| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:51 PM
JINAN, China -- In 1980, hundreds of millions of Chinese people gathered around communal televisions set up in schools and on basketball courts, mesmerized by the trial of Mao Tse-tung’s widow and members of the so-called Gang of Four who had led...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:06 AM
"All is Bright" — "All Is Bright" is a bit of holiday melancholy masquerading as black comedy. Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd and Sally Hawkins star in this sweet, sad tale of thieves and other lost causes tangled up in a Brooklyn Christmas tree lot one...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:53 AM
MEXICO CITY -- At least 12 people were killed and many more injured Friday morning when a passenger bus overturned on a highway west of the Mexican capital, according to government and media reports.
The accident occurred on a highway linking the Mexico...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Pope Francis lamented the mass drowning of African boat people off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday as "shameful" evidence of human indifference to those in despair.
President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy, where tens of thousands of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- In some ways, it would seem a tough sell: After seven years, Twitter still isn't profitable and it doesn't seem like it will be any time soon. It has just begun to ramp up its advertising business, which will require substantial...
| Aug 24, 2013
George Yu is navigating his midnight blue Chevy Traverse down Chinatown's narrow Bamboo Lane on an early August afternoon, envisioning a row of street food stalls as part of the neighborhood festival Chinatown Summer Nights that he helps organize. Maybe...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:57 PM
The last of seven gang members accused of killing a 3-week-old baby while trying to collect "rent" from a street vendor near MacArthur Park was convicted of first-degree murder Friday.
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury also convicted Juvenal...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 12:20 PM
MEXICO CITY — Despite the massive street protests that forced him to change the venue of his first state of the nation speech, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto used the occasion Monday to defend his ambitious reform agenda, pledging to forge...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A quarter of a century after a Santa Ana strip club owner was ambushed and gunned down, a Hawaiian man has been sentenced to life in prison in what once was one of Orange County’s most intriguing unsolved murders.
Richard Curtis Morris Jr. was...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Eight of 70 defendants charged in a wide-reaching investigation that targeted the small but ruthless Armenian Power gang pleaded guilty this week in federal court, authorities said Wednesday.
Four of the eight were allegedly "members or associates" of...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The depiction of violence in popular entertainment has long been a hot-button issue. At the same time, bloodshed is an intrinsic part of such TV dramas as "The Walking Dead," "Boardwalk Empire," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad."