| Jun 23, 2010
| 4:35 PM
AGADIR, Morocco â 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...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 10:00 AM
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...
| May 1, 2011
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...
| Jan 23, 2011
"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...
| Sep 8, 2009
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...
| Aug 22, 2009
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...
| Jul 15, 2009
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...
| Jul 2, 2008
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...
| Aug 8, 2007
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...
| Feb 27, 2008
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 --...