| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
* Death toll could rise once isolated coastal villages are
* Roads, airports and bridges destroyed
* U.S. sends Marines and sailors to help
* Aquino considers martial law, or state of emergency, to
By Manuel Mogato and Roli Ng...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:30 PM
MANILA, Philippines — The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land smashed into the Philippines on Friday, forcing more than a million people to flee, flooding villages and raising fears of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The strongest typhoon in the world this year and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines' central islands on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground or take refuge in storm shelters.
Haiyan, a category-5...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Feng Xiaogang, the prolific Chinese director whose "Back to 1942" is China's submission for the foreign language Oscar this season, left his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. He's the first Chinese film director to have his...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
An ordinance targeting maternity hotels is not necessary, since the facilities are illegal under existing law, the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning said in a report.
Since February, a task force convened by the county Board of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:42 PM
California can be proprietary about earthquakes. Northridge, Loma Prieta, the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: These are the building blocks of our cultural identity, part of the heritage of the state.
And yet, it’s an abiding ironies of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:21 PM
At 10:17 a.m. Thursday, students at Rosemont Elementary School in Echo Park jumped under their desks as a simulated earthquake drill ensued and they followed firefighters' orders to drop, cover and hold on.
Some of the students had fake injuries --...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:59 AM
A group of alleged marijuana growers are expected to be charged Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
After a two-month operation, sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday served search warrants at four locations...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a decade of delays, a $100-million real estate development in the heart of Chinatown is getting underway as the changing neighborhood catches a wave of investment sweeping through downtown Los Angeles.
Work began this month on the Blossom Plaza...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 6:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television.
The social media frenzy that took place thousands of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. It was a comeback for the ages this week in San Francisco, where the crew of Oracle Team USA celebrated after winning the 17th race of the America's Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand. The...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:49 AM
BEIJING -- Millions of Chinese took to the Internet to protest the execution of a 37-year-old vendor who had stabbed to death two municipal officials he said arrested and beat him for hawking meat skewers without a license.
Xia Junfeng had argued that...