| Jun 30, 2012
| 6:38 PM
During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335.
The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Mingled throughout the thousands of visitors who flocked to the city this past weekend for the Star-Spangled Sailabration's ships, cannons and jet fly-bys was a small army of police officers and emergency responders.
Other local, state and federal law...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 7:30 PM
SAN DIEGO — Todd Vance — Iraq combat veteran, bar bouncer, and social-work major at a local university — is lecturing two dozen of his fellow veterans on the techniques and joys of the chokehold.
"You want the blade of your forearm on...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Through three decades of fevered tabloid speculation and whispers of a deeper story, the official account never changed: Natalie Wood drowned accidentally. The 43-year-old star of "West Side Story," who couldn't swim, had been drinking the night before...
| Oct 6, 2012
Sheriff Lee Baca said this week that he's ready to shoulder the blame for years of unchecked deputy-on-inmate violence in Los Angeles County jails.
And he promised to carry out all the reforms outlined in a scathing jail report by an investigative...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Finally, the Orioles have another outfielder in the outfield.
On Thursday, the club promoted Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk when first baseman Nick Johnson was placed on the disabled list with a strained right wrist.
Avery, who hit .217 in a 15-game...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
After a violent confrontation with a teenage suspect, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy took a photo of the man's bloodied face and texted it to Sgt. Eric Gonzalez, a friend who worked at Men's Central Jail.
A few hours later, Gonzalez responded...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Can we finally say the thing we have not said so far?
Last week, a white supremacist shot up a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, killing six people and wounding three. It is considered likely that the shooter mistook the Sikhs, whose men wear beards and...
| May 9, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Lil Wayne was sitting courtside at a recent Lakers playoff game, cheering on his favorite player, Kobe Bryant, whom the rapper says has inspired much more than just his music.
"He's inspired not only songs, but he's inspired me in life in general just...
| Nov 15, 2012
Texas A&M won't let Johnny Manziel talk to the media this year because it has a policy against freshmen doing interviews.
The fear is that these young Aggies, even redshirts like Manziel, might say something immature or inappropriate.
Manziel led the...