| Aug 11, 2013
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THE BEST WAY TO BRAZIL RESORTS
From LAX, Copa, US Airways, United, American, LATAM and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes) to Rio de Janeiro. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $991, including taxes and fees.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:12 PM
International stars in sports such as baseball, hockey and basketball have long been afforded special immigration status to play on U.S. teams. Think David Beckham, the former Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player from Britain, or Dodgers rookie phenom Hyun-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:38 AM
As Major League Baseball opened its historic Monday of drug suspensions with 12 players reportedly accepting 50-game suspensions -- and with discipline of the game’s active home run leader, Alex Rodriguez, likely still to come -- a scientist laid...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Spouses in same-sex marriages will be given the same preferential consideration in their visa applications now enjoyed by those in opposite-sex marriages, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday.
Kerry made the announcement in the consular...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When a Cold War-era acquaintance of Garry Davis' complained that U.S. passport restrictions kept him from visiting Iron Curtain countries, Davis did just what you would expect of World Citizen No. 1.
He took a rubber stamp to the young man's passport...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the United States on suspicion of leaking national security secrets, isn’t the only person to have been caught in the diplomatic limbo of an airport transit zone.
Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian-born refugee,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Asian American advocates are urging people who want to sponsor a family member for an immigration visa to apply now, in case Congress eliminates the preferences.
The massive immigration bill passed by the Senate in June would no longer allow United...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden will not face the death penalty or torture if he is returned to the United States to face espionage charges, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has assured his Russian counterpart in an effort to dissuade Moscow from...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:32 PM
A Saudi woman has been arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of human trafficking after a Kenyan domestic worker fled an Orange County home and reported she was held against her will as a slave.
Meshael Alayban, 42, was taken into custody Tuesday by...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Authorities are investigating whether four other women from the Phillippines found living with a woman described as a Saudi princess in Irvine were forced to work as slaves.
The Saudi woman, 42-year-old Meshael Alayban, was charged Wednesday with one...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A Saudi princess living in Irvine was charged Wednesday with human trafficking after a Kenyan woman who worked in her home fled and contacted the police. Orange County prosecutors allege that Meshael Alayban forced the woman to work 16 hours a day,...