| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:01 AM
How about some good news for a change?
Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:37 AM
The Times has hired an editor to lead a newly created desk that will focus on online news coverage.
Julie Westfall will be the first editor of the "RealTime news desk."
Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey announced the hire in this memo to the...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania.
Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:04 AM
My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby.
My turn at...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There was a method to this madness.
Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with...
| Jul 29, 2014
It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
The Peace Corps is removing more than 300 of its volunteers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as an Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds dead worsens in West Africa.
In a statement issued Wednesday, the Peace Corps said it is temporarily removing...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
When a new company took over the packaging company where Pat Baines was vice-president and asked him to transfer from Charlotte, N.C., to California, he chose early retirement, at age 62. That early retirement, plus paying...
| Jan 1, 2014
The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It's hard to be too sad when bad things happen to good writers.
Don't get me wrong. I would not wish what happened to David Stuart MacLean on even a miserable writer. But if bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with...