| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A Saudi princess living in Irvine was charged Wednesday with human trafficking after a Kenyan woman who worked in her home fled and contacted the police. Orange County prosecutors allege that Meshael Alayban forced the woman to work 16 hours a day,...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:45 PM
Pelagic thresher sharks, charcoal-eyed predators that patrol the world’s oceans, use their massive, scythe-like tails to slap schools of sardines, according to a new study published Wednesday in PLOS ONE.
The aqua-smack delivers a shock wave so...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian security forces blamed each other on Tuesday for the mob scenes that erupted around Pope Francis when he was dogged by a frantic crowd of faithful Catholics after his arrival in the country.
The chaotic crowds...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:28 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A gay Filipino immigrant who had been ordered deported won a reprieve from a federal appeals court Wednesday on the grounds he would be persecuted for his sexual orientation if sent back to the Philippines.
Dennis Vitug, 37, who has...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Editor's note: The following Chaplain's Corner column, by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson chaplain Lt. Col. Kenneth Reyes, was posted on JBER's website July 17 and subsequently removed on orders from 673d Air Base Wing commander Col. Brian Duffy. The...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Want to do something to make a difference during your summer vacation? It is easy: try a service vacation. Here are some voluntourism opportunities to consider:
· Florida Keys – Visitors who want to add an enriching element to their...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:03 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The T-Mobile New Horizons Intl. Film Festival, which unspools July 18-28, will open with this year's Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color" by Abdellatif Kechiche. Poland's biggest film fest will close with the Polish premiere of Malgoska...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:09 PM
A former USC professor who was named this week as one of the FBI's most-wanted fugitives after being indicted for alleged sex crimes against children overseas has been captured in Mexico, the bureau said Tuesday night.
Walter Lee Williams, 64, was...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:53 PM
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas was expected to arrive in Los Angeles as early as Wednesday night after he was captured in a coastal town in Mexico, federal authorities told The Times.
Walter Lee Williams,...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 11:59 PM
A former USC professor who was indicted in sex crimes against children overseas arrived late Wednesday in Los Angeles after he was arrested in Mexico, the FBI said.
Walter Lee Williams, 64, who was added this week to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:07 AM
An initial appearance in federal court in Los Angeles is expected Thursday for Walter Lee Williams, a former USC professor charged with sex crimes against children. Williams, 64, was hiding in plain sight in Mexico, where he was arrested this week, Bill...