| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor.
IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Re "Japan crisis may derail 'nuclear renaissance,' " March 14
If anything good can be said to have come from the terrible disaster in Japan, it is the realization that nuclear power plants can, at any time, be subjected to unexpected...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 3:59 PM
It was a bright, chilly morning when the Greyhound bus deposited me at the tiny depot and train station in Frederick. My daylong itinerary would require equal parts walking and sleuthing in this more than 250-year-old city.
My mission: to traverse...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:12 AM
If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.
| Mar 22, 2011
Betty Sarah Wouk
Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author
Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 1:23 PM
CAESAREA (KTLA) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met Friday with the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers, urging both parties to aim for peace.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday, prior the meeting, that Israel is ready to...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Barack Obama entered the White House as a reluctant warrior, a dovish Democrat who espoused his principles at a 2002 antiwar rally: "What I am opposed to is
a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
A war based not on reason, but on passion."...
| Mar 29, 2011
Feminism as a "movement" in America is largely played out. The work here is mostly done.
At a time when education matters more than ever, more American women attend college than men. More women graduate, with better grades and get more advanced degrees....
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:35 PM
With the "madness" of March soon to abate, I'm afraid things remain perilous as we head into April and beyond.
Humanity has experienced, with alarming frequency in recent decades, powerful earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and assorted other...
| Apr 10, 2011
Nearly three miles above the rugged hills of central Afghanistan, American eyes silently tracked two SUVs and a pickup truck as they snaked down a dirt road in the pre-dawn darkness.
The vehicles, packed with people, were 3 1/2 miles from a dozen U.S....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha.
The temple is one of three great...