US & World

Pulitzer Prizes: LA Times, Daily Breeze honored

The Los Angeles Times took home two awards, while reporters at the smaller, Torrance-based Daily Breeze took home one for local reporting.


US, Ukraine start military training, defying Russian fury


Troops from the U.S. and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists.

The website uses the answers to questions about subjects such as music, sports and personal style to generate suitable English names.

So long 'Cinderella,' website helps Chinese find better English names

Lady Gaga and Cinderella are just some of the unusual English names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to help change that.

Migrant boat tragedy: Hundreds feared dead; EU holds emergency meeting

With 28 survivors reported and 24 bodies recovered, only a fraction of the hundreds of people who were reportedly on board are accounted for.

Mexico officials report capture of alleged Juarez cartel leader

Mexican security officials say they've captured the man accused of running the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.

Service held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing

About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil prior to Sept. 11, 2001.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead off North Africa coast

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Shroud of Turin goes back on display in Italy

The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.

Syria's minorities: Caught between ISIS and Assad

Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.

Sunken WWII aircraft carrier is found San Francisco

It fought in World War II and was used in two atomic bomb tests. Now the USS Independence has been located by an undersea survey team led by NOAA and the U.S. Navy.

When the World Bank does more harm than good

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off. But the bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

Boston Marathon surveillance raises privacy concerns long after bombing

Boston jurors in the marathon bombing trial watched a nine-minute video pieced together from different surveillance cameras — some with surprisingly high resolution.

Mexico implements plan to save endangered vaquita porpoise

There are fewer than 100 vaquitas left in the Sea of Cortez, the only place on Earth where they are found.

Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar,' Homeland chief says

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said it's too soon to say whether Wednesday's incident should prompt changes in security procedures.

The Chinese-Mexican cuisine born of US prejudice

An 1882 law banned Chinese immigrants from entering the country, driving tens of thousands to settle along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Al-Qaida captures major airport, oil terminal in south Yemen

The group seized control of a major airport, a sea port and an oil terminal in southern Yemen on Thursday, consolidating its hold on the country's largest province.