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  • Facing the death of a pet is never easy

    Q: My 13-year-old dog passed away last month. I'm grateful I was able to be with him when he passed away at home. My buddy did have a full checkup two months before. The veterinarian had asked about any changes in the dog's behavior. While standing in the...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Revolution' on NBC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Revolution' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- Revolution In the season premiere Neville...
  • Military interventions rarely fulfill their goals

    PARIS -- Military interventions by powerful nations into lesser ones, such as now continues in Mali (and Afghanistan), and is being urged by many into the Syrian civil war, are inherently reckless since even the most powerful states can have the whole...
  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Jihadism in N. Africa gets US attention

    PARIS -- I watched some of the Washington Sunday political talk shows this week on international television. The participants' main foreign preoccupation seemed to be the potential threat to America of al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb and the other bands...
  • The cover-up unravels

    Now we know. Or at least we know more than we did about what happened at Benghazi, and, even more telling, what happened afterward. And there's doubtless more to come. With each congressional hearing, with each appearance by another whistleblower, the...
  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski

    Archbishop Thomas Wenski
    Last week: The extraordinary call of Pope Francis for prayer and fasting to avert the folly of U.S. military intervention in Syria. He called for a political — not a military solution to the humanitarian crisis that is Syria today, with two...
  • Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million

    Syria's lost generation: Number of refugee children reaches 1 million
    The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives. U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
  • Al Jazeera affiliate among four TV stations ordered closed in Egypt

    CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the closing of four television stations, including an Al Jazeera affiliate, in an escalating government crackdown to silence media criticism and intimidate journalists. The military has been sensitive to...
  • 'Massive' dust storm to temper tropics - at least for a week

    'Massive' dust storm to temper tropics - at least for a week
    We probably won't see any tropical storms form near Africa, at least for the next week or so, thanks to a massive dust storm that kicked up over the Sahara Desert this week. According to Jeff Masters, chief meteorologist of Weather Underground, the dust...
  • Bombino mixes rock, global perspectives

    Bombino mixes rock, global perspectives
    Guitarist Bombino's performance at a wedding in the desert city of Agadez, Niger, six years ago was, in some ways, a typical job. Then 27, he had been playing music since childhood and toured globally as a member of the band Tidawt. But this gig became...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa homeless deserve dignity

    I was shocked and saddened to learn that two homeless people died alone on a frigid night last week in Costa Mesa ("2 homeless people found dead," Jan. 16). Every person deserves dignity. Every person deserves help. It prompted me to research Costa Mesa'...