LOS ANGELES -- Homes, schools and a day care center near a closed battery recycler in nearby Vernon are contaminated with higher levels of brain-damaging lead than previously disclosed, with soil samples at one property as...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Police Department's decision to flood the city's deadliest neighborhoods with more officers has managed to slow the pace of killings and shootings in recent months.
But the department still ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate, adding a well-liked swing-state moderate with broad governing experience to the Democratic ticket.
Clinton's choice of Kaine, 58, ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Seven ancient Mayan artifacts that were in the possession of a California collector were returned to Guatemala on Friday, decades after the "priceless" hieroglyph carvings were looted from the Central ...Read more
BERLIN -- At least six people have been killed in a ongoing terrorist attack in Munich, German police said on Twitter Friday.
Police spoke of an "acute state of terror" in the southern German city after a shooting at its ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday took umbrage with themes voiced during the Republican National Convention, arguing the country is not plagued by widespread violence and warning against trade wars.
The ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Fresh off his marathon Republican convention acceptance speech, Donald Trump looked backward Friday, rekindling his feud with onetime chief rival Ted Cruz.
Trump, in classic style, essentially said he couldn'...Read more
CLEVELAND -- As the roll call vote to award Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination began this week, Ryan Davenport slipped out of the convention hall here to a nearby restaurant where a group of Republicans were ...Read more
In the Shadows of the Oaks: An Urban TaleFrank Settineri
This is a love story between Sean, Landi and Brenda, the latter who were once best friends and now are indelible enemies.
As their relationships spin out of control the surrounding urban community races out of control, besieged by the murder of a black youth ...
READERS: Carolyn Hax is away. The following is from March 5, 2010.
My mother has Stage 4 breast cancer and is near death. My family has begun to discuss funeral arrangements. Having lived in their ...Read more
These scorching dog days of summer are a reminder of the danger of heat-related illnesses.
Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are the main medical problems that can affect anyone, but particularly afflict the very old and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Every other Friday, Peggy Steele picks up the phone and talks to the man who murdered her son more than 20 years ago.
Steele and Bryce Todd Brosier, who was convicted of killing 25-year-old Jimmy Steele in ...Read more
This forgotten prewar method helps you lose fat from your belly, buttocks and hips incredibly fast. You simply need to stick to one strange rule..
The wild applause, the ecstatic whoops, the joyful crowd stomping and chanting a single name -- it was exactly what you'd expect from the Republican National Convention.
Except the chanted name did not belong to a ...Read more
It's an idea both perfectly simple and simply perfect: Irish documentarian Alex Fagan rounded up 29 centenarians, pointed a camera at each, and asked them about their lives. The result is "Older Than Ireland": a charming, ...Read more
Stress and depression run rampant in today's fast-paced world. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) from FitnessMadeSimple.com has some of the best mood elevating foods including salmon, walnuts, ...Read more
Stephane Brize's "The Measure of a Man" feels so real, you're almost startled when it's over -- it seems as if this French drama about a middle-aged husband and father facing unemployment should just go on, as life tends ...Read more
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A young man takes the podium and jokes about the summer heat. His hair is swept to the side, his shadow of a beard perfectly trimmed, mahogany leather shoes balanced strikingly against his cobalt suit, ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump's Thursday night address, indeed his entire Republican convention, represented a high-risk bet: that a strong desire for change in November will defy the demographic and political tides that have ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- In his speech Thursday night accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump stretched the facts on numerous occasions, got them right in other cases and cherry-picked data to make his case for the ...Read more
CLEVELAND -- Donald Trump always said he could be presidential.
But he always seemed to be having too much fun being the bombastic billionaire who enjoyed pummeling his opponents with mockery and offering the occasional ...Read more
Reince Priebus has arguably had one of the more difficult jobs of the 2016 election season, holding the Republican Party together while managing a polarizing candidate who refuses to tone down his blistering rhetoric.