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  • Delegates fail to reach a compromise at International Whaling Commission meeting

     
    AGADIR, Morocco — An international effort to truly limit whale hunting collapsed Wednesday, leaving Japan, Norway and Iceland free to keep killing hundreds of mammals a year, even raiding a marine sanctuary in Antarctic waters unchecked. The breakdown...
  • On the Spot: British Airways' silent treatment toward ailing passenger doesn't help its reputation

    On the Spot: British Airways' silent treatment toward ailing passenger doesn't help its reputation
    Question: In 2007, my husband, Neil, and I booked two tickets on British Airways to London. Neil was receiving chemotherapy so we could not fly. British Airways advised us to submit our refund request in writing along with a doctor's note, which we did on...
  • On the Spot: Here, don't have a seat

    On the Spot: Here, don't have a seat
    Question: On Oct. 16, I bought two tickets from Delta Air Lines through Chase Rewards for $794.80. We paid $599.86 plus 19,494 points. We received a trip confirmation letter from Chase, with a Delta logo, giving our flight numbers, departure times and...
  • Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle

    Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle
    In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
  • New York's Erie Canal by boat

    New York's Erie Canal by boat
    "Now I know what's meant by 'steering committee,'" the lock tender said with a laugh as the water, rushing through the sluice gates of Erie Canal Lock 32, raised us to his level. Karin was at the tiller of Seneca, our 42-foot charter boat, and I had my...
  • Mexico attorney general is replaced

    Mexico attorney general is replaced
    Mexico's attorney general, a key figure in the government's war on drug cartels, resigned Monday as part of a Cabinet shake-up announced by beleaguered President Felipe Calderon. Atty. Gen. Eduardo Medina Mora stepped down after severe criticism from...
  • Mexico violence is actually down, the numbers show

    Mexico violence is actually down, the numbers show
    This just in: Mexico may not be as violent as everyone thinks. Yes, a drug war has killed more than 11,000 people since the end of 2006. Severed heads and heaps of bodies turn up as traffickers battle Mexican forces and one another. Some days, the...
  • 12 slain in Mexico were federal police officers

    Marking a gruesome new setback in the war on drug gangs, Mexican authorities said Tuesday that 12 people found tortured and fatally shot in the western state of Michoacan a night earlier were federal police officers. Officials said the slayings were...
  • Cool drinks: Aguas frescas beat the SoCal heat

    Cool drinks: Aguas frescas beat the SoCal heat
    ON COUNTERS of neighborhood taquerías and Oaxacan restaurants, at Salvadoran farmers market stands and Eastside backyard parties, even at swank Hollywood restaurants, you can see the huge glass vitroleros, beehive-shaped jars filled with aguas frescas...
  • New wine bars in old-town settings

    In the maybe-not-such-strange-bedfellows sweepstakes, wine shops that are also wine bars with food are lately the darlings of city redevelopment folks all over Southern California. And it's hard to argue with the sense that they're just the thing to...
  • Going coinless can have its benefits

    Change comes easily in this eager-to-please town, which is why one Hollywood restaurant's decision to banish it (in its monetary form at least) is raising eyebrows. If you pay your bill in cash at Charcoal, an American grill in the ArcLight complex --...