| May 30, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur -- who has been dead for almost 15 years -- is alive and living in New Zealand.
The group -- called The Lulz Boat -- also posted what it said were...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 10:35 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The nine militants who targeted a Kabul hotel in a brazen attack killed nine other people, officials said Wednesday.
All the militants, who were prepared to be suicide bombers, died as well, officials said. Six detonated their...
| Feb 26, 2012
At 10:47 a.m. on Feb. 3, 1931, an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale shook the town of Napier, onNew Zealand'sNorth Island, killing 161 people. The fires that followed consumed all but a few reinforced concrete buildings. In 21/2 minutes,...
| Feb 26, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND
From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Napier is offered on Air New Zealand. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,118, excluding taxes and fees.
To call the numbers below from the U.S.,...
| Jun 15, 2011
Edward G. 'Ted' Jones
Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia
Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Henry Winkler is an actor, author, director and photographer, but if he were to pursue a new career, he says, he'd become a professional fly fisherman.
"There's no way I'd compare myself to any of the great fishermen out there," says Winkler, 66. "But...
| Jan 29, 2012
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
| May 17, 2011
Q: I love New Zealand sauvignon blanc but am getting bored. Can you recommend some other whites?
—Deborah Brill, Highland Park, Ill.
A: There are so many possibilities out there I want to name everything I can think of. So I tapped some of my wine...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 2:23 PM
In Thursday's Dining section, we profile Three Floyds brewery, or, more specifically, the frenzy, mania and hysteria that have coalesced to create what is known in craft beer circles as "The cult of Three Floyds." (See the story here.)
| Nov 29, 2010
From LAX, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific and Qantas all fly to Auckland, New Zealand, nearest major airport to Coromandel Town. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,328.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the...
| Dec 4, 2010
| 10:00 AM
Question: In 2007, my husband, Neil, and I booked two tickets on British Airways to London. Neil was receiving chemotherapy so we could not fly. British Airways advised us to submit our refund request in writing along with a doctor's note, which we did on...
| Dec 5, 2010
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...