| Jun 15, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Ever since President Bill Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," whatever remains of standards seem to have fallen even lower among people who hold offices and positions once thought to require good behavior and strong...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 11:12 PM
BEIJING -- Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident, is charging that New York University is kicking him out of a fellowship because of pressure from the Chinese government.
The self-trained lawyer, who set off an international incident last year by...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:08 AM
U.S. officials are working with Mexican authorities to bring a former USC professor accused of sexually abusing children back into this country, FBI officials said.
Walter Lee Williams, 64, was arrested Tuesday evening by Mexican authorities, Bill...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:34 PM
XINING, China -- The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, paid a rare visit to Tibet this week as human rights advocates blasted the Chinese government’s policy of luring Tibetan nomads into concrete housing projects with little job opportunities....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Brazil: Nearly 100 cities continued to see mass protests in the streets and at airports during the Confederations Cup, which began June 15. Some estimates put the number of demonstrators at more than 1 million, adding to the crowds attending the games....
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Regarding the recent tip about bringing along a roll of toilet paper when traveling internationally: The roll will compress even more if the inner tube is removed — an old backpacking trick!
Marina del Rey
Before I go to...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The case of a Saudi princess arrested in Irvine this week for allegedly holding a servant against her will has drawn new attention to a problem that often goes unreported, officials said.
Meshael Alayban, 42, was arrested Wednesday in Irvine and charged...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
CAIRO -- A top U.S. diplomat met with Egypt’s interim leader Monday in the first high-level talks between the nations since a military coup ousted the Islamist former president.
The meeting between Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:03 PM
CAIRO -- A top U.S. diplomat Monday pressed Egypt’s interim leaders for a halt to violence and an inclusive transition to a new democratic government after the nation's Islamist president was ousted in a military coup.
The visit by Deputy...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Readers of this blog are aware by now that I have inveighed for years against the current journalistic tendency to label nearly anything an icon or iconic. Let me explain why that is not a mere cavil.
An icon is not a person; an icon is an image. In the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
CAIRO — The family of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi threatened legal action against the Egyptian military Monday for holding him following his removal from office July 3.
“We will take all legal procedures, locally and...