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  • Pictures in the News | September 16, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington DC, where at least four people were killed and several wounded in a shooting rampage, perhaps involving multiple shooters at the Washington Navy Yard....
  • 'Metro Manila' Is U.K.'s Foreign-Language Oscar Entry

    "Metro Manila," a Philippines-set crime thriller, is the U.K.'s submission for the foreign-language film award at the 86th Academy Awards. Though the film was shot in Manila, the Philippines capital, and in Tagalog, it was shot by British filmmaker...
  • L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme

    L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme
    A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...
  • Time and Tides: Teaching photography workshop in the Philippines

     
    By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times This month I teamed up with Magnum photographer Eli Reed and Armando Arorizo, owner of the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles, to hold the first South Pacific Photo Workshop in the Philippines. The setting was...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers
    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
  • O.C. prosecutors drop case against Saudi princess

    The story was shocking when it broke: A Saudi princess living in luxury in Irvine suspected of keeping a Kenyan woman as a modern-day slave. When Meshael Alayban, 42, was accused in July of forcing an employee to work long hours for little pay, Orange...
  • FBI: Ex-CEO of Naperville social agency flees U.S.

    FBI: Ex-CEO of Naperville social agency flees U.S.
    An executive who formerly ran a Naperville-based social service agency devoted to finding homes for children with special needs fled the country days before he was charged with diverting more than $200,000 from the agency, according to authorities. In a...
  • 10 things you might not know about notorious couples

    10 things you might not know about notorious couples
    It's one thing to be famous. It's quite another to be notorious, which is defined as "widely and unfavorably known." Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, demonstrated that last week when they were sentenced for financial crimes. Here are 10 other...
  • Busan Festival Unveils Huge Selection of Asian Dishes

    SEOUL - The Busan film festival will open with dance drama "Vara: A Blessing," the third film by Buddhist monk Khyentse Norbu, and the first time that the South Korean festival has not opened with either a local Korean or a Chinese film. The event...
  • 'Survivor: Philippines': Cookies? Angie is Cheryl from 'Miss Congeniality'

     
    What this tribe needs is cookies....
  • FBI agent accused of spending thousands at brothels in weapons case

     
    An undercover FBI agent investigating weapon smuggling in the Philippines spent thousands of taxpayer dollars at brothels and clubs known to offer prostitution, including one that local authorities later raided for hiring underage women, according to...
  • Imelda Marcos' infamous shoes damaged by termites, monsoon

     
    The shoes were the stuff of legend: pairs upon colorful pairs of pumps, flats and other footwear that evinced the lavish lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, the woman wed to deposed strongman Ferdinand Marcos.Thousands of showy shoes were found at the Manila...