| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:14 AM
BEIRUT -- A car bomb detonated Thursday near a school in the the central Syrian province of Hama, killing as many as 18 people, according to the Syrian government and opposition sources.
The bomb exploded outside the town of Salmiyah, killing mostly...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
My boyfriend, Jason, and I have been in a long-distance relationship for the last several months. He lives on another continent, in Australia, technically in the future. My today is his yesterday, and his today is my tomorrow, making it hard to live in...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:40 PM
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- One thing has always been true for 12-year-old Haleigh Cook-Watt: Dad periodically leaves home to spend months in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
And so the pre-dawn departure Monday morning of Gunnery Sgt....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:14 PM
CAMP PENDLETON — One thing has always been true for 12-year-old Haleigh Cook-Watt: Her father periodically leaves home to spend months in some of the most dangerous places in the world.
So the pre-dawn departure Monday of Gunnery Sgt. Dylin Cook-...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:19 AM
BEIRUT -- Fighting between rival opposition groups in northern Syria has spread to a rebel stronghold in the eastern part of the country, according to activists in the area.
Activists reported fighting had begun in Raqqah, which in March of last year...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:59 PM
BEIRUT — Syrian rebel groups battled one another Monday for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:47 AM
BEIRUT -- An extremist rebel faction operating in Syria is reported to have killed an unknown number of prisoners it abducted near the contested city of Aleppo as its forces came under fire from rival opposition groups, activists said.
Many of the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
METAIRIE, La. — The strippers were gyrating and the smoke machine was spewing its vaporous mist, but Matthew McConaughey just kept on staring straight ahead.
Gaunt and mustachioed, the actor called for another shot of Johnnie Walker — if...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Is the great airplane cellphone scare already over?
The backlash provoked by the Federal Communications Commission's plan to lift its ban on cellphone use on airplanes has won two high-profile adherents -- the CEOs of Southwest and Delta, who both...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:19 PM
UC Riverside senior Matthew Emeterio was worried that he might be short of degree credits and have to delay graduation past next spring. But thanks to a soon-to-debut online program linking far-flung UC campuses, he expects to finish on time.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Talk about a First World problem: Christmas packages that didn’t arrive on time.
Suffice to say, Christmas 2013 wasn’t Amazon’s, or UPS’ or FedEx’s finest hour. But from the uproar, you’d have thought NORAD had...