| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band.
"People sometimes think we are a musical group...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
During Passover, the holiday that begins tonight, observant Jews avoid eating leavened bread and all other foods whose ingredients rise during preparation. That means doing without some of the modern diet's tastiest staples, from bagels and pizza to pasta...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:36 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news.
Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"It is enough to know the history of Crimea and what Russia and Crimea have always meant for each other." So Vladimir Putin justified the Russian annexation of Crimea in a speech in the Kremlin on Tuesday.
"In the hearts and minds of people," the...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 1:55 PM
BEIRUT -- At least a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns kidnapped by Syrian rebels near Damascus in December were released on Sunday, according to Syria’s official news agency and Lebanese media reports.
The state-run Syrian news outlet reported that the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A retired Chicago police sergeant was shot and critically wounded after two robbers broke into his home in the East Side neighborhood and asked where he kept his safe, police said.
Elmer Brown, 73, was shot in the neck and taken to Advocate Christ...
| May 8, 2014
As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe.
Most of the far-right parties are pro-Russia, opposing U.S. and European Union efforts to...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Tens of millions of dollars in public funding for nongovernmental aid organizations is under scrutiny after the arrest of the head of a mine-clearing organization accused of embezzling $12.4 million, Greek authorities say.
Three civil servants could...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:08 AM
The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and homes after years of conflict and siege.
A deal finalized last week led to the evacuation of some 2,000 rebel fighters from the historic Old City,...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege.
Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....
| May 1, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Perhaps at some point it will again be possible to write the name Woody Allen and go from there. But after a year marked by artistic highs and controversial lows for the filmmaker, it seems impossible. All you'll find on the docket today is a look at...