| May 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency.
Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As befits her groundbreaking, decades-long career, Barbara Walters gave colleagues, cohorts and fans a full year to emotionally prepare for her retirement Friday from "The View" after 17 years, and full-time TV journalism after more than 60.
| May 17, 2014
| 12:02 AM
As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The Royal Thai Army’s imposition of martial law nationwide on Tuesday drew condemnations from human rights groups and thrust the Southeast Asian kingdom into deeper political uncertainty stemming from months of crippling anti-government protests....
| May 23, 2014
| 10:10 AM
On Sunday, Ukrainians will go to the polls to choose a new president to replace Viktor Yanukovych, the head of government who was deposed by a popular uprising in February. Barring the possibility of a last-ditch effort to disrupt the polling by armed...
| May 10, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Buildings, checkpoints and billboards here in the Syrian capital are festooned with fresh portraits of President Bashar Assad.
Once drab storefronts have been enlivened with new coats of paint in the national colors. Boisterous rallies exalt the...
| Apr 27, 2014
The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
King Felipe VI of Spain is one tall dude.
Fortunately for world diplomacy — which isn't in great shape these days — the newly crowned monarch already knows how to work it when he and Queen Letizia are visiting a foreign head of state, as...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people were getting ready to watch Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil.
In Rio de Janeiro, which is hosting the final, the party was already in full...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:27 PM
U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence.
That's because it was Klinsmann, as coach of the national team, who began the overhaul that led...