Archive for January 19th, 2014

Mars Or Bust: Putting humans on the red planet

Environment & Science | | January 19 2014, 3:55 PM

Some of the earliest science fiction imagined voyages to Mars. We now have the space-faring technology to make reaching the Red Planet possible.

New Calif. law squeezes recyclable collectors

Local | | January 19 2014, 3:46 PM

A new California law that tightens the state's recycling redemption rules is squeezing people who cash in bottles and plastic to get by.

'Ride Along' rolls into No. 1 spot at box office

Arts & Entertainment | | January 19 2014, 3:31 PM

The Universal buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Ukraine protests turn into fiery street battles

US & World | | January 19 2014, 3:18 PM

Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital escalated into fiery street battles with police Sunday as thousands of demonstrators hurled rocks and firebombs to set police vehicles ablaze. Dozens of officers and protesters were injured.

Western scientists look to Chinese medicine for fresh leads

Health | | January 19 2014, 2:53 PM

Some scientists say traditional remedies might help them crack diseases like cancer. Some notable successes include a treatment for a form of leukemia and an anti-malaria medicine that has become the gold standard.

5 arrested in Santa Monica Pier fishermen stabbing melee

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2014, 2:48 PM

Five people have been arrested after an argument between fisherman and a group of passersby at the Santa Monica Pier led to a fight and stabbing.

Obama: Marijuana is not 'more dangerous than alcohol'

US & World | | January 19 2014, 2:06 PM

The president told "TheNew Yorker" magazine that he thinks it's a "bad idea" but is not more dangerous than alcohol to the "individual consumer."

'Betray me and you're dead': How loyalty leached out of politics

Politics | | January 19 2014, 12:56 PM

Several recent episodes — Chris Christie's bridge scandal, Robert Gates' memoir and Hillary Clinton's "hit list" — have illustrated the limits of political loyalty.

At least 13 arrested in Fullerton after Kelly Thomas protest

Local | | January 19 2014, 12:40 PM

Officers dispersed the protest over the death of Kelly Thomas, after a TV videographer was attacked.

Suspect arrested in fatal attack on Metro Red Line

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2014, 11:16 AM

Sheriff's officials say they've arrested a suspect in last week's stabbing murder of a man aboard the Metro Red Line.

New York's medical marijuana experiment begins with caution

Health | | January 19 2014, 10:28 AM

Critics wonder how Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get the marijuana and why hospitals — which must abide by federal law — would want to participate.

Highland teen armed with hammer shot by deputies

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2014, 10:11 AM

San Bernardino Sheriff's deputies shot and critically injured a 16-year-old after he allegedly attacked officers with a hammer Saturday night.

Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

Crime & Justice | | January 19 2014, 9:39 AM

Former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Colby Fire: Crews up containment overnight

Local | | January 19 2014, 9:25 AM

As of Sunday morning, they were able to contain 78 percent of the fire. Residents of the evacuated Mountain Cove neighborhood were able to return home.

Cooking With Conifers: An evergreen trick that's newly hip

Arts & Entertainment | | January 19 2014, 8:34 AM

American chefs from coast to coast are using evergreens to develop unique flavors in dishes from white fir and sorrel broth to pine needle vinegar to smoked mussels.

3 years after uprisings, Arab states take different paths

US & World | | January 19 2014, 8:30 AM

Tunisians were celebrating this week. Egyptians were voting on a new constitution. Syrians are hoping peace talks can end their civil war.

Greening - and feeding - South LA, with free fruit trees

Health | | January 19 2014, 6:00 AM

About 400 people took home free apple, apricot, nectarine and peach trees Saturday to plant in their yards. Organizers say finding a place to plant them may be hard.

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