| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:21 PM
At 10:17 a.m. Thursday, students at Rosemont Elementary School in Echo Park jumped under their desks as a simulated earthquake drill ensued and they followed firefighters' orders to drop, cover and hold on.
Some of the students had fake injuries --...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a decade of delays, a $100-million real estate development in the heart of Chinatown is getting underway as the changing neighborhood catches a wave of investment sweeping through downtown Los Angeles.
Work began this month on the Blossom Plaza...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:59 AM
A group of alleged marijuana growers are expected to be charged Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
After a two-month operation, sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday served search warrants at four locations...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:08 PM
World War II lingers for Russia and Japan. Nearly 68 years after the fighting ended, the two Asian powers have yet to sign a peace treaty.
That could change now that the leaders of both countries have solid nationalist credentials and could pull off...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages.
Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:37 PM
By John P. Huston,Tribune reporter
Scott Beck's brain isn't the only instrument he uses to help him excel at math and science.
Beck, a Highland Park High School senior, turns to the French horn to "kind of keep me balanced and keep me...
| Apr 3, 2013
Generosity increased dramatically, albeit temporarily, among a group of 9-year-olds but declined among 6-year-olds soon after a major 2008 earthquake in China, according to an international team of researchers that included a University of Chicago...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week.
China’s economy, coming off a period of...
| Nov 17, 2012
"If I were a horse, someone would shoot me out of compassion," I said to no one in particular. I was lying on the living room floor seeking relief from an aching back. Two months earlier, clear air turbulence had nearly ended my career as an L.A.-based...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Cleaning crews have nearly finished removing green paint splashed on several national landmarks, and a 58-year-old woman arrested in one incident is also suspected in the others, police said.
The landmarks included the Lincoln...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A Norwegian interior designer who said she was raped by a Sudanese colleague during a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai earlier this year has been “pardoned” from her conviction and 16-month sentence for extramarital sex,...