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  • HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money

    HSBC to Pay $1.9 Billion for Laundering Money
    Global banking giant HSBC will pay $1.92 billion in a record settlement with U.S. regulators to resolve money-laundering allegations. The U.S. Treasury said Tuesday that HSBC allowed hundreds of millions of dollars from Mexican drug trafficking...
  • The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense

    The Latest: Crusading for 'Sight'; the same old Sense
    Hope in Sight Aisha Simjee, MD White Spruce Press; 240 pages Aisha Simjee is a tough cookie. On her first mission trip as an ophthalmologist, the Newport Beach resident flew to Guyana and set up her equipment in an unused school building. Shortly...
  • President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar

    President Obama Makes Historic Visit to Myanmar
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
  • Clinton's final lap turns into a sprint

    When Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac. The three-nation trip was likely the last...
  • 6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Myanmar

    6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Myanmar
    MYANMAR -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck north-central Myanmar early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported to be only 6.2 miles deep. The agency originally reported the magnitude to be 7.0 but revised that number...
  • Community & Clubs: Community service riddle

    What do you get when you open your doors to the Red Cross for a blood drive, the fire department for CPR training and a delicious grilled lunch, a Semper Fi military honor ceremony, the Orange County Woodworkers Assn. for a woodworking service project,...
  • Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life

    Southeast Asian sweets add variety to life
    Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs. Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
  • Photos: Historic elections in Myanmar

    <b>Photos: </b>Historic elections in Myanmar
  • Public consequences of pop stars' private gigs

    Public consequences of pop stars' private gigs
    When pop stars Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado and 50 Cent recently said they'd renounced millions of dollars they'd received for performing for members of Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi's family, they drew attention to a growing and controversial...
  • Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen master

    Robert Aitken dies at 93; American Zen master
    Robert Aitken, an influential American Zen master and writer who emphasized a path to enlightenment through social action, died of pneumonia Thursday in a Honolulu hospital. He was 93. His death was confirmed by Roland Sugimoto, administrator of Honolulu...
  • PASSINGS: John R. Alison, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez, Stephen E. Fleischman

    PASSINGS: John R. Alison, Genaro 'Chicanito' Hernandez, Stephen E. Fleischman
    John R. Alison Decorated WWII ace fighter pilot John R. Alison, 98, a World War II fighter pilot who helped lead a daring and unprecedented Allied air invasion of Burma, died of natural causes Monday at his home in Washington, D.C., his family said....
  • U.S. easing sanctions on Myanmar after elections

     
    The Obama administration will send an ambassador to Myanmar and begin easing financial, foreign aid and travel sanctions in recognition of the long-isolated country’s first free and fair parliamentary elections, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...