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  • Contentious referendum looks to seal Crimea fate

    PEREVALNE, Ukraine — Shortly after hundreds of polling stations opened across the breakaway Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea on Sunday, it became increasingly clear that after 23 years of being part of the Ukraine Crimean peninsula washed...
  • Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels

    Syrian war is slipping from the hands of battered rebels
    ARSAL, Lebanon — The battle is not going well for rebels dug in across the nearby brown hills in Syria, where pro-government forces were closing in Saturday on the opposition stronghold of Yabroud. Syrian insurgents and their many supporters on...
  • Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board

    Missing Malaysia plane inquiry focuses on the 239 on board
    BEIJING — Like an Agatha Christie whodunit, the investigation of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now focusing on a finite circle of suspects: the 227 passengers and 12 crew members of the missing plane. While loath to call...
  • At low point for state GOP, gubernatorial rivals make their pitches

    At low point for state GOP, gubernatorial rivals make their pitches
    BURLINGAME, Calif. — The two leading candidates to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown's reelection bid put their clashing brands of conservatism on display Saturday at a state Republican convention where party loyalists conceded their election prospects...
  • Russian troops tighten grip in Crimea on eve of secession vote

    Russian troops tighten grip in Crimea on eve of secession vote
    BAKHCHISARAI, Ukraine — A day before a controversial referendum calling for Crimea to secede from Ukraine, Russian troops continued to tighten their grip on the strategic region as protests over the legitimacy of the vote continued from Kiev to...
  • Condoleezza Rice analyzes Ukraine crisis at California GOP convention

    Condoleezza Rice analyzes Ukraine crisis at California GOP convention
    BURLINGAME, Calif. — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that the crisis unfolding in the Ukraine was the direct result of Russian control of oil in that region of the world and emphasized that the United States needed to...
  • China's thirst for milk gives U.S. dairy farms a boost

    China's thirst for milk gives U.S. dairy farms a boost
    FALLON, Nev. — The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis. Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory...
  • Malaysia leader: Plane's disappearance was deliberate

    Malaysia leader: Plane's disappearance was deliberate
    BEIJING -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 was diverted due to “deliberate action” by either a passenger or crew member. He also said the Boeing 777 might have flown for as long...
  • Bring it on, Texas!

    Bring it on, Texas!
    Here's a response to Rick Perry for his latest attempt to woo California businesses to Texas that the Lone Star State governor might understand: Bring it on. Perry, whose state just poached L.A.-based Occidental Petroleum Corp., plans another swing...
  • New U.S. charges against diplomat rile India

    New U.S. charges against diplomat rile India
    MUMBAI, India — The Indian government Saturday expressed its displeasure with the U.S. Justice Department for refiling criminal charges against a diplomat whose arrest in New York last year on charges of underpaying her domestic help caused a crisis...
  • Most L.A. County cities failing to protect historic sites, study says

    Most L.A. County cities failing to protect historic sites, study says
    Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy. The "Preservation Report Card" assigns an F to 51...