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  • 'Miracles' of 2013: Some of our favories

    'Miracles' of 2013: Some of our favories
    Today is the day Christians around the world celebrate one of the central miracles of the New Testament: the birth of God's son on Earth. Since then, the "miracle" bar has been lowered and the label has been secularized, attached by the media to all...
  • In China, nothing says Merry Christmas like ... an apple?

    In China, nothing says Merry Christmas like ... an apple?
    BEIJING -- Christmas may not be an official day off in China -- banks, offices and schools are open as normal. But with the holiday becoming a bigger and bigger event here, millions were finding ways -- some a bit offbeat, others downright traditional --...
  • U.S. condemns Christmas attacks that kill 37 Christians in Iraq

    U.S. condemns Christmas attacks that kill 37 Christians in Iraq
    WASHINGTON -- The State Department condemned twin Christmas Day attacks on Christians in Iraq that killed at least 37 people. One car bomb, which killed at least 26 people, went off near a church in the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad during Christmas...
  • Gatto opens up 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to hear from you. The democratic legislator, whose 43rd Assembly District in part blankets Burbank, Glendale, La CaƱada Flintridge and Montrose, is giving the ordinary Joe and Jane a unique opportunity to help craft...
  • The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

    The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers
    1.) Tom Gazsi: Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, despite the tension between his officers and a majority of the City Council members. 2.) Keith Curry: The...
  • Russian firm signs 25-year energy deal with Syria

    AMMAN, Jordan -- The Syrian government has signed a joint development agreement with a Russian energy company to explore for oil in the Middle Eastern country's territorial waters off the Mediterranean coast, according to SANA, the Syrian state news...
  • Letters: Pro and con on the Israel boycott

    Re "A repugnant boycott," Opinion, Dec. 23 In criticizing the American Studies Assn.'s academic boycott of Israel, Michael S. Roth asks: Why start with Israel? We have to start somewhere, so why not with the largest recipient of U.S. aid? Roth's...
  • China's moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

    China watched this month as the nation's first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface. It was a moment of national pride when images of the six-wheel rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, were transmitted live back to Earth, showing the red and gold...
  • Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?

    Just where will it be legal to carry a gun in Illinois?
    After a hard-fought battle, Illinois residents next month can begin applying for permits to carry concealed guns in public. But those who do could face another challenge: figuring out where it's legal to carry a firearm and where having a gun could land...
  • Why I voted for an academic boycott of Israel

    Michael S. Roth slams the American Studies Assn. for "unfairly singling out Israel" in its vote to boycott that nation's academic institutions; he calls the action an "irresponsible attack on academic freedom." As a 39-year member of the American...
  • Federal judge upholds NSA's vast telephone data collection

    The National Security Administration’s mass collection of telephone data does not violate the Constitution, a federal judge in New York ruled Friday, setting up a conflict within the federal courts and increasing the likelihood that the Supreme...