| Aug 20, 2011
| 9:26 PM
Every now and then, it's valuable to look back at our roots to understand how where we came from has shaped who we are today.
As Americans, we are raised on the belief that it is our God-given right to forge our own destiny. This birthright was handed...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Los Angeles police raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Reseda that was an apparent front for an interstate drug-trafficking operation, arresting six people and seizing 20 pounds of cocaine, among other items.
| Oct 27, 2009
Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who created a nonsurgical way of treating clubfoot in infants that prevented a lifetime of disability, died Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic. He was 95 and had suffered a stroke...
| May 28, 2009
Maria Amelia Lopez
Blogger began when she was 95
Maria Amelia Lopez, 97, a Spanish great-grandmother who described herself as the world's oldest blogger -- and became a Web sensation as she mused on events current and past -- died May 20 in her hometown...
| Nov 17, 2009
Popular '60s TV actor
Dennis Cole, 69, a handsome blond actor who had numerous TV guest-star roles beginning in the 1960s and was married to "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith for a time, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort...
| Apr 22, 2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee who took the organization from financial instability and turmoil and steered it to global influence and prosperity, only to see his legacy tarnished by the specter of doping...
| Jan 17, 2010
When President Obama announced plans in April to spend $13 billion in federal stimulus funds on developing high-speed rail in America, he invoked the usual role models -- Japan, China and France -- as examples of fast-train culture.
He also praised...
| Nov 17, 2007
Someone finally told Hugo Chavez to shut up, and the Spanish-speaking world can hardly stop talking about it.
The verbal slap to the Venezuelan president came from none other than King Juan Carlos I of Spain, providing fodder for satirists from Mexico...
| Aug 14, 2007
Priorat, the boutique wine region southwest of Barcelona known for its distinctive, staggeringly expensive red wines, is coming of age. The number of wineries here has nearly doubled in five years, acres of new vineyards are being planted, and even the...
| Oct 24, 2007
The cobblestone streets of the village of Hornija follow the slopes of the hills in this remote corner of Spain's Bierzo region -- which is to say they are steep, uneven and treacherous. Here, piles of stones pass for houses. A crude communal laundry pool...
| Apr 26, 2007
SEVENTY YEARS AGO, on April 26, 1937, at 4:40 in the afternoon when the stone-walled, medieval Basque town of Guernica was packed with peasants, shoppers and refugees for its Monday afternoon market along the riverfront, a church bell rang out. The...
| Sep 16, 2007
An exhibition at a New York museum celebrating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade -- a band of left-wing, largely communist American volunteers who fought against Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War about 70 years ago -- is criticized by anti-Stalinist...