| Feb 9, 2011
| 8:07 AM
The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.
I knew I was doomed. I’m not a big TV guy at all. I’ll pop on ESPN when I come home from work, sure. But outside of...
| May 15, 2011
Kenneth E. Necochea Jr. surprised his family one day by announcing he had joined the Army as an infantryman.
After he graduated from Poway High School in San Diego County in 2007, he trained briefly as an emergency medical technician and drifted...
| Jul 13, 2011
Greg Biffle still has a shot at making the Chase. Jamie McMurray is toast.
But they have this much in common: Both shouldn't be struggling and sputtering so much.
For Biffle, who ranks 14th and needs a victory to try to secure one of the last slots in...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic.
The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel.
The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
| May 21, 2011
| 6:50 PM
All week, George Bolton told anyone who would listen that Astrology was better than a 14-1 long shot in the 136th Preakness, even if he had run only two races as a 3-year-old, and even if he smashed his head on the starting gate last time out.
| May 4, 2011
| 1:24 PM
We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion.
Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 1:44 PM
NEW YORK -- Actor Josh Duhamel had to be removed from a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport after refusing to turn off his BlackBerry.
According to TMZ.com, the "Transformers" star was on board the Kentucky bound flight when he was asked to turn off...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:02 PM
Washington -- More than 50 members of a child pornography ring who engaged in what authorities describe as "horrific" and "unspeakable" crimes have been arrested for sexually exploiting children from 12 years old to as young as infants.
Top federal law...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:34 AM
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey--
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides....
| Nov 4, 2010
A voice crackles from the tinny speaker in the kitchen, and the staff at El Pollo Imperial listens closely to someone in a minivan at the drive-through window placing an order — not for pallid hamburgers stacked two patties high or limp fish encased...