| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Whatever military justice ultimately delivers to the soldier accused of methodically killing 16 Afghan civilians, most of them women and children in their beds, the case says all the worst things about how a few -- or even one --......
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:39 PM
On "Mad Men," one life ends while another moves forward....
| Sep 14, 2010
| 7:11 PM
As transparent a concession to corporate lobbies as they come, Sacramento's recent failure to pass legislation that would have phased out single-use plastic grocery bags in California wasn't just a great disappointment to environmentalists.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Wikileaks is at it again, this time posting on its web site more than five million emails from Stratfor, the Austin-based, global security think tank.
Wikileaks says the emails span the period of July 2004 to December 2011 and involve communication...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Blood drives need donors
The Red Cross is hosting two blood drives July 18, according to a press release.
The first takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mission Hospital Laguna, 31872 Coast Hwy., in the auditorium on the basement level. Parking is...
| Sep 19, 2008
Second of two parts
To a chemist, chlorine is the perfect compound.
Easily combining with other elements and molecules, chlorine is transformed into new classes of chemicals with an endless array of uses. It disinfects water, cleans clothes, kills bugs,...
| Sep 14, 2008
First of two parts
At first, the experimental shampoo looked like a putrid salad dressing. Its oil and its water just couldn't get along. They separated in the bottle and, over time, the shampoo took on an ugly brown hue.
The team at Avalon Organics,...
| Dec 17, 2009
Part 5 of a Tribune investigation unearths documents showing that decisions by the U.S. military and chemical companies that manufactured the defoliants used in Vietnam made the spraying more dangerous than it had to be. Complete coverage >>
As the U.S....
| Dec 6, 2009
Part 2 of a Tribune investigation finds that for many U.S. veterans, the bureaucratic fight to be compensated for health problems linked to Agent Orange amounts to a new and unexpected war, long after the shooting ended overseas. Complete coverage >>...
| May 2, 2008
SAGINAW, Mich.—The battle over dioxin contamination in this economically stressed region had been raging for years when a top Bush administration official turned up the pressure on Dow Chemical to clean it up.
On Thursday, following months of...