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  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
    Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays. Before the sun has risen, Sami is pushing a dented wheelbarrow through the dim streets, at 13...
  • Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

    Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling
    In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game. There are a lot of rules, starting with the basics: For each major league team, 81 games must be on the road and 81 at home, with 13 home weekend series...
  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
  • AEG on the rebound after a rough year

    AEG on the rebound after a rough year
    Last year, Los Angeles entertainment giant AEG weathered a major corporate shake-up, endured a six-month trial spotlighting its role in the last days of Michael Jackson and fell short in its efforts to bring L.A. a pro football team. Even so, the...
  • L.A.'s sidewalks of shame

    L.A.'s sidewalks of shame
    Fancy this: In a city known for its car culture, Angelenos care deeply about their sidewalks. Every time the issue of fixing L.A.'s thousands of miles of neglected walkways gets tackled in the opinion or news pages, at least a dozen readers (not a...
  • Hearty Kitchen Already Known For Its Chicken And Waffles

    Hearty Kitchen Already Known For Its Chicken And Waffles
    Justin Lovelace admits he might have underestimated his customers' infatuation with fried chicken and waffles. It was the most popular item during the soft opening of his new West Hartford restaurant Hearty Kitchen, and during a recent Saturday brunch,...
  • Survey: Teen drivers would drive drunk before calling parents

    Survey: Teen drivers would drive drunk before calling parents
    Well, here's some sobering news about teen driving -- and just in time for prom: A new AAA survey says that 41 percent of teens age 16 to 19 say they or their friends will likely be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at some point during the prom and...
  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers
    OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
  • GM said it has shipped thousands of replacement ignition switches

    DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday said it has shipped "thousands" of kits needed to repair the defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. The No. 1 U.S. automaker also said letters were mailed last week to about 1.4...
  • Boeing profit falls 12.7% but it tops analyst forecasts

    Boeing profit falls 12.7% but it tops analyst forecasts
    Boosted by strong sales, Boeing Co. beat analysts' estimates for its first quarter largely because of faster production of commercial jetliners. The Chicago aerospace giant reported a profit of $965 million, or $1.28 a share. That's down 12.7% from $1....
  • Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat

    Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat
    My Grandma Bobbie is 93 and lives on her own, in a spotless condo decorated with enviable midcentury furnishings. The daughter of a General Motors millwright, she grew up in Detroit riding the streetcar, but one of her goals was to get to the promised...