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  • Top 5 worst travel scams and how to avoid them

    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...
  • Blame all around for Vietnam War

    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...
  • Natural Perspectives: The latest buzz on gardening

    Natural Perspectives: The latest buzz on gardening
    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...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in chilled out Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in chilled out Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    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...
  • Brewing trouble in Asian waters

    Brewing trouble in Asian waters
    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...
  • Gibbons (apes) sing like opera stars

    Gibbons (apes) sing like opera stars
    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...
  • The Review: The Spice Table in Little Tokyo

    The Review: The Spice Table in Little Tokyo
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Christoph Schlingensief, Franz Schurmann

    PASSINGS: Christoph Schlingensief, Franz Schurmann
    Christoph Schlingensief 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...
  • Differences on foreign threats emerge in GOP debate

    Differences on foreign threats emerge in GOP debate
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Millin, Yvonne Lenart

    PASSINGS: Bill Millin, Yvonne Lenart
    Bill Millin 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...
  • Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro

     Book review: 'The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert Caro
    The Passage of Power The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert Caro 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...