| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies.
This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:08 PM
As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:16 PM
The high-profile and surprising choice of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to head the UC system has fueled criticism over the secret selection process, echoing debates around the country about how higher-education leaders are...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Coached LSU football team
Paul Dietzel, 89, who led Louisiana State University to an undefeated season in 1958 and its first college football national championship, died Tuesday after a brief illness, the university announced. He was a...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The seafood is safe to eat and the Gulf of Mexico tourism industry is recovering three years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the waters off Louisiana. But despite that BP-sponsored...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Al DeCesaris turned his bicycle off Central Avenue and into the parking lot of Davidsonville Elementary School and pedaled about 100 yards before he was greeted by a band of loud, cheering fourth-graders carrying homemade signs and posters.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Warning: Driving a truck for a living can be hazardous to your health — if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, researchers said Tuesday.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in men, and in most cases it’s basically...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:18 AM
College football is heading for a new day. It won't be long before the players on the field are going to receive more than a pittance. The present structure governed by the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is beginning to crack....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Nic Pizzolatto was 5, he had an epiphany. It wasn't the usual childhood one about finger-painting or bike-riding or other regular kid stuff. It was that one day he would die.
"You know how people say that young people feel immortal? I don't know...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The brightly illuminated billboard was a traffic-stopping sensation in 1923 Los Angeles, a city just starting its love affair with automobiles. Sitting atop a downtown hotel, the sign was rimmed in glowing blue and spelled out "Packard" in radiant red...
| Feb 27, 2014
It is all over — the 2014 Winter Olympics are in the past. The colorful tents have been packed up and put away for four years before the big show opens again in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.
Before final goodbyes were said in Sochi, Russia, it...