| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Three of the four people killed Thursday by a woman at a Northern California Indian tribe headquarters were her relatives, law enforcement said Friday.
Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter said Cherie Lash Rhoades, a former chairwoman of the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:46 PM
HOUSTON — A Texas man was released on $50,000 bondá Tuesday in El Paso, nearly 20 years after he was imprisoned for a pair of fatal drive-by shootings he insists he did not commit.
Prosecutors were deciding whether to retry Daniel Villegas, 36,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet.
The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:03 PM
So far, only this awful truth is clear: Jenni Rivera, one of the most celebrated artists in the Latin world, died when her private jet effectively stopped in midair. The plane plummeted nose-first, 28,000 feet in 30 seconds, leaving its......
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:02 PM
It was a magnificent beast when it washed ashore under the bluffs in Malibu: A 40-foot fin whale, a male, dark gray on top, a rich cream below that glistened in the surf and sun. “It was sad to see......
| Jul 14, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Three weeks from tonight, an amiable, whip-smart engineer named Ray Baker will be staring into his computer screen at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, hopeful and helpless — or, as he puts it, "sweating blood."
The night will have been 10 years and...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:51 PM
A dust storm on Mars and a minor wobble in the spacecraft's trajectory have given scientists something to think about, but leaders of NASA'sCuriosity mission said Thursday that they are on track for a Sunday landing — the delivery of the largest and...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Curiosity has begun a series of steps to ready itself to land on Mars, engineers said Saturday afternoon.
The NASA rover, which has been cruising toward Mars for eight months, starting a sequence of automated steps about 3 p.m. PDT in anticipation of its...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 12:33 PM
With Curiosity still on a near-perfect course for a Sunday night landing on Mars, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca˝ada Flintridge said Sunday morning that they had passed up a final opportunity to correct the spacecraft’s...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 6:52 PM
For a group of people who claim that their job requires them to be the opposite of superstitious, there were a lot of traditions flying around Sunday among the engineers who were attempting to deposit theáCuriosity roveráonáMars.
For years, mission...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Two top space officials pledged Sunday afternoon to continue the exploration of Mars in years to come – regardless of whether NASA’sáCuriosity roverásurvives its dramatic landing later tonight.
“We are committed to a Mars exploration...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Did Curiosity capture the galactic equivalent of the Zapruder film when it landed on Mars?
Seconds after the NASA robot's landing Sunday night, Curiosity managed to squeeze off a handful of fuzzy, black-and-white photographs. One, taken with a device...