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  • South L.A. track athlete, almost 88, jumps at a chance to compete

    South L.A. track athlete, almost 88, jumps at a chance to compete
    Johnnye Valien was waiting her turn in the long jump event at a West L.A. College track meet last week when she realized nobody was using the nearby high jump pit. This is an athlete who cannot help herself. She sees a challenge and she's compelled to...
  • Valencia oranges, under siege in California, fight to survive

    Valencia oranges, under siege in California, fight to survive
    PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. — The vista from the foothills of Mt. Palomar recalls classic citrus labels, a sea of green dotted with bright orange fruits. Frost-free, with south-facing slopes, pure water and good drainage, this is among the best land in...
  • Bug sex: How foul weather can ruin the mood

    Bug sex: How foul weather can ruin the mood
    Can the sexual behavior of insects predict inclement weather? According to a study published recently in the journal PLOS One, nothing quite ruins the mood of amorous bugs like the hint of foul weather. Or, to be more precise, the steady drop in...
  • Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics

    Pope Francis may clash on doctrine with young Brazilian Catholics
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- By all accounts, Pope Francis has already won over many hearts in Brazil with his simplicity and message of caring for the poor. But as he travels the country on his first overseas trip as pontiff, he will be speaking to a group of young...
  • Edward Snowden cleared to leave Moscow airport -- but not today

    Edward Snowden cleared to leave Moscow airport -- but not today
    MOSCOW -- Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden will be allowed to leave the Moscow airport, where he has been holed up for more than a month following a Russian government decision to consider his request for temporary asylum, Russian media reported...
  • Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival opens next week at the Egyptian

    Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival opens next week at the Egyptian
    The Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival, which focuses on new Brazilian independent fiction films, documentaries and shorts, opens July 31 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood with the international premiere of guest-of-honor Anna Muylaert's family drama...
  • Pope Francis chides Brazil's leaders during visit to notorious slum

    Pope Francis chides Brazil's leaders during visit to notorious slum
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis waded into the heart of Brazil’s troubles Thursday, telling residents of an often-violent slum that their leaders must do a better job of helping them. The potentially provocative comments were in keeping with the...
  • Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup

    Experts say Brazil is unlikely to be ready for 2014 World Cup
    BOGOTA¬† -- Although doubts about Brazil’s readiness to host next year’s World Cup have focused on renovations at 12 stadiums, some Brazil trade experts say they are more concerned about travel logistics and whether airports, mass transit...
  • Snowden, reading 'Crime and Punishment,' may see his own plight

    Snowden, reading 'Crime and Punishment,' may see his own plight
    Imagine the mood in which Edward Snowden finds himself in the second month of exile in shabby back rooms of Moscow’s cavernous international airport. No window on the outside world. No company or conversation. Probably nothing good to read left on...
  • Pope Francis counsels young prisoners in Brazil

    Pope Francis counsels young prisoners in Brazil
    RIO DE JANEIRO — In a rare moment shielded from the world’s eyes, Pope Francis on Friday privately counseled young prisoners from several Rio de Janeiro jails, who in turn used the visit to draw attention to one of the most notorious massacres...
  • Pope Francis praying for better weather on final days in Brazil

    Pope Francis praying for better weather on final days in Brazil
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Unusually heavy rains and cold temperatures have forced church organizers to change the location of Pope Francis’s final events this weekend, when he wraps up a busy pilgrimage to the world’s largest Roman Catholic country...