| Oct 26, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Like many college graduates, 23-year-old Kevin Schmidt took a trip after he completed his studies at UCLA this summer. But Schmidt, a 2007 La Cañada High School graduate, wasn’t on vacation. He was working to improve education and HIV/AIDS...
| Jul 31, 2011
Reporting from Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
Griddle-hot deserts, time-forsaken ghost towns, prismatic canyons and endless ribbons of lonely highway: There's nothing quite like a road trip across the Southwest to get the gasoline pumping in an...
| May 10, 2009
SACRAMENTO -- The last captured member of a 1970s-era radical group known for bank robberies, killings and the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst was released from a Sacramento jail Sunday.
Former Symbionese Liberation Army member James William Kilgore, 61,...
| Dec 19, 2008
Like so many corporate executives, Ed Meyer dreamed of retiring to the countryside. And so, seven years ago, he and his wife, Sally, left Cape Town to settle on the 3,500-acre ranch that had been in Ed's family since 1916.
It's not hard to see what...
| Jan 30, 2009
South Africa and I have a history, one that goes beyond the headlines.
I arrived here as The Times' bureau chief in 1988, when college campuses back home were pulsing with anti-apartheid protests, to cover what would turn out to be the last years of...
| May 25, 2008
Waiting for the train is an art form at Eurostar's new London terminal, St. Pancras International. In its lofty, marble-floored departure area, passengers get their last taste of British cultural life before boarding the high-speed train to...
| Dec 31, 2007
Last in a series of occasional articles documenting issues of South Africa's post-apartheid generation
Neckties flapped in the breeze as the half-dozen or so gang members gathered at their regular spot outside a small power substation. Their formal...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 11:54 AM
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10-Night Ft. Lauderdale to Ft. Lauderdale
2009 Departure Date: Dec. 18
Cruise Ports: Fort Lauderdale, FL; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; GU.S.tavia, St....
| Oct 9, 2009
| 1:30 PM
President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace today for what the Nobel committee called "his extraordinary efforts...
| Nov 24, 2009
Visitors to South Africa's premier holiday destination who are worried about becoming victims of the country's high crime rate could find themselves instead robbed by a more furry kind of felon: baboons.
The cheeky primates have learned how to open car...
| Aug 15, 1989
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- An embittered President Pieter W. Botha, in an unprecedented public fight with his own party leaders, announced his resignation on nationwide television Monday night, ending a tumultuous 11 years of autocratic, combative...