| May 23, 2010
Maybe it was impetuous of me to hand that money over to the young woman in Soweto. Possibly it was imprudent to slip on the harness and ride the caged industrial elevator to the top of that mural-covered utility-tower-turned-bungee-venue. Certainly it was...
| Apr 11, 2010
I can stop looking now. I've found my dream island.
It's Salina, one of seven small Aeolian Islands (also known as the Lipari Islands) cast up by volcanoes in the Tyrrhenian Sea about 50 miles north of Sicily. They're accessible only by helicopter or...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was a relative of one of the Sept. 11 hijackers pleaded guilty Thursday in the bombing attack of a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.
Top military officials pointed to the plea as an example of the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:44 PM
MOSCOW — Ukraine's fugitive president turned up in Russia on Thursday and masked gunmen seized government buildings in the Crimean region as tension built over the direction of the country's revolution.
The day's developments left Russia trying to...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film "Captain Phillips," Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.
According to police,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
On a recent weekday morning, a Starline tour bus swung open its doors at Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey, and Australian tourists Laura Ross and Kate Lund surveyed the scene.
The faux maritime shopping center — with eateries and gift shops...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:13 PM
The Mississippi River reopened to water traffic with restrictions Monday afternoon after a weekend oil spill forced its closure, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the Port of New Orleans after 31,500...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:38 AM
A portion of the lower Mississippi River reopened Monday after a weekend oil spill, but another stretch remained closed, leaving 29 ships stuck, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials.
Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the port of...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 10:49 AM
The Newport Beach harbor has long attracted residents and visitors alike.
Beyond the allure of the water itself, ample opportunity for entertainment can be found along its shores. There is the Balboa Fun Zone with its iconic Ferris wheel, and a number...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 7:11 PM
NEW ORLEANS — A 65-mile stretch of the Mississippi River, including the Port of New Orleans, was closed to all water traffic Sunday as crews cleaned up oil that spilled from a barge after it ran into a towboat between Baton Rouge and New Orleans,...