| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where an image of Jesus with flashing lights is displayed by a vendor at a stand outside La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles during El Dia De La Virgen De Guadalupe celebrations that include...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where more than 500 Santa Clauses, a few reindeer and one gingerbread man poured into downtown Los Angeles and surrounding bars of interest for SantaCon L.A. 2013....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 9:44 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When Nelson Mandela's sculpture was unveiled at the seat of government in Pretoria after his burial last month, no one noticed one small detail: a bronze rabbit nestled in his right ear.
The Department of Arts and Culture...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A big blue diamond has been found at a South African mine known for churning out famous diamonds, and the stone could be worth tens of millions of dollars.
The diamond, extracted from the Cullinan mine near Pretoria, is 29.6 carats.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:16 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Uganda's parliament on Friday passed tough anti-gay legislation that will punish those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality" with life in jail.
While same-sex marriage has been enshrined in a growing number of...
| Dec 22, 2013
It would be a mistake to think that the end of the Cold War also ended the threat posed by nuclear weapons. Nuclear-armed states continue to deploy huge arsenals of nuclear weapons, other states continue with their efforts to acquire nuclear weapons,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 10:27 AM
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A communications executive for media mogul Barry Diller went from relative obscurity to global pariah after an insensitive tweet about AIDS and Africa went viral.
Justine Sacco, a director of...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding on a Chinese restaurant for Christmas.
The Skinny: Another disappointing Sunday spent watching the Redskins blow a game. Fortunately, I've been reading the Johnny Carson biography by his former lawyer Henry Bushkin,...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fashion model Behati Prinsloo has plopped down on this particular couch in this particular atelier in downtown Los Angeles on this particular mid-December evening to talk about her new creative collaboration with L.A.-based denim label THVM. Thanks to a...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Danny Leclair snapped a photo of two toy grooms holding hands. He then sent the photo via email to his longtime partner, Aubrey Loots, with a question:
"Do you want to get married on a Rose Parade float?"
Loots agreed, and on New Year’s Day...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly two decades, warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in millions of deaths and cast the resource-rich region as the world capital of rape and crimes against humanity.