, you'll be able to keep it.")....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Two days after announcing her plans to resign from Isle of Wight County Schools' top spot, Superintendent Katrise Perera interviewed with the New Orleans Parish School Board.
One school board member said he was "shocked" by the news, while another...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Memo to The Times: Clayton Kershaw gets it. Dodgers' fans get it. The entire Los Angeles Basin gets it. Yes, the Dodgers were eliminated in the playoffs. So what a shame it is that you essentially spoil what should be uplifting stories about Kershaw...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Before the tryptophan in the turkey induces somnolence, give thanks for living in such an entertaining country. This year, for example, we learned that California's Legislature includes 93 people who seem never to have had sex. They enacted the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Allstate accomplished something in the third quarter it hasn't done since 2006: grow the number of homeowners' policies on its books.
After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Northbrook-based home and auto insurer reduced its exposure to such catastrophe-...
| Nov 12, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Let's start with Buzz Williams' compulsive letter-writing and tortured penmanship.
No, let's go with the coaching style that borders on "inhumane."
But we must mention his heartwarming outreach to children and abiding reverence...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Interactive mapping that went live for the public Thursday shows eye-opening risk for storm surges caused by hurricanes.
For example, Central Florida communities along the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay would be heavily washed over by a...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's comment that "I'm not interested in photo ops" about the border crisis during last week's visit to Texas was akin to your neighborhood pup not being interested in chasing squirrels.
Particularly in today's social-media...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The phenomenon known as the pop-up dinner, in which nontraditional spaces are converted into short-term dining venues, has been around for a few years. But a quickly expanding company named Dinner Lab is bringing what originally was a haphazard practice...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other...