| May 11, 2012
| 5:34 PM
As German Gen. Erwin Rommel chased British forces across the North African desert, a stray Royal Air Force fighter crashed in the blistering sands of the Egyptian Sahara on June 28, 1942. The pilot was never heard from again. The damaged Kittyhawk P-40 --...
| May 18, 2012
| 9:41 AM
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Performed in a band during high school called 'Just Us', which consisted of a marimba, a congo drum, an acoustic guitar, and a stand-up bass played by another girl....
| May 24, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Cairo -- About half all Egypt's registered voters had cast ballots through the second and final day of the country's historic presidential election, a top elections official said Thursday.
Voting continued into the night Thursday. Farouk Sultan, head...
| May 29, 2012
Their friends and memories may be slipping away, but World War II veterans could still count on their neighbors Monday.
Hundreds saluted local service members at Costa Mesa's Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park and Mortuary.
Speakers at the 58th...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 12:22 PM
SANAA/OSLO (Reuters) - Fighting overshadowed the first meeting on Saturday of Yemen's new unity government, which is trying to avert civil war after a deal brokered by the country's Gulf neighbors for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.
| Jan 28, 2012
| 6:31 PM
A relative of Syrian PresidentBashar al-Assad, who has been an outspoken critic of the regime's brutal crackdown on protesters, is scheduled to speak this weekend in Irvine.
Majd Jadaan, the sister-in-law of al-Assad's brother, Maher al-Assad, left the...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:35 PM
James Reimbolt bid farewell to Hoover High School upon his graduation in 1940.
Now the World War II pilot has returned home, symbolically, at least, in the form of a Purple Heart awarded posthumously after he was shot down over Tunisia in 1943.
| Sep 23, 2008
| 2:46 PM
MAYBE THE evolution of the Israeli food scene over the last 25 years isn't the first thing that crosses your mind when you think about contemporary Israel. Maybe you're not even sure what Israeli cuisine is. But if it piques your interest, especially in...
| Apr 13, 2007
| 10:23 PM
One of the most dangerous scenes in the filming of "Sahara" involved a stunt man jumping off the backs of racing camels onto a moving train. The sequence was complicated by the refusal of the Malian mammals to run long distances.
"You have to keep...
| Sep 27, 2009
J.M.G. Le Clézio, translated from the French by C. Dickson
Verba Mundi/David R. Godine: 352 pp., $25.95
When Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, criticized the American literary establishment for its...
| Mar 15, 2009
'Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara'
Where: Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood
When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays,
3:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays
Price: $55 to $65
Contact: (310) 208-5454
| Apr 11, 2009
David W. Scott, an artist and art historian who served as founding director of the National Museum of American Art, played a key role in expanding the National Gallery of Art and shepherded the Corcoran Gallery of Art through a difficult time after a...