| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Skirball Cultural Center launched its Latin Jewish film series seven years ago, it caught some members of both ethnic groups by surprise. "People acted just shocked that there were Jews south of the border," said Jordan Peimer, the Skirball's...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:56 PM
All 1,800 students and staff at a Riverside County high school will be screened for tuberculosis after 45 students tested positive for possible exposure to the illness, health officials said Thursday.
The testing is planned for Friday at Indio High...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:46 AM
A third defendant in the robbery and killing of Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas was sentenced Thursday to a lengthy term in federal prison.
Jose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, 46, a Mexican national, was sentenced in San Diego federal court to 55 years in...
| Apr 17, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in London, where pallbearers set down the coffin of Baroness Margaret Thatcher inside St Paul's Cathedral in London. Dignitaries from around the world today join Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of...
| Nov 19, 2013
A new trailer for “The Wind Rises” is out, offering a glimpse at the film legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki […]...
| Feb 20, 2014
“The Wind Rises” opens in select U.S. theaters Friday before an expanded release next week, and a new clip has […]...
| Jan 27, 2013
"Happy birthday!" my mom and her first cousin will wish each other on Sunday, even though neither was born on Jan. 27. Rather, it's the anniversary of their new lease on life, of the day the Soviet Red Army liberated them from behind the barbed wire of...
| Aug 9, 2012
Just when the chef memoir had started tasting a little overly familiar — the long struggles to cook their food their way, the breakthrough review, the stove burns, the final 60 pages where nothing much happens but happiness and prosperity —...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:47 PM
They're cute. They're often roadkill. Some gourmands say they're tasty, whether baked or barbecued.
Now Louisiana researchers have learned something else about nine-banded armadillos.
"A preponderance of evidence shows that people get leprosy from these...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Any time Emilia Czyszczon gets bogged down in her biological engineering studies — any time she considers taking the easy route on an assignment — she thinks about her father.
He, too, attended Purdue University, but only after emigrating...