| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:14 AM
LONDON — Ronnie Biggs, one of the most famous criminals in British history, who helped commit the Great Train Robbery of 1963, broke out of prison, enjoyed a notoriously colorful life on the lam in Brazil and then gave himself up, in thoroughly...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has published a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil," saying he has been inspired by the reaction around the world to his revelations, and lamenting that he can't...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:30 PM
United Nations member states unanimously adopted a symbolic resolution Thursday that declares a worldwide right of individuals to online privacy, a slap at the U.S. National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that have angered Washington's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Brazil struggles toward progress. Mile after mile on Brazil’s Highway 222 is lined with eucalyptus groves where rain forest once stood. These fast-growing trees are planted to feed the hundreds of charcoal camps that pepper the deforested landscape....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Rarely a night goes by in L.A. without a few top-shelf electronic-music acts at shiny new venues competing for the spigot of EDM money in SoCal.
So what to do on the biggest night for dancing, drinking and four-on-the-floor abandon out of all of them?...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:46 AM
MOSCOW -- The Kremlin will not allow NSA leaker Edward Snowden to harm the United States for the duration of his temporary stay in Russia, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman told the Los Angeles Times.
“While he is here no one will allow him to...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled.
Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels.
Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The Mozambican novelist and poet Mia Couto is the winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the biennial award that’s often referred to as the “American Nobel.” “Mia Couto” is the nom de plume of the writer...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Remember when Justin Bieber was that clean-cut mop-top who made the little girls scream with innocent first love? Fix that sweet image in your mind, 'cause we're about to go in the direction of "Bieber at a Brazilian bordello."
But first, we're...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before...