| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Don’t be quick to blame Internet commerce for the invasion of the Turkestan cockroaches in the Southwest. The insects are more likely the result of U.S. military entanglements in the Middle East and Central Asia, according to UC Riverside...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:56 PM
On a honeymoon trip to Southern California in 1974, Yang-ho Cho and his new bride drove into downtown Los Angeles only to get lost among the dark, empty industrial buildings and shuttered shops.
Cho remembers he could find no one on the streets to ask...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A class-action lawsuit claiming damages against Greg Mortenson over "Three Cups of Tea" was rejected Wednesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court judges upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss the case.
The plaintiffs were...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:48 AM
MOSCOW -- Thousands of right-wing nationalists marched in cities and towns throughout Russia on Monday, demanding the eviction of migrants, as the nation observed the day officially designated as National Unity Day.
In Moscow, about 8,500 people marched...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born.
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Tuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Maggi Uhland was happy on Tuesday that she decided to pursue German at South Carroll High School.
"It is a lot easier than Spanish and a lot more fun," the 14-year-old freshman said, of the language. "And we can choose to come here."
Uhland was one of...
| Sep 26, 2010
A World Without Islam
Little, Brown: 336 pp., $25.99
One of the sadder consequences of the near decade of war and violence that has followed the attacks of 9/11 is that so many people are convinced that we are in a clash of...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Pasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 seasons. A series of guest conductors will lead the concerts at the Ambassador Auditorium....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A lawsuit over the charity founded by Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," has been settled....