| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Ancient gases trapped deep within the Earth's mantle may reveal clues about our planet's earliest days, according to a new study.
For the past decade scientists believed our planet's memory was reset 4.5 billion years ago when an object the size of Mars...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Felisa Vanoff, dancer, choreographer, producer and patron of the arts, died May 29 after a battle with cancer. She was 89.
Upon returning to New York after studying dance in Mexico City, she joined Charles Weidman's Dance Theatre as lead dancer, gave...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| 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...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Nicholas Goldberg joined the Los Angeles Times in 2002 as editor of the op-ed page and the Sunday Opinion section. He became deputy editor of the editorial pages in 2008 and a year later was named editor of the editorial pages.
He is a former reporter...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Thank goodness (but not God) for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. If it weren't for her, Monday's Supreme Court ruling upholding prayer before town council meetings in the upstate New York town of Greece would have been a straight-religion vote, with the court'...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Robert Lenox Dwight, a retired engineer who founded the National Electronics Museum and was active in the Assateague Coastal Trust and the Cylburn Arboretum, died of pneumonia March 22 at Baywoods of Annapolis. He was 91 and had lived on Gibson Island....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:20 PM
By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Would you eat crickets if they were hidden in crunchy chips or chocolate chip cookies?
Bugs are a regular part of some diets in other parts of the world, though in the United States many typically do their best to keep them out of their food. But...