| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes.
The State Department's...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Is the illusion of safety just as good as actually being safe?
Or, put another way, does the State Department’s worldwide travel alert issued Friday that warns of an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist threat make you feel not just more informed but more...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON -- Britain announced Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen this weekend, a move that suggests London may believe a terrorist threat causing concern in Washington emanates from Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s Yemen-...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 8:24 AM
SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt -- The deadly protests and political turbulence that have swept Egypt in recent months are keeping Western tourists away from the resorts, beaches and famous scuba diving waters across the southern Sinai Peninsula.
"This summer is...
| Sep 15, 2013
On Sept. 6, the State Department issued a warning for southeastern Turkey, recommending that U.S. citizens "defer non-essential travel" to that area. The department allowed non-emergency personnel and families to leave its consulate in Adana. Adana is...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:00 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya’s security forces were reported to be closing in on Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen holding hostages in an upscale shopping mall late Sunday, as a major explosion rocked the building around nightfall.
Earlier Sunday, Israeli...
| Dec 12, 2012
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| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Northern California weather: Snow and rain fell across much of Northern California on Monday, prompting some travel advisories and power outages as the first serious storm of the season hit the region....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Weather experts are predicting strong winds Thursday night in what one meteorologist described as L.A. County's "first widespread Santa Ana event of the year, strongest one we've had so far."...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Road closures from a workers' rights protest Wednesday afternoon near LAX have all been lifted, authorities said, and traffic into the airport has returned to normal -- or as normal as traffic can be the day before Thanksgiving. The roughly......
| May 21, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Two people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in overnight street battles in Beirut between groups that support and oppose Syria's rulers, raising fears that Lebanon could be drawn into the conflict of its larger neighbor....