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  • Universal Studios Orlando plans 'Despicable Me' attraction and digital upgrade to Spider-Man ride in 2012

    Universal Studios Orlando plans 'Despicable Me' attraction and digital upgrade to Spider-Man ride in 2012
    Universal Studios Orlando on Thursday announced plans to retheme its Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast attraction with a new "Despicable Me" story line, and to digitally refresh the Amazing Adventures ofSpider-Man motion-simulator ride for 2012. With no new...
  • Ron Kaye: Making an effort to connect

    Nobody was ever delusional enough to think Arnold Schwarzenegger was some kind of saint, but the disclosure of his love child with his housekeeper and how she remained part of the family household for a decade shatters what little was left of his public...
  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86. His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
  • Colbert takes on Rand Paul over profiling comments

    Colbert takes on Rand Paul over profiling comments
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) earned a lot of respect from civil libertarians several weeks ago when he emerged as this country's foremost Fourth Amendment advocate. Rand tried single-handedly to stop some of the more authoritarian aspects of the Patriot...
  • Congressman who tightened U.S.-Cuba embargo is retiring

    Congressman who tightened U.S.-Cuba embargo is retiring
  • Rohrabacher, Righeimer defend Honduras visit

    COSTA MESA — U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) on Tuesday defended an unusual trip he made to Honduras with now-Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer. The trip was discussed in U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and published...
  • Mailbag: Messing up language is all too common

    In his column, Joseph Bell explained the word game "Literati" (The Bell Curve: Enjoying some Christmas Day word play," Dec. 30). He admires the use of this game to remind ourselves of how "solid English words with exact definitions" are being commonly...
  • UN Talks Tough With Myanmar, Aid In

     
    by Bay Fang Finally, it took UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meeting with Myanmar's junta leader General Than Shwe for over two hours to win a promise that the secretive regime would allow disaster experts "regardless of nationality" to enter......
  • In today's pages: A coup in Honduras, graffiti in Los Angeles

     
    In today's Los Angeles Times opinion pages, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Los Angeles) writes about the coup in Honduras. There, he said it: Coup. Official Washington is waiting for the State Department to determine if this summer's events in Honduras...
  • Charges against California Hmong leader accused of plotting to overthrow Laos government are dropped [Updated]

     
    The federal government has dropped charges against Vang Pao, the exiled Hmong leader charged two years ago with hatching a plot to overthrow the communist regime in his homeland of Laos. A federal grand jury returned a sealed indictment that......
  • Gore Vidal: Obama fatigue and dictators

     
    by Mark Silva Gore Vidal, the writer, put his chips on Barack Obama last year. He wants them back. In an interview with the Times of London, the 83-year-old lion of literature calls the American "inexperienced'' in military matters and......