| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead.
Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:32 AM
Annika Dries won gold at the Summer Olympics in London last year. Sunday, she led Team London to the a title at the Future 50 Classic.
Dries, a former aquatics star at Laguna Beach High and member of the 2012 USA Women's National Water Polo Team, took...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Troupes of acrobats, dancers and kung fu performers will combine their talents when "Panda!," a Chinese-produced show -- the first of its kind in Las Vegas -- opens in mid-December on the Strip
Tickets for “Panda!,” which will play at the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 10:32 PM
MOSCOW -- An Olympic torch took a spacewalk for the first time Saturday, carefully held by two Russian cosmonauts outside the International Space Station as it orbited some 260 miles above Earth.
Video streamed by NASA showed Oleg Kotov and Sergei...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood's love for sequels knows few limits, yet rare is the instance when a studio turns out a follow-up to a movie that was never released.
That's the case with the new documentary "The Armstrong Lie," which is a spinoff from an earlier Lance...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:59 PM
A reminder that the next program of the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries Speaker Series will occur Saturday at 6 p.m. when Laer Pearce will discuss his book, "Crazifornia: Tales From the Tarnished State — How California Is Destroying Itself and...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:02 PM
After months of hints and half-denials, Michael Phelps has re-entered the drug testing pool for international competition, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a return to swimming.
Phelps, already widely regarded as the greatest competitive...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:56 PM
Kurt Busch said Thursday that he will not race in IndyCar's season finale at Fontana.
Busch said the deadline has passed by which he and Andretti Autosport needed to notify Chevrolet they'd need an engine for the Oct. 19 race at Auto Club Speedway....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:41 PM
"Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up."
— Captain Ahab on the white whale, in Moby Dick
"Watching you win those races when I was...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tom Hiddleston feels most alive when he's performing Shakespeare.
"I don't know why I do," said the 32-year-old British actor, whose recent video with Cookie Monster on the importance of waiting was an Internet sensation.
"But it does reconnect me...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Beware the ides of September!
(This has nothing to do with anything, including the rest of this column, but how often do I get the chance to write that? OK, moving on...)
You may have read about the recent battle to choose an additional sport for...