| Mar 29, 2010
| 7:04 PM
MOSCOW -- Terror returned to the heart of Russia, with two deadly suicide bombings on the Moscow subway at rush hour, including an attack at the station beneath the headquarters of the secret police.
At least 38 people were killed and more than 60...
| Apr 14, 2011
I've always loved Passover, ever since I was a little girl. Long before I understood it as the Festival of Freedom that celebrates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt, to me it was the holiday of difference. Indeed, it was — and...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 1:00 PM
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will succeed Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) as the chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus in the 112th Congress, which convenes in January.
The Entertainment Industries Caucus was established...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 8:16 AM
MOSCOW -- In the wake of the deadly bombing of Russia's busiest airport, President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday fired a top official of the country's transport police and lashed out at "passive" officers who guard the country's transport centers....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Aydin was an Iranian mountaineer who had climbed 572 steps to the top of the Cascade — a towering architectural feat in the heart of Yerevan that now houses the Cafesjian Center for the Arts — with his wife.
On a South Caucasus road trip,...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 5:52 PM
Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway.
The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:57 PM
On a mild summer day, itching to get out of Yerevan, I took a Soviet minibus known locally as a marshutka to the northern Armenian city of Vanadzor. After weeks in the congested capital, Vanadzor's lush landscapes, wide spaces and crisp air put me at...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:01 AM
The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards.
The city should have 14...
| May 31, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Dr. Edward Skillen, D.O., a clinical cardiologist affiliated with Bon Secours Hampton Roads, suggests these three steps to improve your heart health:
1. Follow a plant-based diet as much as possible – with no animal protein.
-For breakfast, skip...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:46 PM
“The motherland is best loved from afar,” I was told several times en route to Armenia late last month.
When I arrived in Yerevan, the country’s capital and its largest city, this cautionary advice lingered in my mind as I rode by...
| Nov 17, 2008
In recent days, there has been a remarkable change in Western opinion about the August war between Georgia and Russia over my homeland of South Ossetia. The New York Times, the BBC and Human Rights Watch have reported extensive evidence of U.S.-armed...
| Jul 15, 2009
| 1:40 PM
TEHRAN, Iran - A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people nose-dived into a field after taking off from the Iranian capital on Wednesday in a fiery crash that shredded the aircraft and killed everyone aboard.
Witnesses say the plane's tail was on fire...