| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The owner of a Singapore-based company who was arrested in September in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud and bribery scheme that has rocked the U.S. Navy, is due in court this week in hopes of getting bail.
Leonard Glenn Francis, a 49-year-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:15 PM
SAN DIEGO - A second Navy officer was charged Wednesday with accepting bribes to steer lucrative work to a Singapore-based firm that provides services to ships in the Asia-Pacific region.
Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez is the fifth person charged in the...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN DIEGO — Eager to strengthen its ties with the U.S., the government of Thailand agreed not to charge for use of its docks and wharves when three Navy ships arrived in 2010 for a multi-nation exercise at sea.
So when a bill arrived weeks later...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:44 AM
An autopsy is pending for a USC student who was found dead over the weekend in his off-campus apartment.
Thu Yain "Roy" Kyaw, a 22-year-old sophomore from Singapore in the Marshall School of Business, was found dead in his bed Sunday night, said Sara...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:07 AM
BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the six other top officials reportedly were at Tiananmen Square on Monday when a vehicle crashed and exploded nearby, leaving five dead.
Although there is no indication that the physical safety of the leaders,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
A record 76 movies will vie for the 2014 foreign-language Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday, and the race looks to be wide open. Yet even as the narrowing-down to five final nominees has barely begun, the seemingly...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Dennie Gordon, who has directed U.S. films such as "What a Girl Wants" (2003) and "New York Minute" (2004) and numerous American TV shows, including "Burn Notice" and "30 Rock," recently helmed her first movie in China, "My Lucky Star." A romantic...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:05 AM
SINGAPORE -- Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel recorded yet another start-to-finish win at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to further extend his lead in the Formula One championship.
The German was in a class of his own under the Marina Bay lights,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:11 AM
Formula One changes things up a bit this weekend with a night race in Singapore, but that's unlikely to alter Sebastian Vettel's title march.
The 26-year-old Red Bull driver, in seeking his fourth consecutive Formula One championship, also is looking to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Abdul Wali Fadaei is proud of his family history.
His father died when he drove an explosives-laden car into the capital's upscale Hotel Inter-Continental in 2011, a brazen attack that killed 18 people, including seven...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:38 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A Navy officer and a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent were charged Tuesday with being part of a bribery scheme involving an executive of a Singapore-based marine services company.
Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz and NCIS...