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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersFor a generation, LAPD homicide investigators kept alive the case of 28-year-old Japanese tourist Kazumi Miura, shot in the head on a featureless side street in the shadow of a Los Angeles urban icon: downtown's four-level freeway interchange. For...
Tags: Immigration, Death, Crimes, Lawyers, Hospitals and Clinics
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNow that the veil of secrecy surrounding "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" has been breached with hard drives and thousands of on-set photos missing and Lucasfilm lawyers swiftly squelching leaks it's time to map the 13-year odyssey...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA few weeks ago we headed out to average America's favorite LA gathering spot -- Hollywood and Highland -- to see just how much a regular person cares about the proposed writers' strike. There among the handprint gazers, the picture posers and the...
Gustave H. Shubert, who expanded the Rand Corp.'s research mission from military studies to analyses of education policy, crime-fighting and other domestic issues, died Nov. 25 of natural causes at a Los Angeles nursing home. He was 79. Shubert was...
Few Americans have ever heard of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev. But he is the reason that NASA was created and that we went to the moon. It is because of this anonymous Russian that we have federally backed college loans in this country and National Football...
June 8, 2008 Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical...
Tags: Politics, Immigration, Brigham Young, Marathon, Death
Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON — In turning to former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to take the reins at the Pentagon, President Bush has selected a low-key loyalist who is in many ways the opposite of outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Whereas Rumsfeld...
Tags: Defense, Politics, Wichita (Sedgwick, Kansas), Iraq, Government
ROBERT SERVICE is a professor of Russian history at St. Antony's College, Oxford, and author of the recently released "Comrades!: A History of World Communism."WHEN President Bush declared, at Tuesday's dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial in Washington, that communist regimes had been responsible during the 20th century for taking the lives of 100 million innocent people, he did not so much...
Tags: Politics, Death, Germany, Parties and Movements, Government
Times Staff WriterPARIS — Hammer pants, samurai pants, genie pants — the kinds of trousers you thought were gone forever were, believe it or not, the centerpiece of the Paris men's shows. After the skinny, cropped, mankle-baring looks in Milan, the big news...
Retired Air Force Gen. Charles Horner, who recently penned the Blowback " Boeing’s tanker tantrum," had an outstanding career in service to our country. Boeing's employees, who provide our soldiers, sailors and airmen with the products and...
The Times' Dec. 16 editorial, "Bush’s shoe toss,” takes an appropriate and interesting look at the "history of footwear and politics" and the reactions by President Bush and the Iraqis immediately following the incident. The Times notes how...
Wrapping up our week, today our two Iraq veterans discuss how Donald Rumsfeld's model of a lighter, faster Armed Forces has worked out in practice. Previously, they debated whether the surge is working, the pros and cons of involuntary service, the...
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