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  • Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago

    Three famous warships sprang from the shipyard's first Navy contract 120 years ago
    The first three Navy construction contracts won by Newport News Shipbuilding in late January 1894 marked not only a milestone moment for the barely 8-year-old yard but also the birth of three ships that became famous warriors. Awarded on Jan. 22, 1894,...
  • HAF Project Mart Picks Pang, Mendoza, Benegal

    HONG KONG - Asian film-making talent including Brillante Mendoza, Dev Benegal and Jun Robles Lana will line up in March with projects at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF). Some 29 projects will be pitched to co-producers, investors and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Filipinos start over in city wiped out by typhoon

    Filipinos start over in city wiped out by typhoon
    TACLOBAN, Philippines — Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape. Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal...
  • 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...
  • Philippine Muslim rebels agree to cease-fire, still hold hostages

    Philippine Muslim rebels who have laid siege to the port city of Zamboanga for six days agreed to a cease-fire Friday to allow negotiations with the government but continued to hold more than 100 hostages, local media reported early Saturday. Sporadic...
  • Pictures in the News | September 11, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, with a photo memorializing New York City Firefighter Robert James Crawford, who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His photo was placed at memorial by his family as they came to the...
  • Typhoon Haiyan damage to Philippines detected from space

    Typhoon Haiyan damage to Philippines detected from space
    Typhoon Haiyan's devastation of the Philippines can be detected from space, and NASA scientists have produced a map to help direct aid efforts. Using data from Italian satellites, a rapid-response team from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La...
  • China increases aid to Philippines after drawing fire

    China increases aid to Philippines after drawing fire
    BEIJING -- Stung by criticism that it was playing politics with disaster, the Chinese government said it was contributing money and aid worth $1.64 million to typhoon victims in the Philippines. Beijing has come under fire at home and abroad for...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Philippines for typhoon relief effort

    U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in Philippines for typhoon relief effort
    CEBU, Philippines -- With pressure mounting to speed up the distribution of aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, the U.S. aircraft carrier George Washington and its strike group arrived Thursday in the Philippines, and officials said relief flights could...