While the ability to track 'flash mob' lawbreakers on Twitter and other social media platforms offers a powerful, futuristic vision for policing, real-life police response has so far been more Sherlock Holmes and less Blade Runner.
08/22/2011 07:48 pm
With Nevin Shapiro’s allegations from behind bars that he lavished millions of dollars in goodies on University of Miami football player over eight years, in violation of NCAA rules, chatter intensified in print and online about whether Miami might suffer the worst punishment the NCAA can dish out. Unofficially known as the 'death penalty,' it eliminates the offending sports program from competition for one season (and sometimes more). It has been meted out to only five schools.
08/18/2011 06:28 pm
The decision by BART officials to cut cellphone service Thursday – denying train-riding protesters access to social media – raises deep legal questions, analysts say.
08/16/2011 08:05 pm
Every culture is the product of mixing and blending. That doesn't make multiculturalism comfortable, but without new ideas, music, and tastes, humanity would stagnate.
08/07/2011 01:45 pm
Sen. John McCain's disparaging comparison between tea-party politicians and the small contented creatures from 'Lord of the Rings' has brought scholars, Gandalf-like, to the rescue.
08/05/2011 06:52 pm
The Sarah Palin documentary 'The Undefeated' was never going to beat 'Harry Potter' at the box office. But at one theater in conservative Orange County, Calif., only the reviewer showed up.
07/16/2011 05:37 pm
Free Slurpee day marks the convenience store chain's 84th birthday. On free Slurpee day, or "7-Eleven Day," customers get 7.11 ounces of the frozen, carbonated, sugary treat for free.
07/11/2011 12:24 pm
Some companies even let you decide how much time off to take. The result is more productive workers, not less.
07/08/2011 03:20 pm
In deficit talks, Republicans insist on spending cuts, while Obama and Democrats want a 'balanced approach' that includes higher tax revenues. Political analysts say it's time for the president to make his case to the public.
06/29/2011 09:48 am
Bankruptcy filing by Dodgers owner Frank McCourt throws a curveball at Major League Baseball. But sports analysts say the move only delays the inevitable: MLB will find a new owner.
06/27/2011 04:08 pm