| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Ai Weiwei marked a year on Thursday since he was released from imprisonment, saying that he is still forbidden from traveling abroad and continues to face pressure from the Chinese government. The outspoken artist was placed in secret detention last...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:47 PM
With high temperatures soaring above 90 degrees across the Baltimore region in recent weeks, it wouldn't be surprising to see high school students relaxing in their air-conditioned homes for the entire summer, playing video games and other indoor...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Insurers face claims of almost $2 billion from fires, hail and thunderstorms that hit parts of the United States last month, broker Aon Benfield said, though the impact of natural catastrophes so far in 2012 remains well below last year.
| Apr 13, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa at the 2012 YOUTH EXPO EXPERIENCE EWE ROCK!
Ewe Rock! Come sow your oats and kick up your heels at Youth Expo 2012 located at the OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa. Centered around the Centennial Farm and Garden,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Hong Kong residents experienced the effects of an earthquake nearby. Meanwhile, the Internet is coldly ignoring Baltimore's lack of an NBA team today, heartlessly blabbing on about the league's just-passed trade deadline. Welcome to your online trends...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In November, Elton John angered Chinese officials when he dedicated a Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei. The outspoken artist, whose online activism has gotten him into trouble with police numerous times, has apparently returned the favor by creating an online...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages.
Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week.
China’s economy, coming off a period of...
| Dec 25, 2012
I¿lost a personal and sentimental treasure this summer during the so-called earthquake swarms epicentered near where I live in Brawley.
It was a small, deep green and blue-footed carnival glass candy dish with a little lid. I kept it on a shelf with some...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
MENLO PARK — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world's Internet population.
Now it's going after the rest.
Facebook wants to reach every single person on the Internet whether they are logging on from a laptop in Santa...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Connecticut is experiencing a Japanese renaissance. That's easy to see in greater Hartford, where a Hibachi restaurant just moved into Prospect Plaza, Umi in Blue Back Square has brought conveyor belt sushi to the region, and the line at Ichiban was...