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  • Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris

    Sacred Hopi tribal masks are again sold at auction in Paris
    Another group of sacred Hopi masks was gaveled away at a Paris auction Friday, over the objections of tribe members and the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Agence France Presse has reported. In Hopi tradition, the masks don’t merely represent spirits,...
  • State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras

    State Department warns travelers about dangers of visiting Honduras
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department on Tuesday cautioned travelers about the risks of visiting Honduras, known as the “murder capital of the world,” saying that killings of Americans are frequent and almost never solved. In a travel warning,...
  • 'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man

    'The Americans:' Matthew Rhys kicks butt as a secret agent man
    Matthew Rhys was slightly hesitant to play a Soviet spy working undercover in the U.S. on FX's "The Americans." "I'm not the big, macho, butt-kicking person," the Welsh actor said, "but I think as a cover we work well in that we blend into Americana...
  • Marianna I. Burt, lawyer

    Marianna I. Burt, lawyer
    Marianna Inga Burt, an attorney who represented children, died of cardiovascular disease March 12 at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 80 and lived in the Tuscany-Canterbury section of North Baltimore. Born Marianna Koenig in Hoganas, Sweden, she was...
  • 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

    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...