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  • Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales

    Boycott Hobby Lobby? Sure, but only if you want to increase its sales
    You could have seen this coming a mile away. “Counter the leftist hate,” someone named Marji Wojack tweeted earlier this week. “Join me in Hobby Lobby Love Day-Thursday, July 3.” Those who support Monday’s Supreme Court...
  • Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

    Review: 'Tambora' by Gillen D'Arcy Wood
    In Ireland, families huddled together and died by the thousands, killed by typhus and starvation. In the agriculturally rich province of Yunnan, China, some parents sold children for a mouthful of rice. In the delta of the Bay of Bengal, cholera killed...
  • RELATED STORY: Chinese vessel sinks Vietnamese fishing boat, raising tensions

    A Chinese ship rammed and sank a wooden Vietnamese fishing boat near a Chinese-operated oil drill in disputed South China Sea waters, Vietnamese state media said Tuesday. Although there were no severe injuries reported, the incident was the most serious...
  • Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014

    Anthony Guptaitis Jr., decorated Vietnam vet, 1949-2014
    During the Vietnam War, while carrying out an assignment as a helicopter door-gunner and crew chief in the Navy's Helicopter Attack Squadron (Light) 3 support of river patrol boats and Navy SEALs along the Mekong River, Anthony Guptaitis Jr. and his...
  • In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

    In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam
    A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
  • Can Obama pull a Nixon with the Iraq crisis?

    For the United States, the Iraq war ranks as the most consequential foreign policy failure since Vietnam. In neither instance did U.S. forces succumb to outright defeat, of course. In both, with victory proving elusive, Americans wearied of the fight...
  • 2 plead guilty in scheme to smuggle endangered Asian fish to U.S.

    2 plead guilty in scheme to smuggle endangered Asian fish to U.S.
    Two men have been put on probation and ordered to pay fines after pleading guilty in San Diego federal court to a scheme to smuggle endangered Asian fish into the U.S. for sale. Michael Loo of San Diego was sentenced to three years' probation and a $1,...
  • William J. Coughlin dies at 91; former L.A. Times foreign correspondent

    William J. Coughlin dies at 91; former L.A. Times foreign correspondent
    Veteran journalist William J. Coughlin, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who as editor of a small North Carolina newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 1990, died Thursday at a hospice facility in Bolivia, N.C. He was 91....
  • Star Chinese Movies at 20: Movie Channel has Evolved With Asian Market

    Star Chinese Movies was launched in Taiwan in 1994 by regional pay-TV pioneer Satellite Television Asian Region (Star Television), which only a couple of years earlier had been bought by News Corp. from Hong Kong telecom giant PCCW. The choice of...
  • Going alone, but not lonely

    Going alone, but not lonely
    My recent column on the joys of traveling alone launched a steady flow of email from readers who shared their own stories of solo travel. Far more was submitted than can fit here, but this is a sampling. Submissions were edited for space. I went alone...
  • CANNES: Chinese 'The Great Hypnotist' Sells Strongly for Fortissimo

    Fortissimo has conjured up a raft of sales for Chinese hit "The Great Hypnotist." The Wanda Media-backed pic, which has grossed $35 million in China, was picked up by Golden Scene for Hong Kong to release in mid-June; Clover Films for Singapore and...