| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar lost millions of dollars building specialized hotels for tall people. In 2003, the rock band Pearl Jam released Lost Dogs, a compilation album consisting of notable B-Sides, unreleased songs and...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Pioneering R&B singer Etta James got a rousing send-off Saturday from fans and celebrities including Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera. Rev. Al Sharpton, who officiated at the private ceremony at the City of Refuge Church in Gardena, lauded James...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:36 PM
D'Angelo's return: Rhythm & blues singer D'Angelo made a triumphant return to the stage this weekend in Europe, with three gigs that illustrated a fit and funky performer returning from self-imposed exile....
| Aug 15, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Germany'sEuropa-Park plans to open an elaborately themed wooden roller coaster in March 2012 that celebrates the Norse mythology of legendary heroes and supernatural creatures.
> Photos: Concept art of Europa-Park's new wooden coaster
| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:30 AM
It already looks like 2012 will prove to be a good year for globetrotting ride enthusiasts as theme parks in Asia, Europe and South America are planning to roll out major new attractions.
> Photos: Best new international theme park rides for 2012...
| Dec 19, 2011
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media.
Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple chronic...
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Jan 8, 2012
For a nation in perpetual motion, to cross the lands that make up the Mojave National Preserve has long meant only one thing: You are very nearly somewhere else.
For westward-bound travelers, whether they came through open wilderness, along the now-...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already.
So a year ago, I turned my...
| Jan 12, 2012
Gevork Vartanian, a former Soviet intelligence agent who helped derail a Nazi plot to assassinate allied leaders at a 1943 conference in Tehran, has died. He was 87.
Vartanian died Tuesday of an unspecified illness, according to Russia's Foreign...
| Jan 22, 2012
Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.
AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...