| Apr 20, 2005
With the election of a new pope yesterday, the networks once again interrupted regular programming to join the all-news cable channels for continuous live coverage from the Vatican. Instantly, tens of millions of screens in homes and offices around the...
| Jul 8, 2001
Dr. Solbert Permutt is a giant in the world of lung research, a gregarious, outspoken 76-year- old professor with the enthusiasm of a teen-ager, a flamboyant taste for large bow ties and a history of teaching generations of doctors at Johns Hopkins...
| Mar 22, 2005
At any one time, up to 35,000 Americans - up to 10,000 of them children - are in a persistent vegetative state similar to that of Terri Schiavo, medical experts said yesterday.
Every week, scores of families across the country must make the wrenching...
| Jun 18, 2006
It was a pleasant, late-March evening on the Duke campus and the tulips were blooming near the neo-Gothic chapel. But university president Richard Brodhead could hardly enjoy the night air.
As Brodhead, a silver-haired scholar of 19th-century American...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Midori, the renowned Japanese American violinist who shot to international fame as a child prodigy and grew up in the eyes of the public, is expecting a child of her own. A representative for Midori confirmed the musician's pregnancy, saying that she is...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:17 PM
The Scripps Research Institute is considering a partnership with the University of Southern California, but Scripps' president says the arrangement wouldn't jeopardize the Jupiter campus.
"Any agreement with USC would maintain Scripps's unique...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tens of thousands of Americans are waiting for a kidney transplant. The gap between the demand for donated kidneys and the supply creates a situation that free-market cheerleaders can't bear to leave alone: People have two kidneys, so why not end our...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Andres Ramos won his first race for public office when he was still a senior at USC in 2007, making the then-22-year-old among the youngest elected officials in California.
But shortly after securing a seat on the Compton Community College District...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:56 PM
USC officials are attributing a drop in property crimes at the university to security measures put in place following an on-campus Halloween night shooting that left four teenagers wounded two years ago.
The biggest factor in the reduction, officials...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Four months after winning the Super Bowl, Pete Carroll is already back in high-gear, post-NFL-draft mode, chasing another title. But he always makes time to defend USC.
The Seattle Seahawks' rout of the Denver Broncos in February made Carroll only the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:21 PM
USC, as of Tuesday, is officially free.
Its NCAA probation period, the final vestige of penalties that were among the most severe in college sports history, will be complete.
“It's been a long four years,” Athletic Director Pat Haden said....
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Pat Haden replaced Mike Garrett as USC's athletic director in August 2010, two months after the NCAA sanctioned USC for "lack of institutional control." Reporter Gary Klein recently met with Haden to talk about the last four years and the future.