| Jan 19, 2014
Do genes make us do it? The idea that human behavior is driven by genes makes many people uncomfortable, and nowhere is the dispute more bitter than when discussing the biological underpinnings of violence.
The war of ideas over violence and human...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Obamacare was intended, in part, to rein in sky-high healthcare costs.
Yet some doctors and hospitals are responding to the reform law with outstretched palms and brother-can-you-spare-a-dime pleas for more money from patients.
Evelyn Stern, 75, of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Mohamed El-Erian unexpectedly resigned from his post as chief executive and co-chief investment officer of global investment management firm Pimco on Tuesday, the firm said in a statement.
El-Erian will leave the firm in March and will remain a member...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:49 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- What's the value of higher education?
Is it possible, in this day and age, for a college to not charge tuition -- and survive?
How is technology changing the university experience?
Andrew Rossi, the director of the Sundance Film...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:18 PM
From an office tower overlooking the sumptuous Fashion Island mall in Newport Beach, Mohamed El-Erian sat atop a massive treasure trove of wealth as chief executive of Pimco.
Soft-spoken and cerebral, El-Erian presided over a financial juggernaut that...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:44 PM
As the debate over the proposed ban on single-use polystyrene food ware and beverage containers heats up in Huntington Beach, it's time for facts.
Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation has been swirling around about polystyrene, sometimes referred to as...
| Apr 27, 2014
It's possible that Matthew Olshan didn't fully become a writer until the day that his future boss ordered him to dig a ditch.
On that day in the late 1980s, the boss, a carpenter, eyed the short kid with the soft hands. He saw a young man with no...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:29 PM
William A. Hubbard, a retired chemical engineer who headed a Baltimore business that created the orange-colored coatings for Howard Johnson restaurant roofs, died of heart failure Monday at his Towson home. He was 92.
Born in Rolla, Mo., he was the son...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door.
"Najee's gone," the friend said.
Dante looked at his mother, who was crying. Najee Thomas...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:19 PM
KILLEEN, Texas -- This week's deadly shootings at Ft. Hood suggest that after years of trying to confront a mental health crisis, the military is still struggling to design a healthcare system that can identify and successfully treat service members who...