| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The State Department said Sunday that it was extending the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday, but not solely because of heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the region.
Jen Psaki, a department...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:07 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO--Pope Francis on Saturday seemed to endorse Brazilian demonstrators who have filled the streets here in recent weeks, urging government leaders to work to redress severe social inequities that cripple society. But he also told young...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:15 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:05 AM
SÁO PAULO, Brazil -- On a June morning, just hours after protests over public transport, health and education had mushroomed into a nationwide movement, someone posted a video on YouTube. With dramatic music in the background, a masked figure speaking...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
In an effort to lure the shrinking flock of young Roman Catholics to a more wired religious world, a Vatican court has ruled that following Pope Francis online and on Twitter can earn believers time off from their sentence to purgatory for confessed and...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 5:52 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — There's something about Blue Man Group's gig at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend, its first, that reminds Chris Wink of launching the now-global brand in a small Manhattan theater 22 years ago.
It's obviously not the iconic band shell,...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:56 AM
CAIRO -- Egypt’s interior minister survived an assassination attempt Thursday when two explosions targeted his convoy en route to the ministry, state media and the Interior Ministry reported.
Mohamed Ibrahim was unhurt but a driver and several...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:03 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Globo, the media group that dominates Brazil’s market and has become a target of the widespread protests in the country, has apologized for supporting the military dictatorship that took over almost 50 years ago.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:35 PM
MEXICO CITY — Mexicans are shocked — shocked! — to learn that their American neighbors have been spying on them. What’s more, the Americans have been helping the Mexican government become better at spying!
Mexico is the latest...