| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:36 PM
One thumb up for Gov. Jerry Brown. And the other thumb down.
The governor signed a bill inserting a smidgen of sense in California's oft-abused ballot initiative system. Excellent.
But he vetoed legislation imposing sensible ethics rules on Capitol...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:41 AM
If a night trick-or-treating at the Magic Kingdom won't satisfy your appetite for sugary fun, Disney has a little something extra to sell you.
After paying $62 for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which takes place on select nights through...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:29 PM
The passenger who became ill on an international flight that landed in New Jersey on Saturday is not suffering from the deadly Ebola virus, ending an hours-long scare that saw quarantine officers descend on a major airport while health officials in Dallas...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Two Yale doctoral students returning from research in Liberia on Saturday have agreed to sequester themselves for three weeks, even though they are not exhibiting symptoms of the Ebola virus that they traveled to West Africa to study.
In a letter...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:59 AM
The beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were as tragic as they were revolting, but they existed in something of a logical context. Both men were covering a war zone that few journalists (including me) have the guts to cover....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:28 PM
An image of island hopping and booze-fueled partying with jet-setters might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cruising around Greece, but think again. You can cruise the birthplace of Western civilization in a bit more thoughtful...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Mexican authorities said Monday that police shot and wounded a university student in Guerrero state, where residents have been protesting suspected police involvement in the deaths and disappearances of dozens of college students last month.
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
MILFORD — A third-grader barred from school for 21 days because of Ebola fears after she returned from an African trip will go back to classes on Friday, one school day earlier than anticipated, after the district and the girl's father settled a...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Among the State Department's recent warnings and alerts:
Lesotho: It has advised U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Lesotho because of the "security situation." Last month, an attempted coup in Lesotho, which is enveloped by South Africa and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:15 AM
If you have an iPhone and have been debating whether or not to upgrade your software to iOS 8 now or later after reading early reviews focused on frustrating download times and memory demands, I can assure you that there are some travel-related perks to...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Spanish-language media company Univision Communications' campaign to raise its profile is taking flight with retail stores planned for Los Angeles International Airport.
Early next year, two Univision-branded retail outlets are scheduled to open in LAX'...