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  • Geography: Mapping the future with Esri

    Jack Dangermond started his working life at his parents' plant nursery in Redlands. Now, Forbes says, he's a billionaire. Dangermond is founder and president of Esri, one of the world's leading geographic information systems companies. In 2010, he won...
  • Foreign affairs

    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...
  • Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says NYU pushing him out

    Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng says NYU pushing him out
    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...
  • Officials await return of ex-USC professor accused of sex crimes

    Officials await return of ex-USC professor accused of sex crimes
    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...
  • U.S. ambassador to China on rare Tibet visit

    U.S. ambassador to China on rare Tibet visit
    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....
  • World watch

     World watch
    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....
  • Traveling internationally with toilet paper? Good, but toss the tube

    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! Audrey Kopp Marina del Rey Before I go to...
  • Egypt unrest: U.S. envoy presses for inclusive transition

    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...
  • Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher dies at 87; Britain's first female prime minister
    LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
  • Why I hate "iconic"

    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...
  • Egypt: Morsi's family threatens legal action against military

    Egypt: Morsi's family threatens legal action against military
    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...