| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:40 PM
A possible deal for USC to acquire or enter into an affiliation with the biomedical powerhouse Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla has collapsed and talks have been formally canceled, officials said Thursday.
According to statements from both...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:50 AM
BEIJING China reacted brusquely Wednesday to a vote in the U.S. Congress that approved renaming a street outside the Chinese embassy in Washington after China's most famous political prisoner.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, labeled as...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Secretary of State John Kerry recently floated a mind-numbing idea: to help turn back ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group that has seized control of more than a third of Iraq, the U.S. could enter a cooperative arrangement with the mullahs of...
| Jun 22, 2014
Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. And in November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they support raising the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...
| Jun 20, 2014
With the Obama administration using federal muscle to tell the Washington Redskins it's time to change that unacceptable name of theirs, let me make one thing perfectly clear.
We probably should help the Redskins pick a new one.
And let's do it...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:50 AM
It's rare now to find someone who has worked at one workplace his or her entire career. But Harvey R. Gold, an executive director of Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, did just that.
He said he wouldn't have it any other way.
"I gave it...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Alex Fong, 49, is a physicist and president of the Florida Photonics Cluster, an industry advocacy group in Orlando. He is an executive with the Orlando unit of Gooch and Housego PLC, a company based in Great Britain. Fong received an MBA degree from...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:12 AM
When Stephen Gaskin took a good, hard look in the early 1970s at the San Francisco he loved, he knew he couldn't stay.
"It was going decadent," he said years later. "We started seeing guys in long dark overcoats and brimmed hats who were heroin people....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Be careful what you wish for. Regarding the June 29 story "Could Lobsters Out, Blue Crabs In" [Page 1], there will be only momentary winners with climate change. Climate change will move far too quickly for any species to adapt.
Rather than looking...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
He was a soldier, a boxer, a hunter, a fisherman, a drinker, a father and the writer of
words and stories that aimed to be, above all else, true and honest and pure.
He also knew how to make one hell of a hamburger.
Ernest Hemingway would have...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...