| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:19 AM
Chinese courts on Friday took up two cases followed closely by international human rights watchdogs, with judges upholding a life sentence for an outspoken scholar convicted of separatism and a trial beginning for a veteran journalist charged with leaking...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:48 PM
Guarded by a phalanx of riot police, the knot of young Jewish men, long sidelocks blowing in the breeze, strode across the paved esplanade of Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site. A group of veiled and black-robed Muslim women leaped up to confront...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Isabel Allende will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday. Allende, whose best-known book is "The House of the Spirits," is the only novelist among the 19 recipients of the nation's highest civilian honor.
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:44 AM
A key media mogul who has strongly backed Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests urged demonstrators Thursday to leave the streets, saying a temporary retreat would be a strategic move in wake of recent clashes with police that have further divided...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:53 PM
A day earlier, angry protesters had blocked buses carrying immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility here.
On Wednesday, while the rancor in Murrieta had eased, some remained adamant that they would fight any attempts to...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Amid rising concern over a surge of young immigrants crossing the border illegally, flag-waving protesters blocked three busloads of detainees in Riverside County on Tuesday, preventing them from reaching a Border Patrol processing station in Murrieta....
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 2:43 AM
Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Thursday that they see little point in engaging in further dialogue with the government if officials don’t offer more specific details on a political reform proposal.
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:24 AM
It wasn't on a scale with the riotous premiere of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," but the first Metropolitan Opera performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," the controversial work by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman about the 1985...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:41 AM
A key pro-establishment Hong Kong politician on Friday urged the territory’s chief executive to step down, saying people had lost their trust in the government and a failure to resign would only exacerbate societal divisions.
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Navajo elder Jay Tsosie winces when he recalls those torturous classroom drills from his childhood.
Back when the 77-year-old was a skinny, rambunctious schoolboy, teachers from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs tried to exorcise a part of Tsosie...