September 12, 2013 |
Women make up a bigger share of arrests for driving under the influence than they did decades ago, but little attention has been paid to how to halt or handle the trend, according to a report released Thursday. Federal statistics showed that women constituted nearly a quarter of DUI arrests across the United States in recent years. In 1980, the number was just 9.3%, but the percentage has risen almost every year for three decades, according to data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
July 27, 2013 |
As the clock ticks toward Wednesday's nonwaiver trade deadline, Times staff writer Kevin Baxter examines where the 30 major league teams stand. (Statistics through Friday. Last week's rankings in parentheses): LET'S MAKE A DEAL 1. TAMPA BAY | Rays GM says he doesn't have any "glaring" holes to plug (3) 2. ST. LOUIS | Unlikely to be active, althoughWhite Sox SS Ramirez is an option (1) 3. DODGERS | Team went shopping early, adding Ricky Nolasco on July 6 (13) 4. OAKLAND | If A's make a deal it will probably be for a starter or maybe a second baseman (4)
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July 23, 2013 |
Unemployment among recent veterans has fallen sharply and now is the same as for the rest of the U.S. population, hovering just above 7%, new federal statistics show. The figures suggest that a vexing and stubborn trend of higher joblessness among veterans who left the military after September 2001 has been reversed. It now appears that veterans are being hired at a faster rate than non-veterans. Advocates credited a variety of public and private efforts, including major U.S. corporations beginning to make good on pledges to hire hundreds of thousands of veterans, federal tax incentives for employers and allowances for veterans to receive professional licenses based on their military training.
July 18, 2013 |
In the third year of fighting that has claimed close to 100,000 lives, the children of Syria are suffering unspeakable horrors and growing up illiterate and angry. That was the warning delivered Thursday by the United Nations' special representative for children and armed conflict. Leila Zerrougui, in Beirut after a three-day visit to Syria's grim refugee camps and shattered communities, told U.N. colleagues and journalists that the normal pursuits of childhood - school, play and family life - have become casualties of the fighting between rebels and the forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.
May 24, 2013 |
The latest sales numbers from the nation's Multiple Listing Services are in, and housing is looking good. As of May 1, only nine of the 100 core-based statistical areas (CBSAs) with more than 500 sales in the previous three months saw prices decline. The other 91 booked higher prices - some quite significantly higher. According to data supplied by Pro Teck Valuation Services of Waltham, Mass., the average median price of the 100 most active CBSAs was up almost 12% from the same period a year earlier.
May 21, 2013 |
Although there's still a great deal to be learned about the scandals and controversies swirling around the White House like so many ominous dorsal fins in the surf, the nature of President Obama's bind is becoming clear. The best defenses of his administration require undermining the rationale for his presidency. "We're portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots. It's actually closer to us being idiots. " So far, this is the administration's best defense. It was offered to CBS' Sharyl Attkisson by an anonymous aide involved in the White House's disastrous response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.