| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
MADRID - Mitra Farahani's portrait of Iranian artist Bahamn Mohasses, "Fifi Howls With Happiness" topped the International Competition at the 16th Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI), which wrapped Sunday.
Distinguished with a...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Do crime-free zones around schools and other places where children gather actually protect children?
The question will be aired in the next session of the General Assembly because of two proposals, one that seeks to reduce the size of drug-free zones...
| Oct 20, 2013
HONOLULU — The giant sandbox known as Waikiki Beach, a sunny two-mile-long strip of paradise, welcomes 4.5 million tourists annually.
There's only one problem: The sand that makes the beach famous has been slipping into the sea for years,...
| Mar 17, 2014
The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission last week voted to prohibit Tesla from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers, a decision endorsed by the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers and Gov. Chris Christie. New Jersey is the third...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- Business groups gave mixed reviews to President Obama's State of the Union address.
They praised him for urging Congress to pass legislation overhauling the corporate tax code, making it easier to strike trade deals and reforming the...
| Mar 2, 2014
Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away.
Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos.
His opponent isn't...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As Napoleon found out at the turn of the 19th century, conquering all of Europe is easier said than done. But history may not dissuade Netflix from trying.
The streaming service will expand its footprint on the continent this year, as CEO Reed Hastings...
| Mar 19, 2014
Hey, Chicago. Think we can be on our best behavior for a few days in early April? You know, be our charming Midwestern selves.
That's all we can do. It's too much to hope for blue skies and 70s, though it would be helpful if we went a few days without...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
LONDON -- Danish production company Miso Film, in which FremantleMedia took a majority stake last year, has opened an office in Sweden, which is headed up by Sandra Harms.
The Swedish company, which will produce feature films and TV series for the...
| Jan 5, 2014
Re "Where the jobs are," Opinion, Jan. 2
Jeff Danziger's piece is a veiled call for protectionism.
He notes that in the last 20 years, the countries around the world that have ditched communism are now producing goods to sell to Americans. He says...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
ARTOIS, Calif. — Nestled in a corner of the Sacramento Valley known for its rice, almonds and walnuts, densely packed rows of manicured olive trees stretch toward the horizon.
This 1,700-acre spread is the domain of California Olive Ranch, an...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:32 PM
You might have heard that Honda is a net U.S. exporter, sending more U.S.-built cars to international markets than it imports into the U.S. for sale. But don't take the news at face value. Here's why. The automaker, which includes......