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July 7, 2012 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - Not so long ago, if a senior U.S. official appearing in a high-profile setting were asked about corruption in Afghanistan, the response might have been a stern reminder that the government of President Hamid Karzai needed to do much more, and quickly, to fight graft and cronyism. On Saturday, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fielded just such a query as she stood next to Karzai in the tranquil, leafy compound of his presidential palace in Kabul, her reply was far more equivocal.
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WORLD
June 23, 2013 | By Sergei Loiko
MOSCOW - A plane from Hong Kong believed to be carrying the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden landed in the Russian capital late Sunday afternoon, and authorities said he was en route to Cuba. There were conflicting reports about what precisely happened to Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for leaking top-secret NSA information, once the flight landed at Sheremetyevo-2 Airport. He was not seen among the flight passengers emerging from passport control and customs.
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OPINION
September 13, 2006
Three cheers for your editorial on the need to refurbish Los Angeles International Airport's concessions (Sept. 11). As a traveler who has spent too many stopover hours there, I see that LAX is at the cutting edge of 1960s airport design and content. Terminal 2, in particular, has the ambience of a morgue but without the charm. Please let someone other than the city run it, and then L.A. might get an airport as vibrant and lively as the city. The alternative is that travelers such as myself will seek to avoid LAX, preferring instead to be an L.A.-ex.
WORLD
July 7, 2012 | By Laura King, Los Angeles Times
KABUL, Afghanistan - Not so long ago, if a senior U.S. official appearing in a high-profile setting were asked about corruption in Afghanistan, the response might have been a stern reminder that the government of President Hamid Karzai needed to do much more, and quickly, to fight graft and cronyism. On Saturday, when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fielded just such a query as she stood next to Karzai in the tranquil, leafy compound of his presidential palace in Kabul, her reply was far more equivocal.
TRAVEL
August 11, 1985 | TONI TAYLOR, Taylor, an authority on the travel industry, lives in Los Angeles.
One of the points to clarify in planning the air portion of your journeys is what destinations are "common rated" by the airline you'll be flying. Common rated means that the air fare is the same to or from two or more fairly close destinations, although the degree of closeness can vary considerably. In this fashion, you may be able to go to a farther point at no extra cost.
NEWS
May 22, 1999 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
TRAVEL
January 24, 1988 | LUCY IZON, Izon is a Canadian travel journalist covering youth budget routes.
Iceland is terribly expensive, but it is still possible for young travelers to plan interesting and economical stopovers. The best way to start is to take the airport bus service for the 30-mile trip into Reykjavik and head for one of the two youth hostels. The central hostel, Laufasvergur 41, has 60 beds, a members' kitchen and a travel service. There is a midnight curfew. The fee for members of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) is 370 krona (about $13 U.S.).
TRAVEL
March 6, 1988 | TONI TAYLOR, Taylor, an authority on the travel industry, lives in Los Angeles.
If you want to visit Honolulu and Fiji on your flight to New Zealand or Australia, or add stays in Budapest and Prague en route to Moscow, or roam around Lima or Panama City while bound for Rio de Janeiro, you may be able to do it at little or no extra charge through the use of stopovers. Many regular fares offer unlimited stopovers on an airline's route system within the mileage permitted for that flight.
NEWS
December 2, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II arrived home Monday, wrapping up a two-week, 30,000-mile tour after a stopover in Seychelles, where he celebrated Mass and prescribed marriage as the remedy for social instability. John Paul's remarks during a torrential downpour on a five-hour stopover in Seychelles--an Indian Ocean archipelago off the African coast--concentrated on one of the island nation's most serious problems, an illegitimacy rate estimated at more than 70%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A migrating gray whale has been in the harbor here for days, and officials don't know why it hasn't moved on. The 15-foot whale showed up Monday at the harbor entrance and has been swimming 100 to 500 yards offshore. "It's unusual for one to just stay there. They go from Baja to Alaska at this time of year," Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol Officer Monica Broumand said. "We don't know why he's hanging out. He doesn't seem to be trapped," Broumand said. "There are no apparent injuries."
SPORTS
February 6, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
The Kings arrived in Los Angeles in the wee hours Sunday morning, ending Part 1 of their annual February tour of North America. It was a happy flight home after Saturday's lengthy 4-3 shootout victory over the Calgary Flames, the Kings' first win in the Saddledome since December 2005 and one that lifted the team into the top eight in the NHL's Western Conference. Now comes the hard part. Because after doing some laundry and picking up the dry cleaning, the team leaves again Wednesday to continue its franchise-record streak of 10 road games with an eastern swing in which they will play six games and cover more than 5,000 miles in 12 days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A migrating gray whale has been in the harbor here for days, and officials don't know why it hasn't moved on. The 15-foot whale showed up Monday at the harbor entrance and has been swimming 100 to 500 yards offshore. "It's unusual for one to just stay there. They go from Baja to Alaska at this time of year," Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol Officer Monica Broumand said. "We don't know why he's hanging out. He doesn't seem to be trapped," Broumand said. "There are no apparent injuries."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2006 | Chris Lee, Times Staff Writer
About 35 hours into a frenetic three-day swing through the Southland last week, chart-topping R&B phenom Chris Brown was running behind schedule and decidedly low on energy. Uncharacteristically slouched in an overstuffed recliner backstage at the Gibson Amphitheatre, the 17-year-old Virginia native slid the brim of a black baseball cap down over his face, stifling the impulse to yawn. "I'm not tired yet," Brown said, "but I'm getting there."
OPINION
September 13, 2006
Three cheers for your editorial on the need to refurbish Los Angeles International Airport's concessions (Sept. 11). As a traveler who has spent too many stopover hours there, I see that LAX is at the cutting edge of 1960s airport design and content. Terminal 2, in particular, has the ambience of a morgue but without the charm. Please let someone other than the city run it, and then L.A. might get an airport as vibrant and lively as the city. The alternative is that travelers such as myself will seek to avoid LAX, preferring instead to be an L.A.-ex.
SPORTS
September 10, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Just passing through, Jon Court rode favored Diligent Prospect to a four-length win Friday in the $60,000 Foothill Stakes at Fairplex Park as the 16-day Los Angeles County Fair meet began. "Now I'm off to Kentucky, to visit a lot of friends," said Court, who was based in Kentucky until he joined the major-track circuit in Southern California in March 2004. Court will return to California when the Oak Tree meet opens at Santa Anita on Sept. 28.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
The State Department on Friday canceled a weekend visit to Little Saigon by Vietnamese Communist Party leaders after Westminster officials said they could not guarantee their safety. The trip to the largest Vietnamese community in the United States was planned by the Vietnamese government and intended as a gesture of goodwill to improve relations with expatriates who fled or emigrated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2000 | STACY BROWN
The ship came in for 80 local travelers Thursday. For the first time in 27 years, a cruise ship--the 500-passenger Radisson Seven Seas Navigator--docked in the harbor to pick up passengers. The ship was met by a number of local officials, along with 80 passengers who boarded to set sail for Alaska.
NEWS
April 27, 1986 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
President Reagan spoke by telephone with former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos on Saturday during Reagan's stopover here on his 12-day Pacific journey. The call was the first contact between Reagan and Marcos, who has taken up residence in Hawaii, since he left the Philippines last February. Details of the conversation and its length were not disclosed. The call was announced from the office of presidential spokesman Larry Speakes in a terse statement.
NEWS
August 20, 2001 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The aircraft carrier Constellation and six other American warships begin a five-day visit here today in the latest sign of improving U.S.-Chinese relations. On Sunday, U.S. military officials described the ships' arrival as routine, but it is in many ways more a return to routine. The Constellation's presence marks the first time such a large group of U.S.
NEWS
May 15, 2001 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a step sure to further strain U.S. relations with China, the Bush administration said Monday that it will allow President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan to stop over in the United States before and after a trip to Latin America and to meet with members of Congress while he is in the country. Chen plans to visit New York on May 21-23 on his way to Latin America and stop in Houston on June 2-3 en route to Taiwan. Although U.S.
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