| Aug 21, 2010
Bagpiper played at D-day invasion
Bill Millin, 88, a Scottish bagpiper who defied enemy fire as he led comrades into battle at the 1944 D-day landings in Normandy, France, died Wednesday at a hospital in Torbay, England, after a short...
| Aug 26, 2010
Controversial German theater director
Christoph Schlingensief, 49, a controversial German theater director and performance artist, died of lung cancer Saturday. His death was announced by organizers of the Ruhr Triennale cultural...
| Nov 22, 2011
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Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Dec 9, 2011
Robert Lawrence Balzer, a wine critic and educator who wrote an influential column in The Times for three decades during a career that stretched from the post-Prohibition era through the explosion of the California wine industry he championed, has died....
| Nov 27, 2011
What traveler hasn't landed in a dreamed-of destination and found it crawling with tourists, fast-food franchises, name-brand stores and dollar-a-beer bars? The good bones of Charleston, S.C., which made the World Monuments Fund's list of imperiled...
| Jun 16, 2011
On an early summer night, I'm enjoying sitting at a sidewalk table taking in the street action in front of the Spice Table, a 3-month-old Vietnamese-Singaporean restaurant in Little Tokyo. People are walking by, rushing past on their way inside or to some...
| Aug 14, 2007
The ancient Khmer city of Angkor in Cambodia was the largest preindustrial metropolis in the world, with a population near 1 million and an urban sprawl that stretched over an area similar to modern-day Los Angeles, researchers reported Monday.
| Sep 1, 2008
Sen. John McCain and his campaign surrogates have been making a lot of his military experience lately, hoping to convince Americans that one man's military record versus another's lack of one should determine who would be the best president.
| Nov 25, 2007
When Modern Library brought out the 20th edition of David Halberstam's Vietnam War classic, "The Best and the Brightest," in 2001, the publishing house made a surprising choice to write the foreword: hawkish Republican presidential contender John McCain....
| Dec 27, 2007
As The Times prepares to endorse a presidential candidate for the first time in more than 35 years, the editorial board will examine the candidates' stances on issues through our own sense of the meaning of some essential American values. How much have...
| Mar 10, 2008
A new city has risen out of a swamp south of the winding Saigon River, part of a real estate boom that is reshaping lifestyles in developing Vietnam and enriching some speculators.
The smooth roads, condominiums, apartments, offices, convenience stores...