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Laos

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  • As Clinton visits, old U.S. bombs continue to kill, maim in Laos

     
    As Hillary Clinton made the first trip to Laos by a U.S. Secretary of State in nearly six decades, activists urged the U.S. to step up its spending to clear the vast stretches of Lao land still littered with unexploded American bombs left over from its...
  • Clinton comments on human rights blocked in China, group says

     
    The Chinese equivalent of Twitter has blocked remarks from Hillary Clinton that implicitly swiped at human rights abuses in China, according to a Hong Kong group that monitors Chinese media....
  • Counterpane quilts: L.A. artist goes improvisational

     
    Los Angeles artist Pauline Boyd creates her Counterpane quilts by hand in her Silver Lake studio....
  • Joel Brinkley: Food security still a major issue in Southeast Asia

    LUANG PRABANG, Laos -- Travel through Southeast Asia, and wherever you go you'll find statues of Buddha -- meditating, cogitating, calling for peace or for rain. The multiple poses are varied, and each one has its own meaning. But only one pose shows the...
  • U.S. Customs dog sniffs out opium in boxes of 'traditional medicine'

    U.S. Customs dog sniffs out opium in boxes of 'traditional medicine'
    A drug-sniffing dog helped federal officers find more than 30 pounds of opium-soaked cloth and wood chips in four packages from Laos Monday, according to U.S. Customs officials. The dog, Shadow, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois with U.S. Customs and...
  • Take me to the River

    Take me to the River
    John Kunkel is no ordinary restaurateur. He built Lime Fresh Mexican Grill from a stand-alone spot in South Beach to a small chain that last year he sold to Applebee's for a reported $24 million. In 2011, he opened Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, where...
  • Vang Pao dies at 81; exiled Hmong general

    Vang Pao dies at 81; exiled Hmong general
    Gen. Vang Pao, the controversial but revered Hmong leader who was a key ally to the United States during the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Clovis, Calif. He was 81. Vang Pao was admitted to a hospital for pneumonia Dec. 26 shortly after his traditional...
  • Culinary SOS: Thai green chicken curry from a San Luis Obispo restaurant

    Culinary SOS: Thai green chicken curry from a San Luis Obispo restaurant
    Dear SOS: Recently my best childhood friend treated me to a creekside birthday dinner at beautiful Novo Restaurant in San Luis Obispo. We both had the Thai green chicken curry, and it was absolutely incredible. I tried an online recipe that was good but...
  • Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life

    Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life
    Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs. Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
  • The Find: Tom Yum Koong

    The Find: Tom Yum Koong
    Thatched baskets of sticky rice arrive alongside tart pork sausages still sputtering from the pan. Papaya salad follows, the strands of green, unripened fruit stained a murky brown from fermented blue crab paste. At Tom Yum Koong in Westminster, among the...
  • Tours & cruises

    MEXICO Rockin' on water Sixthman's "VH1 Best Cruise Ever" aboard the Carnival Inspiration will feature a lineup that includes headliners Colbie Caillat, Train and Lifehouse. The itinerary also includes an eight-hour port call in Cozumel. Itinerary:...