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  • 'Jesus' Wife' papyrus a forgery? You're a sexist!

    As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
  • La Cañada resident challenges Mike Gatto for Assembly seat

    La Cañada resident challenges Mike Gatto for Assembly seat
    Across the nation, pollsters are identifying key races to watch in the June 3 primary. Odds are, they aren’t looking too closely at California’s 43rd Assembly District. That’s where incumbent Rep. Mike Gatto (D- Silver Lake) is...
  • 'Fed Up' documentary lays blame for American obesity on food industry

    'Fed Up' documentary lays blame for American obesity on food industry
    In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...
  • Top Newport students, teachers are honored

    Top Newport students, teachers are honored
    Newport Beach's top-performing high school students were honored at a celebration Wednesday evening for their exemplary academic achievements. Thirty students from Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar high schools and Sage Hill School, dressed in their...
  • On Asia tour, Obama sees traces of his late mother's work

    President Obama sat down here this week with the American director of the Asian Development Bank to review the work product of a contractor who had delivered business financing and leadership training to poor women in Southeast Asia. The papers showed...
  • Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball

    Weekend preview: Beauty more than skin deep at Model Beach Volleyball
    Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t miss many slam dunks. Nana Meriwether is a slam dunk, and Shaq missed it. Meriwether, who will travel from her home in New York to take part in the fifth annual Wild Fox Model Beach...
  • Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea.

     Hire like Google? For most companies, that's a bad idea.
    Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....
  • First-born kids do better in school (and face more intense parental oversight), study finds

    First-born kids do better in school (and face more intense parental oversight), study finds
    The first-born kids in a family do better in school than their siblings who follow, perhaps in part because they face more intense monitoring and rules, a new study finds. Parents tend to limit TV watching, for example, and monitor homework more with "...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Defining the subtleties of grief

    Defining the subtleties of grief
    In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
  • College football players have right to form a union, NLRB rules

    Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in...
  • Paul Kwilecki photo exhibit opens at Crealde

     Paul Kwilecki photo exhibit opens at Crealde
    The Crealde School of Art in Winter Park is opening an exhibit by documentary photographer Paul Kwilecki. "While Paul ranks among the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century, he is also one of the least well-known," says Tom Rankin,...