| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Visit Vienna as a tourist and you aren't likely to see kids like Ramasan, the 11-year-old subject of docu director Sudabeh Mortezai's empathetically observed fiction debut, "Macondo." To find such foreigners, one must venture to the outskirts, where the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.
Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
| Nov 10, 2013
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland.
A few months later, he too was forced out of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Anyone who questions the danger of ski jumping needs only to look at video of three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern in Tauplitz, Austria, on Friday.
Training for a World Cup event, Morgenstern lost control in midflight, arms flailing and legs...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have seven cocktail forks from the historic Planter House Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. How do I find out if they have any value?
A: Some readers may not know that many collectors treasure memorabilia, including tableware, from early railroads, ocean...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Seventy-five years ago, 7-year-old Susanne Goldsmith watched her father wave goodbye, clutching a handkerchief in a crowd of people at a railroad station in Vienna, Austria.
She and her 10-year-old brother had just boarded the Kindertransport, a rescue...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the arrests of Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials as part of a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Even though I am proudly an American citizen, as a native-born Austrian I feel that pastries and cakes are my birthright. Austria lays claim to some of the world's most delicious baked goods, including delicate, crispy strudels filled with apples, sour...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Dateline: Home. The main take-away from my trip experience is that you can still find comfortable accommodations in smaller European cities for less than $100 a day and eat some great dinners for around $30 per person, including house wine, and lunches...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...