| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:42 AM
The pros of traveling definitely outweigh the cons, but that doesn't mean you should throw caution to the wind when exploring new places.
While the language barrier and the cultural sites are exciting, they also open up travelers to scam artists and...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 4:07 PM
In the winter of 1954-55, State Department intelligence analyst Paul Kattenburg was in Saigon puzzling over the wisest course for U.S. policymakers.
France, with its army defeated at Dien Bien Phu and colonial ambitions in Asia at an end, was preparing...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 5:23 PM
There's a new bug in town, and it's a bad one. The Bagrada bug, a.k.a. harlequin or painted bug, is an alien invasive insect that is spreading like wildfire throughout Southern California. It's a rather pretty creature with a black, shield-shaped body...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:04 AM
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (Reuters) - A traveler's first stop in Borneo, the world's third largest island, should be Kota Kinabalu.
It's the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, with nearby islands and forests, scrumptious seafood, tribal cultures and a...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Although Americans wish to focus on the anemic economy and upcoming election, the wider world may intervene. Competing claims over sovereignty in the waters around China — the East China Sea and the South China Sea — threaten to transform from...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:17 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, get your fancy dresses and tuxedos ready because we're going to talk about the opera...and gibbons. Not ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, the apes.
Japanese scientists say gibbons and opera singers use the same techniques to project their...
| Jun 16, 2011
On an early summer night, I'm enjoying sitting at a sidewalk table taking in the street action in front of the Spice Table, a 3-month-old Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo. People are walking by, rushing past on their way inside or to some...
| Aug 26, 2010
Controversial German theater director
Christoph Schlingensief, 49, a controversial German theater director and performance artist, died of lung cancer Saturday. His death was announced by organizers of the Ruhr Triennale cultural...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Aug 21, 2010
Bagpiper played at D-day invasion
Bill Millin, 88, a Scottish bagpiper who defied enemy fire as he led comrades into battle at the 1944 D-day landings in Normandy, France, died Wednesday at a hospital in Torbay, England, after a short...
| May 6, 2012
The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35
"The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...