| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Author Evan S. Connell, best known for his novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," died in his home in Santa Fe, N.M., according to family members. He was 88.
Connell was a recipient of the 2010 Los Angeles Times Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:23 AM
When you want it, need it, you gotta have a taste of McDonald's burgers, their slogan says.
Just don't steal a patrol car to get to the Golden Arches.
St. Pete cops said that Vanessa Nicole Brooks, 22, stole their cruiser while they were inside an...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:22 AM
How are those resolutions going? Same here. But there's help. January is packed with events designed to promote healthy-eating habits.
Calories matter. Using our new online database of calories in restaurant menu items, you can now quickly check the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Coca-Cola has an ad campaign that confronts what it calls the "complex challenge of obesity."
In the campaign, Coke notes that of its more than 650 beverages, there are more than 180 low- or no-calorie drinks. Most of the full-calorie drinks also have...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms.
And for supporters and opponents...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 8:05 AM
McDonald’s Corp.’s fourth-quarter earnings were more promising than the string of dismal figures that shook investor confidence in the fast food giant late last year. But the Golden Arches have yet to reclaim their full luster.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:56 AM
McDonald’s, one of the largest single buyers of fish in the country, said all of its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and Fish McBites snacks will be made of Alaskan Pollack sustainably fished in the wild.
And the company is willing to pay to prove it....
| Dec 10, 2012
Has McDonald's had too much of a good thing? Covering McDonald’s and the rest of the fast food industry has been interesting over the last month because it’s served as a lesson in what happens when expectations aren’t met – no...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The American restaurant industry is headed into a year full of obstacles, including health coverage costs related to "Obamacare," employee turnover, rising food costs and weak consumer spending.
Still, the National Restaurant Assn. predicts that the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:34 PM
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others:
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...