Archive for July 28th, 2013


Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni during a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Rome in May.

Israel, Palestinians to restart talks in Washington

Monday's meeting will mark the beginning of the first direct negotiations between the two sides since 2008.
Thousands of people have crowded the sand south of the Huntington Beach Pier, braving overcast skies for most of Sunday morning.
Gasoline Prices Dropping in Calif.

US gas prices up 8 cents over past 2 weeks

The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.67. Midgrade costs an average of $3.85 a gallon, and premium is $3.99.
Woodward Avenue runs through Midtown, a Detroit neighborhood that is reviving in the midst of the larger city's decline. In the background is downtown Detroit.

Reinvigorating a Detroit neighborhood, block by block

Throughout Detroit's long decline, city planners and ordinary people have launched countless plans to revive the city — casinos, downtown development, urban farms, artist hubs.

Man killed in collision on 101 Freeway

The incident occurred on the off-ramp from the westbound Ventura (101) Freeway at Balboa Boulevard in Encino.

Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 88

One of the nation's most highly decorated servicemen since Gen. Douglas MacArthur died Saturday surrounded by family at his home in Shalimar, after a long illness.
Pilgrims and residents gather on Copacabana Beach in Rio to await Pope Francis' final Mass on his trip to Brazil.

Millions gather on Rio Beach to hear pope deliver Sunday mass

The final event of Francis' five-day visit to heavily Catholic Brazil has helped him ride a crest of popularity that largely eluded his predecessor.

Calif. denies complaint from Carlos Slim's firm

The California Fair Political Practices Commission says there's insufficient evidence to support an allegation made against an immigrant rights group.
Protesters demonstrate against alleged NSA surveillance in Germany during a rally in Hannover, Germany, on Saturday.

Who spies on its citizens more, the United States or Europe?

European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, left, greets South African President Nelson Mandela in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1998. The two men have shaped their countries in dramatically different ways.

Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe and the countries they shaped

Before they came to power, Mandela and Mugabe had remarkably similar lives. But then their fortunes diverged.


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