| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:37 PM
BEIJING — A massive search was underway Sunday for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, focusing on a spot off the southern coast of Vietnam where two large oil slicks were reported. But there were, so far, no clues to why the China-bound flight...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:30 AM
BERKELEY — The Vienna Philharmonic is an orchestra that has always been gripped by as well as in the grip of history — the history of Western music, of which it has played a significant part, and the history of Vienna, of which it has also...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Regresa Austria, entra Rusia y salen Corea del Sur y la India
Madrid, 12 mar (EFE).- El Campeonato del Mundo de Fórmula Uno de 2014, que comienza este fin de semana con el Gran Premio de Australia, estará compuesto por diecinueve grandes premios,...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The sound of a woman descending into madness is rich and piercing — and oddly beautiful.
In a quiet rehearsal room at the Los Angeles Opera, music director James Conlon gathers about half a dozen people around a grand piano. Among them is...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Visit Vienna as a tourist and you aren't likely to see kids like Ramasan, the 11-year-old subject of docu director Sudabeh Mortezai's empathetically observed fiction debut, "Macondo." To find such foreigners, one must venture to the outskirts, where the...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.
Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
| Nov 10, 2013
Samuel Goetz was 14 when the Nazis rounded up Jews in his hometown of Tarnow, Poland, and killed thousands of them — his parents included — in the gas chambers at Belzec in southeast Poland.
A few months later, he too was forced out of...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Anyone who questions the danger of ski jumping needs only to look at video of three-time Olympic champion Thomas Morgenstern in Tauplitz, Austria, on Friday.
Training for a World Cup event, Morgenstern lost control in midflight, arms flailing and legs...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Eighteen current or former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials have been indicted in five separate criminal cases in connection with a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and misconduct inside the county's jails.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I have seven cocktail forks from the historic Planter House Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. How do I find out if they have any value?
A: Some readers may not know that many collectors treasure memorabilia, including tableware, from early railroads, ocean...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:02 AM
Seventy-five years ago, 7-year-old Susanne Goldsmith watched her father wave goodbye, clutching a handkerchief in a crowd of people at a railroad station in Vienna, Austria.
She and her 10-year-old brother had just boarded the Kindertransport, a rescue...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Robert Faturechi and Jack Leonard for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the arrests of Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials as part of a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of abuse and...