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  • Shaking all over: a history of the forgotten earthquakes

    California can be proprietary about earthquakes. Northridge, Loma Prieta, the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: These are the building blocks of our cultural identity, part of the heritage of the state. And yet, it’s an abiding ironies of...
  • L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy

     L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a tangle of unforeseen political and legal challenges as he grapples with what action the city should take to identify and reinforce hundreds of old concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse in a major...
  • Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike

    Port operations resume as workers temporarily end strike
    The three-day strike that paralyzed the port of Baltimore is over — for now. Striking longshoremen agreed late Friday to resume working on the docks during a 90-day "cooling-off period" while negotiations continue on a new local contract. Work...
  • Woefully unprepared in earthquake country

    Woefully unprepared in earthquake country
    One little boy lay on his back with a leg gash so bad that bone and tissue protruded through his skin. Firefighters carried more injured students to a triage area, where one girl had blood streaming from a head wound and another had burns across her face....
  • By Degrees opens in Little Italy

    By Degrees opens in Little Italy
    A new restaurant named By Degrees has opened in Little Italy in the old Fallsway Spring & Equipment Co. building, just a block or so away from Heavy Seas Alehouse. The new cafe looks to have a built-in customer base. The renovated building’s major...
  • L.A. high-rise fire: Residents recount neighbors' harrowing rescue

    L.A. high-rise fire: Residents recount neighbors' harrowing rescue
    Two residents of theĀ Barrington Plaza apartments, where an 11th-floor fire last week sent black smoke billowing into the halls above, described their harrowing rescue of a man and his granddaughter after finding them trapped in a stairwell. Both...
  • New excavations begin at Florida reform school

    With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school. Some of those sent to the Arthur G....
  • U.S. military wants to create 'Iron Man suit'

    WASHINGTON — Army Capt. Brian Dowling was leading his Special Forces team through a steep mountain pass in eastern Afghanistan when insurgents ambushed his patrol, leaving two of his soldiers pinned down with life-threatening wounds. After a...
  • Chicago featured prominently in trailer for Bollywood's 'Dhoom 3'

    Chicago featured prominently in trailer for Bollywood's 'Dhoom 3'
    You probably won’t understand most of what is being said in the trailer for the Bollywood film, “Dhoom 3,” released today, but you will recognize several of the locations featured in the nearly three minute video. The third movie in...
  • Fire reveals marijuana growing operation in South Glendale

    Fire reveals marijuana growing operation in South Glendale
    Police are investigating the owner of an illegal marijuana growing site discovered by firefighters last weekend in a south Glendale apartment after heavy smoke was seen coming from a window, officials said. Detectives haven't arrested anyone in...
  • Man shot to death near railroad tracks in Anne Arundel

    Man shot to death near railroad tracks in Anne Arundel
    A Baltimore man who was fatally shot near railroad tracks in Anne Arundel County Thursday night went to the location to buy a car he had seen advertised online, Anne Arundel County police said. The man, identified by police as Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva-...