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  • LPGA Tour's new international focus opens up a world of possibilities

    LPGA Tour's new international focus opens up a world of possibilities
    Michael Whan remembers the first question he was asked by the media after taking over as LPGA commissioner in January 2010: What was he going to do about the overwhelming international influence on the tour? "I want to pour more gas on the fire," he...
  • Chinese plane spots object in Malaysia jet search area

    Chinese plane spots object in Malaysia jet search area
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A succession of satellite images from the Australians, the Chinese and the French, as well as a Chinese plane's report of "suspicious objects," has bolstered hopes for a breakthrough in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines...
  • In China, Michelle Obama gently broaches free speech

     In China, Michelle Obama gently broaches free speech
    BEIJING — Michelle Obama strayed into taboo territory during a speech Saturday at China's Peking University in which she called the rights of free speech and worship "the birthright of every person on this planet." The first lady dropped her...
  • Malaysia missing plane search spurred by new sighting

    Malaysia missing plane search spurred by new sighting
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Spurred by additional satellite leads, Australian officials on Sunday ramped up a multinational effort to comb a vast stretch of the south Indian Ocean for traces of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Australian...
  • Hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight intensifies

    Hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight intensifies
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia –- The hunt for debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 intensified Saturday as Australian officials deployed additional aircraft and spotters to comb a wider expanse of waters in a remote and treacherous part of the south...
  • Disappearance of Flight 370 may affect travel to Malaysia

    Disappearance of Flight 370 may affect travel to Malaysia
    Has the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly two weeks ago had an effect on travel to the Asian country? It depends on who you talk to. A Germany-based hotel booking website says it has seen a significant drop in searches among U.S....
  • Affirmative action at California colleges: A debate based on fear

     Affirmative action at California colleges: A debate based on fear
    Is the debate on affirmative action versus race-blind policies mainly about principle, or mostly about preserving narrow group interests? We are beginning to find out in California. A bill passed by the state Senate and pending in the Assembly would put a...
  • FBI seeks to get files from Malaysia pilot's flight simulator

    FBI seeks to get files from Malaysia pilot's flight simulator
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The FBI probably will be able to retrieve material deleted from the flight simulator used by the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to determine whether he rehearsed plans to divert the Boeing 777 after it...
  • U.S. apologizes after airstrike mistakenly kills 5 Afghanistan troops

    U.S. apologizes after airstrike mistakenly kills 5 Afghanistan troops
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military offered its condolences Thursday after an airstrike on an Afghan army outpost mistakenly killed five Afghan soldiers and injured at least seven. The predawn strike in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province,...
  • Activist's fast is food for thought on immigration

    Activist's fast is food for thought on immigration
    The first day you fast, says Eliseo Medina, your stomach begs you to reconsider. The second day is worse. "Your body starts asking for food," the 68-year-old local activist told me about his fast for immigration reform. "It becomes more difficult and...
  • 3 more arrested in China knife attack in Kunming

    KUNMING, China — Three more suspects were arrested in connection with the weekend knife attacks in southern China that left 29 people dead, and the assailants' leader has been identified, authorities said late Monday. The Ministry of Public...