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'Nightmare Waiting to Happen': Quake Experts Gathered in Nepal a Week Ago

Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.<p>Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get that poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a …

The Times' high school baseball rankings

A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland:<p><b>Rk. School (W-L) Comment (last week's ranking)</b><p>1. JSERRA (6-0) Lions head to North Carolina. (1)<p>2. SAN CLEMENTE (8-0) Pitcher Kolby Allard will be sidelined until May. (3)<p>3. DANA HILLS (11-1) Catcher David Clawson is eligible on April …

MLB news, injuries, rumors roundup for March 22

Kris Bryant goes to left field; Hyun-Jin Ryu looks for answers to his shoulder discomfort; Jhoulys Chacin released; John Dowd warns MLB to keep Pete …

Afghans demand justice for Farkhunda wrongly accused of burning the Koran and killed by mob

Protesters want justice for the Afghan scholar brutally killed as police say 13 policemen suspended amid allegations they did nothing to stop the attack<p>Hundreds of <b>Afghans</b> have protested in Kabul to demand justice for a <b>woman who was killed by a mob</b> outside one of the capital's most famous mosques<p>The …

Mob beats woman to death for burning the Koran in Afghanistan

Group of hundreds punched, kicked and stoned victim for allegedly burning pages of Islam's holy book, but her parents say she suffers from mental illness<p>A mob in the Afghan capital killed a woman, set her body on fire and threw it into a muddy river in the heart of Kabul on Thursday, a police …

Extremism

The Week in Review: Measles Spreads, Vaccination Debate Continues

More than 100 people across 14 U.S. states have contracted measles this year as part of an outbreak that began after a December flare-up at …

Public Health

US police catch teenage fugitives in Florida

<b>Florida police have caught a teenage couple who have been on the run for two weeks across the southeastern US.</b><p>Thirteen-year-old Cheyenne Philips and her 18-year-old boyfriend Dalton Hayes were arrested in the early hours of Sunday in Panama City Beach.<p>The two teenagers are facing charges including …

Crime

MLK's Effect on Today's Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Civil Rights

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ