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  • Brazil exhumes remains of leftist president deposed in 1964 coup

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964. Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...
  • Egyptian troops kill militant suspect; mob killing adds to tension

    Egyptian troops kill militant suspect; mob killing adds to tension
    CAIRO -- The Egyptian army announced Tuesday it had shot and killed an Islamist militant suspected of a key role in attacks on security forces in the restive Sinai Peninsula, while a reported vigilante killing elsewhere in Egypt heightened tensions...
  • Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle

    Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle
    In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
  • Book review: 'Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World' by Catherine E. McKinley

    Book review: 'Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World' by Catherine E. McKinley
    Indigo is something of a mystery. It sits between the more familiar purple and blue of rainbows. And it's the elusive center of Catherine E. McKinley's "Indigo: In Search of the Color That Seduced the World" which like its eponymous shade, falls somewhere...
  • Cook Islands: The glorious middle of nowhere

    Cook Islands: The glorious middle of nowhere
    AITUTAKI, Cook Islands — "Where is that?" I must've heard the question a hundred times before arriving in the Cooks. Some friends placed the islands in the Caribbean. Several guessed "around Australia." No one nailed it until I spoke with a...
  • Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary

    Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary
    In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....
  • The naked faces of 'Power'

    The naked faces of 'Power'
    In 1860, Abraham Lincoln went to Cooper Union in New York to deliver the speech that would launch his national political career and help him secure the Republican presidential nomination. But before the speech, Lincoln marked the occasion by stopping...
  • Cambodia: Killing fields timeline

    Cambodia: Killing fields timeline
    1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia. 1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists. 1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...
  • Accused of supporting Pakistani terrorist group

    Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan, known as Hafiz Khan, 76, of Miami An imam or spiritual leader at the Miami Masjid, also known as the Flagler Mosque, since at least 1999. A U.S. citizen, he is from Pakistan's Swat Valley. Accused of financing and...
  • 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...