| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:12 AM
South Vietnamese and Cambodian orphans are carried from evacuation plane at Los Angeles International Airport in white cardboard boxes that served as bassinettes for the trip from the Philippines....
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In the world of succulents, the hundreds of species and cultivars of the hoya genus stand out. They are in the milkweed family, second only to orchids in the diversity of their flower forms and shapes.
Lowland tropicals, hoyas are native to Southeast...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women.
Working with colleagues...
| Aug 24, 2013
In a hardscrabble district of South El Monte, near a decommissioned missile site, tucked away behind a warehouse filled with Chinese sunglasses, lies a secret orchard bearing a rare and mysterious Asian fruit. It's the work of a wealthy Taiwanese man,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:57 AM
A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Two men have been arrested in Thailand after singer Rihanna posted a picture with an endangered animal they were allegedly using to sell photo ops on the island of Phuket.
The "Stay" songstress, who is no stranger to racy selfies, posted one...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:03 PM
This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors.
Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
| Jun 9, 2013
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A former USC professor was named Monday to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list after he was indicted for sex crimes against children abroad, FBI officials said.
Walter Lee Williams became the 500th person to make the FBI's top list, officials said....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 3:06 PM
USC is "fully cooperating" with federal authorities investigating an ex-professor accused of child sex crimes who was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, university officials said.
In a statement issued Tuesday, USC confirmed that Walter Lee Williams,...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Linda Beuret and her husband, Peter, traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia in January to sail on the Mekong River, which had been a dream of theirs.
"We were amazed at the Mekong River and all the people who live on the river without stepping on land," she...