| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's been half a century since Paul Theroux showed up as a fresh-faced Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa. It's been 38 years since “The Great Railway Bazaar” made his name as a travel writer, and about 11 since he traveled overland...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Some 19 countries are represented this year in the International Emmy nominations, announced by the Intl. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at Mipcom Oct. 7.
The awards will be given out Nov. 25 in New York City along with special kudos to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Most Africans are now better governed than in 2000, but the pace of improvement has slowed, and many countries are experiencing setbacks in public safety and the rule of law, a group dedicated to improving leadership on the continent reported Monday....
| Oct 18, 2013
— Before the sun rose too high above the guard tower one recent morning, prisoner Juan Meneses finished his daily gardening routine, raced across campus and bounded into theology class 15 minutes late.
Meneses, 35, didn't have time to take his...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Angola's president Jose Eduardo dos Santos poised to retain power after 33 years at the helm: Angola's ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was set for victory in elections, which would mean a new presidential term for the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
One argument in favor of the Obama administration's decision to arm the Syrian rebels is that the move will help create incentives for the Syrian government to negotiate a deal at a planned peace conference in Geneva. It's no secret that the balance of...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Autoform Tool & Manufacturing, Inc. (ATM) announced plans Tuesday to expand its operations here, creating up to 95 new jobs by 2016.
The home-grown Hoosier company, which currently operates in nearby Fremont, Ind., plans to expand its current...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:35 PM
An Angola woman who admitted she pretended to have cancer will spend the next two months in jail.
A judge has also sentenced April Landis, 27, to pay $4,400 in restitution and to complete 200 hours of community service.
Landis pleaded guilty to...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:32 PM
The state Board of Public Works is expected to put 22 companies on notice Wednesday that they must show they are not investing in Iran's energy sector or be disqualified from doing business with the state.
The companies are the first to be targeted under...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:37 PM
A Louisiana woman is arrested for allegedly trying to bring her pot stash into prison. Strange as it seems, similar attempts have been made before....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:34 PM
“No Nails, No Lumber: The Bubble Houses of Wallace Neff” by Jeffrey Head centers on the orb-shaped buildings by one of L.A.’s most beloved architects....