| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:58 PM
There was already something kind of amusing about Bitcoin, a currency backed by the full faith and credit of magical thinking and traded (until a virtual heist) by, among others, a Tokyo-based company whose name, Mt. Gox, comes from “Magic: the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:41 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Two distinct portraits are emerging at the Pretoria High Court murder trial of South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius.
The prosecution's portrayal of Pistorius as an aggressive, gun-loving, controlling man with a quick...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday told a South African courtroom — and the world — his version of what happened the night he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
It was quite an emotional tale.
But was it the truth?
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Jay Leno steps down from his role as host of "The Tonight Show" on Thursday, a position he has held almost continuously since 1992. He has more than 4,600 shows under his belt -- that's a lot of monologue jokes. Bill Clinton was one of the biggest...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:34 AM
Rachel Frederickson, 24, of Los Angeles won the Season 15 title of "The Biggest Loser" and the $250,000 grand prize, but promptly sparked criticism from viewers who say the show went too far by allowing the former competitive swimmer to diet her way...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
They’ve thrown money out a window, spun doughnuts in the grass, and shaken off spike strips and PIT maneuvers only to be undone by wet cement. And in the end, they all ended up in the same place: jail.
As they say, it’s not the destination...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:24 PM
The Morning Call's coverage of the Super Bowl extravaganza was just great, with one glaring exception.
The 43-8 Seattle Seahawks victory over the Denver Broncos, said one of Monday's stories, was "the biggest blowout since the Cowboys trounced the Bills...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Lamar Odom has been charged with driving under the influence, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Friday.
The NBA free agent was arrested Aug. 30 after he was spotted allegedly driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 11:28 AM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Investigators found no evidence of recklessness or negligence in the Yarnell Hill wildfire that killed 19 Prescott, Ariz., firefighters in June, raising questions about how similar tragedies could be prevented in the future.
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:39 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Disgraced athlete O.J. Simpson on Tuesday was denied a new trial on his 2008 convictions for robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, which sent him to prison for up to 33 years.
Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell ruled that for now,...
| Oct 7, 2013
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened its doors 10 years ago this month, is rightly celebrated as the most recognizable jewel in Los Angeles' cultural crown.
But we should remember that Disney Hall came very close to not being built at all....