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Natural beauty: Skin, hair care turns to simpler, organic ingredients

LOS ANGELES — It has become almost ho-hum to read a menu that lists precisely where the apples were picked or how the cow was raised. So what’s the next wave in sourcing? It’s already upon us. People are becoming as picky about what goes on their skin as what goes in their bodies, and they a…

December 17, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Sony shelves 'The Interview' as theater chains drop out

Sony shelves 'The Interview' as theater chains drop out

LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled the Christmas Day release of “The Interview” after the major theater chains said they would not screen the film.

December 17, 2014 1:22 pmLoading…
Films for kids found to be rife with murder

Films for kids found to be rife with murder

Think there’s nothing more wholesome than a tub of popcorn and a classic children’s animated film?

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Losing weight makes your lungs a CO2 emitter

Planning to shed a few pounds after all the holiday excess is over? Better check your carbon footprint.

December 16, 2014 5:26 pmLoading…

Russia accuses NATO of aerial spying ‘practically every day’

Russia’s air force commander on Tuesday accused the United States and its NATO allies of provoking confrontation over the Baltic Sea by sending spy planes near the Russian border “practically every day.”

December 16, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Corks fall into a bin along the bottling line on Dec. 5, 2014 at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Calif. Many winemakers, such as the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County, are helping with a massive ad campaign championing the benefits of using real cork on wine bottles. (…

December 15, 2014 1:51 pm
Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Oak barrels line the barrelhouse at the winery on Dec. 5, 2014 at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Calif. Many winemakers, such as the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma County, are helping with a massive ad campaign championing the benefits of using real cork on wine bottles. …

December 15, 2014 1:52 pm
Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Wine-cork makers battle screw tops

Bottles are inspected for imperfections before being boxed for shipment at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, Calif. Many winemakers, including Coppola, are joining in an ad campaign for real cork.

December 15, 2014 1:51 pm
San Diego’s waterfront makeover heavy on public space

San Diego’s waterfront makeover heavy on public space

SAN DIEGO — Where traffic was once dominant, tourists now sit on waterfront benches made of Alaska yellow cedar and watch luxury liners and tour boats glide into place.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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San Diego's waterfront makeover

San Diego's waterfront makeover

On a warm evening, pedestrians stroll along San Diego’s newly rebuilt North Embarcadero, which features a wide esplanade with a grove of jacaranda trees, benches and Ipe wood “bridges” over decorative plantings.

December 11, 2014 5:41 pm
San Diego's waterfront makeover

San Diego's waterfront makeover

This grove of medjool date palms is part of the recently completed $31.1 million makeover of San Diego’s North Embarcadero. A 1000-foot section along the harbor between B Street and Navy Pier is the first phase of a larger, yet unfunded, redesign of the entire waterfront.

December 11, 2014 5:33 pm
San Diego's waterfront makeover

San Diego's waterfront makeover

Pedestrians stroll along the new $31.1 million esplanade at San Diego’s North Embarcadero area.

December 11, 2014 5:32 pm
Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

Clinical trial seeks answers to sudden deaths of healthy young people

Jonathan Lucas, chief deputy medical examiner with the San Diego County medical examiner’s office,in an autopsy exam room where he’s now collecting autopsy samples for genome sequencing to reveal causes for some unexplained deaths, on December 8, 2014. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

December 10, 2014 5:26 pm
Supreme Court should affirm pregnant workers’ rights

Supreme Court should affirm pregnant workers’ rights

UPS now treats women appropriately, but case will decide general rule.

December 08, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Kobe Bryant

LOS ANGELES — It’s an impressive concept, really, Kobe Bryant leading the NBA in scoring at age 36.

November 27, 2014 12:00 am
Review: Romance proves ageless in 'Elsa & Fred'

Review: Romance proves ageless in 'Elsa & Fred'

Shirley MacLaine, 80 and counting, proves she's one of film's freshest faces.

November 26, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…

Rehabilitating birds soar in 'Pelican Dreams

If you think you couldn't possibly fall in love with a pelican, prepare to be wooed.  

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Thanksgiving creativity: 6 vegetables, 3 ways each

Thanksgiving creativity: 6 vegetables, 3 ways each

Ideas for Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, winter squash, green beans, beets, sweet potatoes.

November 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Do ‘the Michael Jackson’: Pool exercises help fitness

Do ‘the Michael Jackson’: Pool exercises help fitness

This three-move pool circuit provides a heart-pumping recovery workout.

November 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Study: Colorectal cancer on rise among younger adults

Study: Colorectal cancer on rise among younger adults

Rate of diagnoses among the under-50 set may double by 2030.

November 06, 2014 1:53 pmLoading…
Federal investigators begin work at SpaceShipTwo crash site

Federal investigators begin work at SpaceShipTwo crash site

Wreckage from Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two lies mangled in desert terrain after it crashed during testing in California on Friday. One pilot was killed, and the other was seriously injured after ejecting the spaceship.

November 01, 2014 12:59 pm
Ukraine fighters are surrounded at airport, but they refuse to give up

Ukraine fighters are surrounded at airport, but they refuse to give up

A Ukrainian soldier carries grenade launchers amid a shootout with pro-Russia separatists inside the Donetsk airport, the site of fierce fighting between government troops and pro-Russia separatists since May. 

October 30, 2014 4:04 pm

Leaks in Ferguson, Mo., police shooting inquiry stir outcry

With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks.

October 22, 2014 5:38 pmLoading…
Hasbro in high spirits over new film

Hasbro in high spirits over new film

Hasbro Studios CEO Stephen Davis, holding a Transformer toy, is photographed among toys and family pictures in his office at their headquarters in Burbank, Calif.

October 21, 2014 3:44 pm
Abortion laws in South Dakota

Abortion laws in South Dakota

Dr. Carol Ball travels to Sioux Falls, S.D., from her Twin Cities home because no one in the state will do the procedure.

October 18, 2014 5:08 pm
Menounos moves, “Major” returning, Sweets’s story

Menounos moves, “Major” returning, Sweets’s story

Maria Menounos left “Extra” amid reports she wasn’t getting along with Mario Lopez.

October 10, 2014 5:51 pm
Caves home to parties and danger

Caves home to parties and danger

Andre Anderiasian, 18, from left, Gabrielle Isacson, 19, and Nadia Kulenovich, 19, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, carry sleeping bags after spending the night in one of three small caves.

September 27, 2014 6:05 pm

Angels rout Mariners to clinch playoff berth

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

September 15, 2014 5:54 pm
Ukrainian refugees flood into Russia

Ukrainian refugees flood into Russia

Tatiana Poludnitsina, left, fled from her home in Ukraine for a tent camp in Russia. She shares a tent with a family of four.

September 14, 2014 2:33 pm
Rice’s career may be over; NFL faces questions

Rice’s career may be over; NFL faces questions

The grainy images, without sound, show a man and a woman in an elevator.

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Theft of pickup tailgates on the rise

Theft of pickup tailgates on the rise

Arizona has the third highest rate of the thefts.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
USC vs Fresno State

USC vs Fresno State

USC quarterback Cody Kessler threw for four TDs and a career-best 394 yards in the Trojans’ 52-13 victory over Fresno State on Saturday, He missed practice Tuesday with a toe issue but expects to play against Stanford.

September 02, 2014 11:00 am
USC spring football

USC spring football

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian will face Fresno State in his debut today. Southern California routed the Bulldogs 45-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl to end last year.

August 29, 2014 5:05 pm
As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

Butcher Lou DeRosa, owner of Marconda’s Meats in Los Angeles, says he is selling more bacon than ever. Its price has risen at more than three times the rate of inflation since 2008.

August 26, 2014 4:09 pm
LA Unified School District’s $1 billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds

LA Unified School District’s $1 billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds

The internal draft said the effort suffered from a lack of transparency, but it didn’t accuse anyone of wrongdoing.

August 22, 2014 5:48 pmLoading…
NASA prepares for giant leap into privatized space travel

NASA prepares for giant leap into privatized space travel

The shuttle Endeavour was paraded through Los Angeles on its way to a museum in 2012. Since the fleet’s retirement, the U.S. has needed Russia to carry its astronauts into space.

August 21, 2014 7:00 pm
College textbook-shopping tips

College textbook-shopping tips

Students can rent, buy used, buy new or buy the digital version of textbooks. 

August 14, 2014 8:17 pm
In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt

In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt

Mia Barakat, from left, Sharifa Khalil, with daughter Alayna, and Shahnaz Osso discuss their fears about their relatives who are still living in Iraq.

August 14, 2014 4:33 pmLoading…
Tar-pit volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it

Tar-pit volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it

Volunteer Jack Schwellenbach displays the skull of a saber-toothed cat who was caught in the lethal sludge of Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits.

August 09, 2014 5:56 pm
La Brea a bottomless bonanza for volunteer fossil scrubbers

La Brea a bottomless bonanza for volunteer fossil scrubbers

“We are the first humans to see this stuff,” says one.

August 09, 2014 5:54 pm
Afghan presidential rivals agree to unity government

Afghan presidential rivals agree to unity government

Bitter rivals put on genial face during Kerry visit.

August 08, 2014 5:40 pmLoading…
FRIED CHICKEN

FRIED CHICKEN

2Buttermilk soaked adds a nice tan to pan-fried chicken. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

August 08, 2014 12:19 am
Study: Disrupted sleep impacts attention spans, mood swings

Study: Disrupted sleep impacts attention spans, mood swings

Interrupted sleep patterns often have an impact on performance the following day.

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Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension; Gaza death toll tops 1,000

Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension; Gaza death toll tops 1,000

At the start of a 12-hour cease-fire, people scoured the rubble of their homes in the Shajaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, looking for the dead and recovering belongings. The district has been a target of Israeli forces, who have destroyed parts with airstrikes and gunfire.

July 26, 2014 5:45 pm
USC spring football

USC spring football

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian talks with the media after the Trojans played their spring scrimmage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in April.

July 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Lake Mead

Lake Mead

Just how far the water has fallen in Lake Mead is demonstrated by marks left on the rocks in this April photo.

July 19, 2014 5:21 pm
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park last increased its entrance charge in 1997.

July 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Home builders feeling good about business

Home builders say business is finally looking up.

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Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows Pelagornis was largest flying bird

Sometimes finding a skeleton in a closet can be a good thing — if you’re a paleontologist. Meet Pelagornis sandersi, a giant bird with a wingspan 21 feet across — so wide that it could have been the size of a (very) small plane.

July 12, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…

Decision fit for a king: James 'coming home'

Four years ago, America’s most celebrated basketball player epitomized the selfish and ego-driven ills of the modern sports world when he used a televised spectacle to abandon his Midwestern hometown team and chase riches and glamour on a faraway beach.

July 11, 2014 7:56 pm

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