| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
For many politicians partaking of this retirement season, the stated reasons for leaving have reeked of the common excuse that has someone leaving a job to spend more time with his — or most of the time, her -- family. Touching, maybe, but comes off...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:08 AM
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Fifty years ago, an upstart American boxer who later became known as Muhammad Ali "shook the world" when he dethroned Sonny Liston to claim the heavyweight championship of the world in Miami Beach.
That victory on...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:54 AM
By Andrea Shalal
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb 22 (Reuters) - Building missiles used
to be back-breaking, strenuous work, and dangerous too, given
the high level of explosives involved.
But U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co has
revolutionized that process at a...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Tom Sherak had a long career as a studio executive and was involved in hundreds of films, including "Black Hawk Down," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." But Sherak is best known for the jobs he did for free or...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
People ask me all the time why we don't have a revolution in America, or at least a major wave of reform similar to that of the Progressive Era or the New Deal or the Great Society.
Middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are swelling, almost...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Henry A. Waxman’s surprise announcement that he’s leaving Congress means that four longtime California lawmakers are retiring from the House of Representatives. Two are Democrats, two Republicans. Combined, they served more than 100 years in...
| Jan 31, 2014
Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...
| Jan 31, 2014
A California law that prohibits therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation of children and adolescents survived another legal challenge this week. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced that an earlier decision by a three-judge panel...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:15 PM
He just wanted to be a surfer but family got in the way.
And not just any family, but one of the early, prominent families of Laguna Beach.
Joseph Richard Jahraus III, 65, is an oldest son and not surprisingly felt the legacy of his father,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Right at the start of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play," now at the Odyssey Theatre, a religious crisis of the kind Freud would have appreciated erupts.
The actress playing Mary in the town's religious pageant secretly has the hots for the young hunk...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:32 PM
At this time of year the cinematic conversation usually is centered on Oscar front-runners, or the best titles that screened […]...