| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is making contingency plans to use air bases in Central Asia to conduct drone missile attacks in northwest Pakistan in case the White House is forced to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan at the end of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:56 PM
On a honeymoon trip to Southern California in 1974, Yang-ho Cho and his new bride drove into downtown Los Angeles only to get lost among the dark, empty industrial buildings and shuttered shops.
Cho remembers he could find no one on the streets to ask...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Don’t be quick to blame Internet commerce for the invasion of the Turkestan cockroaches in the Southwest. The insects are more likely the result of U.S. military entanglements in the Middle East and Central Asia, according to UC Riverside...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:48 AM
MOSCOW -- Thousands of right-wing nationalists marched in cities and towns throughout Russia on Monday, demanding the eviction of migrants, as the nation observed the day officially designated as National Unity Day.
In Moscow, about 8,500 people marched...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A class-action lawsuit claiming damages against Greg Mortenson over "Three Cups of Tea" was rejected Wednesday by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court judges upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss the case.
The plaintiffs were...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:41 AM
What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common?
The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world.
Ondar was a master of...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born.
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Maggi Uhland was happy on Tuesday that she decided to pursue German at South Carroll High School.
"It is a lot easier than Spanish and a lot more fun," the 14-year-old freshman said, of the language. "And we can choose to come here."
Uhland was one of...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:03 AM
Tuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....