By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2014 7:02 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by one's peers.
It appears smelt are returning to the Columbia River and some tributaries in big numbers for a second straight winter, with sea lions gorging on the silvery fish Monday in the North Fork of the Lewis River.
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2014 6:56 p.m.
Fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden made a rare video appearance Monday at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, condemning mass government surveillance and urging members of the tech-savvy audience to take action against it.
By JIM HEINTZ and MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press
March 10, 2014 6:54 p.m.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Russia said Monday it is drafting counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the new Western-backed government as an unacceptable "fait accompli" and claiming that Russian-leaning parts of the country have been plunged into lawlessness.
A former longshore worker accused of sabotaging operations at a Vancouver grain export terminal during a labor dispute in December 2012 is seeking to seal a variety of court records in a related civil lawsuit against him.
By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2014 6:14 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban threatened to attack next month's presidential election in Afghanistan, calling on its followers "to use all force" in targeting poll workers and political activists and to disrupt balloting.
By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg News
March 10, 2014 3:59 p.m.
CHICAGO — McDonald's Corp., the world's largest restaurant chain, said sales at stores open at least 13 months fell 0.3 percent in February as its U.S. business slumped for the fourth straight month amid harsh weather.