| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:35 PM
"Lost for Words" is an unlikely romance set in Hong Kong between an American on an information-technology assignment and a Chinese ballerina newly arrived to join a dance company. Michael (Sean Faris of "Never Back Down") is an ex-Marine who is...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:04 PM
At 71, Paul McCartney still has a few surprises up his sleeve, and he pulled one out Friday with an impromptu performance in London’s Covent Garden to promote his new album, “New.”
He’d done the same thing eight days a week...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
What with taking off our shoes and belts at airports, discovering the feds are hoovering up all our phone records, and watching drone strikes and SEAL raids around the globe, it's sometimes easy to forget that America has escaped the horror of another...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:29 AM
This post has been corrected. See the note below.
I spent part of Wednesday afternoon at UCLA, on a panel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Rechy’s novel “City of Night,” newly reissued to commemorate the occasion. The book...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 10:08 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistani security forces were on high alert Saturday amid concerns of revenge attacks after the killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in a U.S. drone missile strike.
Mehsud has been reported killed in the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:20 AM
LAX police and the federal Transportation Security Administration are reviewing protocols in the wake of the shooting Friday that left a TSA agent dead and several other people wounded.
At a news conference over the weekend, TSA Administrator John...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Demonstrators protesting Trayvon Martin's death amassed in New York City's Times Square on Sunday night after marching about two miles from an earlier rally at Union Square.
As tourists looked on, the protesters chanted: “What do we want?”...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SANFORD, Fla. -- As protests expanded nationally over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin, activists in the town where the trial was held complained that police had foiled their plans for a large gathering.
Organizers with the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids.
The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Three-year-old Ava McKelvey of Mt. Airy, who has Down syndrome, and her baby brother, Michael, are about to be famous, with a photo of the pair set to appear on a giant screen in New York City's Times Square to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:43 AM
On vacation with my family in a dusty town in off-season Central America last week, I found myself walking past a deserted restaurant with no more than about three tables. The owner appeared, seemingly out of nowhere.
"Three-and-a-half stars! Three-and-...