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  • Thai coup holds promise of democracy

    In the millennium of Thai history, the distinction between civilian and military servant of the king has barely existed. Certainly for five centuries generals became ministers and ministers became generals. Since 1932, the Royal Thai Army has always had...
  • Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support

     Candidates in L.A. supervisors' 3rd District race issue arts support
    The Los Angeles arts scene is about to lose its best friend among elected officials, as Zev Yaroslavsky steps down from the county Board of Supervisors after 20 years, having run up against term limits. It's not certain whether his successor will...
  • UCI students condemn fraternity actions

    UC Irvine's student government voted Tuesday evening to condemn the actions of a campus fraternity seen as insensitive to Pacific Islanders after students complained about its Islander-themed party. Student government representatives voted 14 to 0...
  • Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead

    Fire at South Korean nursing home leaves 21 dead
    A fire broke out at a nursing home in South Korea early Wednesday, leaving 21 dead and 8 injured, the latest in a series of high-casualty incidents. The fire took place overnight in Jangseong, a few hours south of the capital, Seoul. The semi-official...
  • Egypt election: Extended voting fails to turn out Sisi supporters

    Egypt’s election went into overtime on Wednesday as the government sought to drum up more votes for former military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi, but turnout again appeared lackluster on the hastily added third day of polling. Preliminary results early...
  • Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban

    Militant faction announces break from Pakistani Taliban
    After several months of internecine fighting, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban broke from the organization on Wednesday, potentially complicating efforts by the Pakistani government to negotiate peace with militants in the country’s tribal...
  • Fixed app falls short in contesting parking tickets

    Fixed app falls short in contesting parking tickets
    That app that contests parking tickets for you? You might be better off going it alone. When Fixed was launched last year, the start-up enjoyed a flurry of glowing media coverage. The idea: Allow people to take photos of their citations on their...
  • Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana

    Mississippi, home to federal government's official stash of marijuana
    Walk along the narrow, brightly lit beige hallway, along the washed-out linoleum floor, around the corner to the imposing steel vault. As a scientist swings open the door, a familiar, overpowering scent wafts out. Inside, marijuana buds are packed...
  • Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits

     Outcry over Sterling's remarks renew focus on housing bias lawsuits
    After the Mark Wilshire Towers changed hands, several building staffers showed up at Darryl Williams' apartment one day with a woman who he said threatened to fine him for leaving two carts of his dirty laundry and other items in the hallway. The...
  • Mailbag: Exposing dietary myths is greatly appreciated

    Many thanks for the column on food myths ("All About Food: Adhering to these food myths? Stop," May 20). I am so happy that it corrected wrong and expensive food advice given to a gullible public by so many sources that are misguided or avaricious. As a...
  • Sisi's crushing presidential election in Egypt undercut by turnout

    Victory celebrations erupted Thursday among backers of Abdel Fattah Sisi, who won election as Egypt’s next president by a massive margin, according to tallies reported by official media and released by his campaign. But the landslide win -- with...