August 27, 2007 |
LAS VEGAS -- Finally, a barn-burner. Well, relatively. After rolling over three warmup acts by an average of 52 points, the U.S. played someone its own size, at least in feet and inches, although it turned out to be more of a pop quiz than a test. It didn't last long enough to be a test. Brazil was within five points midway through the second period Sunday, when the U.S.
July 27, 2007 |
Is Ford finally shifting out of reverse? The nation's No. 2 automaker Thursday reported $750 million in earnings for the second quarter. It was Ford Motor Co.'s first quarterly profit in almost two years and defied Wall Street's expectations of another steep loss. Cost cutting, increased sales of higher-profit vehicles and strong results in overseas markets contributed to the surprise shift, although Ford also reported improvement in its core North American operations.
February 27, 2007 |
Vice President Dick Cheney's unannounced visit to this capital Monday was the latest and most visible sign of renewed American pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to crack down on Islamic militants in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
January 13, 2007 |
Ugly, painful secrets. Practically every family has them, though many refuse to face them. What child hasn't flinched at the knowledge of his parents' inner demons? What parent hasn't felt shivers of trepidation upon discovering that their little boy or girl has turned into a full-blown, unfathomable adult?
October 28, 2006 |
A decade ago, the Bosa slum was the black hole of Bogota. Its darkest corner was Laurel Park, a grassless, trash-strewn lot with open sewage and gun-toting gangs bent on muggings and murder. Today, Bosa has paved streets, new schools, health clinics and cafeterias, and links to a new mass transit system. Laurel Park has been rechristened Park of the Arts and is alive with children at play and free theater, fashion shows and concerts.
July 12, 2006 |
IF YOU WANT TO chart the downsizing of President Bush's democracy-promotion agenda, look at the difference in his handling of Egypt between his first and second terms. Back in 2002, when Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a leading liberal dissident, was rotting in an Egyptian prison, the White House reacted with outrage. After the U.S. threatened to withhold $130 million in aid, Ibrahim was freed by an Egyptian court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2006
April 4, 1950: The Los Angeles City Council marked the city's 100th year of incorporation by passing a resolution introduced by Councilman George Moore. It spoke of the city's rapid growth and of the "intelligent planning and thoughtful provision of some of the city's first citizens in laying the foundations on which such a great metropolis could be built."
March 22, 2005 |
Rather than trying to defeat the insurgency in Iraq militarily, U.S. commanders now taking charge here say they are focused on developing better intelligence and using unorthodox tactics to chip away at militant cells with help from Iraqi security forces. As part of that strategy, commanders and their Iraqi allies say they have had informal contacts with Sunni Muslims who either support the insurgency or are active participants.
September 23, 2004 |
Remnants of Hurricane Ivan swung back into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and developed into a tropical storm, prompting warnings in Louisiana and Texas. The storm was expected to make landfall tonight. Tropical storm warnings were up from the Mississippi River west to Sargent, Texas. After hitting Florida last Thursday as a hurricane, Ivan headed north and drenched southern and mid-Atlantic states.
May 21, 2004 |
She was a spirited, animated presence in the coffee shop and Internet cafe of the U.S. base known as Camp Cuervo. "She was the classic coffee shop girl: very bubbly, bright, positive," recalled Maj. Greg Bedrosian of the 1st Cavalry Division, an executive officer at the base. "She had a great rapport with the soldiers."