| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant.
There's a new player hoping to fill that spot:...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The 2011 Fukushima disaster spelled doom for the region's horses, ordered to slaughter after they were exposed to radiation. But in a new documentary, one stubborn rancher resists...
Horses are part of a thousand-year tradition at Fukushima, the...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:05 PM
First it was receivers Nelson Agholor and Darreus Rogers.
Now it is tight ends Xavier Grimble and Randall Telfer, and fullbacks Soma Vainuku and Jahleel Pinner.
With All-American receiver Marqise Lee struggling through injuries that limited him or...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Javorius Allen, who emerged as USC's top tailback midway through the season, was announced as the Trojans' most valuable player at the annual football awards banquet Friday night.
Allen, a third-year sophomore, rushed for 699 yards and scored 13...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Nearly three years ago, the Illinois medical board received a letter urging the agency to investigate a Chicago doctor who tried and failed to intubate a 52-year-old woman after giving her anesthesia that stopped her breathing.
The letter detailed not...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:01 PM
USC returns to the Las Vegas Bowl for the first time since 2001 with hopes of defeating Fresno State and ending its tumultuous season with 10 victories. Staff writer Gary Klein examines the story lines:
USC quarterback Cody Kessler...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler.
But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Set in a futuristic Japan where zombies are domesticated as house pets and servants, genre auteur Sabu's "Miss Zombie" is a deadpan social satire, an ode to motherhood, and a self-consciously grungy homage to classic silent horror-thrillers. Depicting a...
| Nov 10, 2013
The first volume of actress Anjelica Huston's memoirs, “A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York,” is a niche book distinguished by above-average prose. Its breeziness will register as a virtue to anyone who's had to...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
All the usual good-game indicators went out the window for California at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Golden Bears ran nearly 100 plays without a turnover, had 483 total yards, and held a time-of-possession edge over USC of more than 11 minutes....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Stanford is one of the most physical teams in college football, boasting a deep and stout offensive line and an aggressive defensive front.
So USC players are eager to prove they can go toe to toe with the fifth-ranked Cardinal in Saturday's Pac-12...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Big call by interim Coach Ed Orgeron. Big catch by hobbled Marqise Lee. Huge field goal by much-maligned USC kicker Andre Heidari.
All of that in the final seconds, before a sellout crowd of 93,607 at the Coliseum, equaled a 20-17 victory for USC over...