| Mar 20, 2013
This is the time of year when many events are happening. To make everything a bit more stressful, most people are hurriedly trying to gather all the records they need for their taxes. I feel sorry for all those involved with tax preparation. Few of them...
| Mar 22, 2013
Those of us of a certain age remember the Vietnam War. Many served in Vietnam or had brothers or sons who did.
Others, like me, came home from school and watched it on television every day on the news. Vietnam was the first war to come into the American...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Our government historically has armed soldiers with the technology necessary to succeed on the battlefield, enabling them to topple targets like Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Washington finally is recognizing the importance of technology on the home...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Rugs have been appearing on shoulders and wrists and backs, carried as colorful, one-of-a-kind purses and handbags. These modern carpetbags use kilim (flat weave), dhurries (hand-woven, vegetable-dyed cotton), suzani (embroidered cotton or silk) and...
| Jun 9, 2013
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The NSA's claim about how surveillance programs have thwarted terrorists ("Programs disrupted 50 plots, NSA says," June 19) warrants further scrutiny as does the claim by Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger that the leaker did "tremendous damage."
On the matter of...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A former USC professor was named Monday to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list after he was indicted for sex crimes against children abroad, FBI officials said.
Walter Lee Williams became the 500th person to make the FBI's top list, officials said....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:06 PM
USC is "fully cooperating" with federal authorities investigating an ex-professor accused of child sex crimes who was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, university officials said.
In a statement issued Tuesday, USC confirmed that Walter Lee Williams,...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Linda Beuret and her husband, Peter, traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia in January to sail on the Mekong River, which had been a dream of theirs.
"We were amazed at the Mekong River and all the people who live on the river without stepping on land," she...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Working as a night-life photographer had its perks, but Matthew Karsten was tired of life in South Florida. Looking at a friend's pictures from a trip through Southeast Asia, Karsten yearned for a bigger world. So he set out to discover it.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Three years after the United Nations grabbed headlines with the stunning announcement that more than 1 billion people could be going hungry across the globe, it now says hunger has actually dropped. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says hunger...