| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:57 AM
A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut.
Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:57 PM
As the bumbling President Barack Obama attempts Tuesday night to persuade Americans to follow his stumbling lead into a Syrian civil war, some notes:
•America's constant and faithful ally, Great Britain, shocked Obama by refusing to join him in a...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:24 PM
I had been teaching since Christ was a corporal. That’s a long time. In retrospect, one of the most appealing aspects of teaching was mentoring kids according to the parameters of the animated character Buzz Lightyear: “To infinity and beyond!...
| Aug 24, 2013
In a hardscrabble district of South El Monte, near a decommissioned missile site, tucked away behind a warehouse filled with Chinese sunglasses, lies a secret orchard bearing a rare and mysterious Asian fruit. It's the work of a wealthy Taiwanese man,...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Thanks in large part to the U.S. government's Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) program, approximately 775,000 metric tons of U.S. agricultural products, valued at more than $267 million, were sold and or negotiated at the...
| Mar 20, 2013
This is the time of year when many events are happening. To make everything a bit more stressful, most people are hurriedly trying to gather all the records they need for their taxes. I feel sorry for all those involved with tax preparation. Few of them...
| Mar 22, 2013
Those of us of a certain age remember the Vietnam War. Many served in Vietnam or had brothers or sons who did.
Others, like me, came home from school and watched it on television every day on the news. Vietnam was the first war to come into the American...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Our government historically has armed soldiers with the technology necessary to succeed on the battlefield, enabling them to topple targets like Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Washington finally is recognizing the importance of technology on the home...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Rugs have been appearing on shoulders and wrists and backs, carried as colorful, one-of-a-kind purses and handbags. These modern carpetbags use kilim (flat weave), dhurries (hand-woven, vegetable-dyed cotton), suzani (embroidered cotton or silk) and...
| Jun 9, 2013
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:11 PM
A former USC professor was named Monday to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted fugitives list after he was indicted for sex crimes against children abroad, FBI officials said.
Walter Lee Williams became the 500th person to make the FBI's top list, officials said....