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  • TV This Week for Sept. 1 - 7: 'Luther' on BBC America

    TV This Week for Sept. 1 - 7: 'Luther' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY Hilarity ensues when "TV's Funniest of the...
  • Chasing the White House Cezannes

    Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour. The mansion's $1....
  • Obama drops in on Sweden for last-minute visit en route to Russia

    Obama drops in on Sweden for last-minute visit en route to Russia
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Like a distant cousin who unexpectedly shows up for dinner after years of ignoring invitations, President Obama arrived in Sweden on Wednesday for a last-minute, but first-ever, presidential visit to this Scandinavian capital....
  • Voice of Iran hostage crisis tapped as VP, environmental advocate

    Voice of Iran hostage crisis tapped as VP, environmental advocate
    TEHRAN -- She was known to Western media as "Mary" when she appeared before the world's cameras to speak for the Iranian Islamic revolutionaries who seized 52 Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. Masoumeh Ebtekar served as spokeswoman for...
  • 'Mary' the '79 Iranian hostage-taker proves that crime can pay

    'Mary' the '79 Iranian hostage-taker proves that crime can pay
    Caught “Argo” again the other night on cable. Terrific movie, even the second time around. On Tuesday, there was a real-world echo of the events depicted in “Argo”: “Mary” has a new job. Back in the day, Masoumeh...
  • Literary links for 9/11

    When America was attacked on 9/11, it seemed as if words might fail. But in trying to understand that tragedy and what it meant, words have served us well. Here are some literary links for the 12th anniversary of those attacks in 2001. "Every year I...
  • Attack on U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan kills at least two

    Attack on U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan kills at least two
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Militants carried out a brazen attack on the U.S. Consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early Friday, killing two policemen and injuring dozens of other people, including civilians, according to local officials. The Taliban...
  • Americans escape harm in assault on U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan

    Americans escape harm in assault on U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Militants carried out a brazen attack on the U.S. Consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early Friday, killing two policemen and injuring dozens of other people, including civilians, according to local officials. No...
  • 'Wadjda' selected as Saudi Arabia's first entry for foreign language Oscar

    "Wadjda," a film about a resourceful young tomboy, has been selected as Saudi Arabia's official submission for the Oscars' foreign language category, the first time the country has submitted a film for Academy Awards consideration. That the film, from...
  • Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.

    Hopes for thaw in U.S.-Iran relations as leaders cross paths at U.N.
    After 34 years of hostility between the United States and Iran, President Obama and his newly inaugurated Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani are poised to cross paths next week and possibly signal a mutual desire to defrost their countries' troubled...
  • Upscale Kenyan mall becomes terrifying battle zone in deadly attack

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cafes were humming with a weekend lunch crowd. Visitors were anticipating a competition for child chefs. Suddenly, Nairobi's Westgate Mall erupted in gunfire and explosions, sending people scurrying for safety,...