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  • Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'

    Alan Weisman on 'Countdown'
    In his best-selling "The World Without Us" (2007), the veteran journalist Alan Weisman painted a startling portrait of what might happen on Earth if human beings suddenly vanished from the planet. In Weisman's exhaustively researched vision of a...
  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...
  • Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover

    Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover
    A historic hotel in downtown Pasadena that served as sedate senior housing for decades is about to make a splashy comeback. The $60-million makeover of Hotel Constance reflects Pasadena's rising profile as an international travel destination. As part of...
  • Thailand Bans 'Tropico 5′ Computer Game

    HONG KONG - The Thai government confirmed Tuesday that it had banned popular computer game "Tropico 5." News of the ban first emerged on the Facebook page of the game's local distributor New Era Interactive Media. Confirmation came from the state-...
  • Pictures in the News | May 30, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Southern California, where SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled a cone-shaped spaceship that he hopes will one day ferry yo to seven astronauts and equipment to the International Space Station...
  • Pictures in the News | June 26, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, festival-goers gather ahead of this weekend's Glastonbury Festival of Music and Performing Arts on Worthy Farm in Somerset, southwest England. Bangkok, Thailand: Taitan, a  male Shih Tzu from Thailand, yawns while being...
  • Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses

    Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses
    Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday. Amnesty International said...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • What you don't know about Sriracha: 11 fun facts from a documentary

    What you don't know about Sriracha: 11 fun facts from a documentary
    Somewhere in the world, there is a Sriracha fan who has turned his beard into a bowl. It sags below his chin in the form of an elongated cup made of wiry brown hairs. He fills the beard bowl with ramen noodles. And before eating them with a pair of wooden...
  • Sriracha documentary: Everything you need to know about the fiery sauce in 30 minutes

    Sriracha documentary: Everything you need to know about the fiery sauce in 30 minutes
    Huy Fong Foods Sriracha has become a condiment king over the last 30 years, and Illinois filmmaker Griffin Hammond wants to make sure everyone knows why. Hammond, 28, is making a 30-minute short documentary devoted to the fiery sauce and Huy Fong...
  • Tiny Thaitanic big on flavor

    Tiny Thaitanic big on flavor
    Thaitanic Sushi is a little restaurant with a lot of heart, serving up not only top-notch sushi but elegant curries and tempura dishes. The simple menu embodies the best of Japanese and Thai fare. The kitchen doesn't take on too much but tackles just...