| Jul 31, 2014
Shaved ice desserts are found all over the world and have been around for at least a couple of millennia. These can be differentiated from Italian ices, popular in Connecticut, in which the flavor is typically incorporated into the ice before it's frozen....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:49 AM
Malaysia reeled Friday from its second commercial air disaster this year as family members mourned passengers of a downed jetliner and investors sold off shares of a once-admired national carrier that has become a byword for calamity.
The crash of...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday.
The chikungunya case is...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Another glorious Golden State summer is upon us. San Joaquin Valley peaches are at their height and rolling in to farmers markets from Silver Lake to Mar Vista. Alice Waters' foragers are plucking Napa zucchini blossoms for the chefs at Berkeley's Chez...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Events in Ukraine are a continuing and increasingly dangerous prolongation of a Cold War supposedly called off at the meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Chairman Mikhail Gorbachev in January 1992.
These events may be read as driven by ideology...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When it comes to fighting government corruption, few Chinese leaders have had as ruthless a reputation as Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming Dynasty. After taking the throne in the 14th century, he embarked on a fierce cleanup campaign, executing tainted...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:30 AM
As Harford County and state health agencies track West Nile virus and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, such as chikungunya and dengue viruses, the Harford County Health Department cautions residents to take appropriate measures to reduce their...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe heads to Asia Wednesday for a four-day trade mission.
His press office was light on details, saying they'll come Wednesday. But the trip does include a visit with executives with Tranlin, the paper company that's supposed to build a...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Orange County now ranks as the third-largest Asian American population nationwide, with nearly 600,000 Asian Americans living in a county once defined by its dominantly white communities, a study to be released Tuesday shows.
In a boom decade running...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:52 AM
American counterterrorism practices that attack suspects from unmanned drones and expose the private communications of millions are opposed worldwide but haven't inflicted serious damage on the United States' image abroad, the Pew Research Center found in...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
SEOUL - The debut edition of the Mokpo Ocean Film Festival, an aquatic-themed film event, will kick off with "Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea," a U.S.-made documentary by Mary Lambert.
To be held for four days from July 31 to August 3, in the...