| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
An ordinance targeting maternity hotels is not necessary, since the facilities are illegal under existing law, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning said in a report.
Since February, a task force convened by the county Board of...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Artist Gary Baseman has arrived at the Skirball Cultural Center with a brightly colored throw pillow under his arm and a determined look on his face.
After greeting security guards and the few visitors browsing his sprawling retrospective exhibition...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Feng Xiaogang, the prolific Chinese director whose "Back to 1942" is China's submission for the foreign language Oscar this season, left his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. He's the first Chinese film director to have his...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:27 AM
BEIJING – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in northwest China killed at least 75 people and left more than 600 injured Monday, and heavy rains were impeding rescue efforts in some towns, state-run media reported.
Some 3,000 soldiers, firefighters and...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:55 AM
BEIJING – With public sympathy mounting for a disabled man who allegedly set off a homemade explosive at Beijing's international airport, Chinese authorities say they will reexamine his complaints about being inadequately compensated after low-level...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A Norwegian interior designer who said she was raped by a Sudanese colleague during a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai earlier this year has been “pardoned” from her conviction and 16-month sentence for extramarital sex,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines' central islands on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground or take refuge in storm shelters.
Haiyan, a category-5...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:04 AM
BEIJING -- Stung by criticism that it was playing politics with disaster, the Chinese government said it was contributing money and aid worth $1.64 million to typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Beijing has come under fire at home and abroad for...
| Jul 23, 2013
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News: —A team in a virtual studio at Digital Domain in Playa Vista demonstrates the use of a virtual camera to record action that will be used to create video games. Local visual effects companies are enjoying a surge in...
| Aug 21, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Maryland, where Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison, ending a summer-long court-martial in which he was convicted of espionage for leaking a vast trove of classified U.S....