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  • Holiday-like crowds may become more common at U.S. airports, study says

    Holiday-like crowds may become more common at U.S. airports, study says
    If air travel demand continues at its current pace, many of the nation's biggest airports — including Los Angeles International Airport — will face holiday-like congestion once or twice a week within the next decade. That is the warning...
  • Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence

     Anita L. DeFrantz, America's powerful Olympic presence
    Anita L. DeFrantz has her bags packed for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — but heck, she's had her bags packed for athletic events around the world for the last 40 years, as a competitor and as a member of the International Olympic Committee...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show: Finding the best travel apps for 2014

    L.A. Times Travel Show: Finding the best travel apps for 2014
    Want to find "where the hipsters hang out" in a city you’re traveling to? Homesick and want to video chat with up to nine people at once? There's an app for all that. In fact, many apps that can be resources for travelers in their everyday needs,...
  • British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya

    British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya
    The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported. Both victims were believed to have been...
  • 'Broken Circle Breakdown,' 'Finding Vivian Maier' Among Palm Springs Film Fest Winners

    The Palm Springs Film Festival announced its juried awards winners Saturday, with the audience award to be announced Sunday.The FIPRESCI critics' prize went to Belgium's "The Broken Circle Breakdown," while the FIPRESCI actor prize went to Mads...
  • Location of Russia's Olympic 'protest zone' miles from Games

    Location of Russia's Olympic 'protest zone' miles from Games
    The Russian government has released new details about a proposed protest zone at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. President Vladimir Putin recently promised to create such a zone. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Friday that it would be located in the...
  • Mexico tells vigilantes to abandon fight against cartel in Michoacan

    Mexico tells vigilantes to abandon fight against cartel in Michoacan
    MEXICO CITY — Federal authorities rushed Monday to head off a mini-civil war in the "hot land" of Mexico's Michoacan state, urging rural vigilantes to lay down their arms and go home rather than attempt to seize a city of 90,000 that has become a...
  • U.S. cautions Americans in Lebanon to avoid Western hotels, shops

    After deadly car bombings last week in Beirut, the U.S. State Department cautioned Americans in Lebanon to "exercise extreme caution" while in the country and to avoid going to public places like Western-style hotels, grocery stores and shopping centers....
  • Dangerous 'polar vortex' grips Midwest; 16 below in Chicago

    Dangerous 'polar vortex' grips Midwest; 16 below in Chicago
    A frigid weather system called the polar vortex gripped much of the Midwest on Monday as temperatures dropped to near-record, subzero lows, canceling school classes, grounding thousands of airline flights and prompting authorities to urge residents to...
  • Travel Apps You Must Have For 2014

    Travel Apps You Must Have For 2014
    Christmas in Connecticut is a family tradition, but getting everyone home in December is always a challenge. Over the years, traveling relatives have experienced bad roads, delayed planes and lost luggage. This holiday season, my son's cross country...
  • U.S. tourist detained by North Korea

    U.S. tourist detained by North Korea
    BEIJING — An 85-year-old tourist from Palo Alto was buckled in his seat last month on a plane preparing to depart Pyongyang, North Korea, when a flight attendant pointed him out to two men in uniform. They promptly escorted him off the plane....