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  • Mark Fields to replace Alan Mulally as Ford chief executive

    Ford Motor Co. said its Chief Executive Alan Mulally will retire July 1. The automaker chief operating officer Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive and join Ford’s board of directors. The transition was expected since...
  • Bay crab population decreases

    Bay crab population decreases
    The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains in a serious slump for the second straight year, with the number of females dropping to a dangerously low level, officials announced Thursday. Severe winter weather, not overfishing, is largely to blame,...
  • Watch this butterfly and bee drink crocodile tears

    Watch this butterfly and bee drink crocodile tears
    Floating quietly through a Costa Rican river, a scientist has documented a bee and a butterfly drinking the tears of a caiman crocodile -- and he has the video to prove it. This scene, which sounds like it could be straight out of an ancient fable,...
  • Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare

    Indiana hospital workers get clean bill of health after MERS scare
    Dozens of hospital workers who were sent home and told to remain in isolation have tested negative for the deadly virus MERS and been cleared to return to work in Indiana, where the nation's first case of the disease was confirmed earlier this month. ...
  • An L.A. May Day lament: It's too darn hot

     An L.A. May Day lament: It's too darn hot
    Ah, the first day of May! A time to bask in the splendors of spring, a time for maypoles and little girls with flowers in their hair and (if you're into that sort of thing) observances of International Workers' Day. Here in Southern California, we'd...
  • A lesson on the death penalty from a grieving mother in Iran

    Iran is a death penalty machine. More than 600 people were executed there last year, according to the United Nations, many of them in public hangings before crowds filled with children. So far this year, there have been an estimated 188 executions. That...
  • Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?

     Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry knows that climate change is real. In fact, he told an audience in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently that climate change might be "the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction," and those who deny this are just "a...
  • Jim McDonnell for sheriff

     Jim McDonnell for sheriff
    Los Angeles County voters are soon to pick a new sheriff from a field of seven candidates, each with a reasonably decent chance of making it to a runoff, and it's hard to overstate both how unusual and how momentous that is. The last time L.A. saw a...
  • What a walk can do for your mind

    According to your interesting report, a series of studies found that walking can promote creativity and problem-solving ("In a creative slump? Take a walk," April 26). The article suggests that the reasons for this are puzzling. I suggest that anyone...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • Egyptian teen defects to U.S. after science fair in Los Angeles

    Egyptian teen defects to U.S. after science fair in Los Angeles
    An Egyptian teenager accused of illegally protesting his country's government has defected to the United States after attending an international science fair for high school students in Los Angeles. Abdullah Assem, 17, decided not to board a Cairo-bound...