MIA lays off 6 percent of its staff The Minneapolis Institute of Arts today announced it is eliminating 11 full-time positions and 8 part-time positions as a result of the economic downturn.6:19 p.m.
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World Court Issues Warrant For Sudan's President
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Edmund Sanders, an Africa correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, offers his insight. ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo also weighs in.
Bar Owners Learn How To Lure Drinkers
While Americans are still drinking in a tight economy, they're doing more of it at home. At a convention in Las Vegas, bar owners are learning new ways to bring in customers, such as social networking and karaoke — and even mechanical bulls and polar plunges.
Clinton Wraps Up Mideast Tour
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton labeled as unhelpful Israel's decision to destroy 55 houses in East Jerusalem. En route to Brussels, Clinton also said she will work to get restart talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Condoleezza Rice Returns To Stanford
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice returns to work at Stanford University's Hoover Institution this week. She is going back to same office she left and to some deep roots in the Bay Area academic community.
Some Common Ground Ahead Of Health Care Forum
President Obama is hosting what he calls a health care forum at the White House on Thursday. It's part of his ambitious goal of getting Congress to overhaul the nation's health care system this year. How that will happen remains politically complicated — but there's at least one area of bipartisan agreement.
After 66 Years, Veteran Reunited With Dog Tag
In 1943, Joseph Farish was based at Camp Kilmer, N.J. Before leaving to fight in World War II, he traveled to New York City and lost his dog tags. Last week, Sydney Rector, 19, and her boyfriend, Stevin Tyska, spotted one of the tags in a tunnel in Manhattan and tracked down its long-lost owner.
In Fla., Scientists Use Magnets To Disorient Crocs
In Florida, wildlife officials are experimenting with a way to keep crocodiles away from their capture sites. The crocodiles use an internal-navigation system to return to the locations. Florida officials are now attaching magnets to the heads of crocodiles to jam the signal. Lindsey Hord, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, discusses the results.
Lal Meri: Pop Music Spans The Globe
Lal Meri features three L.A.-based musicians with very different backgrounds. Their cultural ancestries span much of the globe, and they've made careers in genres ranging from soul and jazz to rock 'n' roll and trip-hop. Reviewer Banning Eyre says that the music is more than the sum of its parts.
Court Rules For Musician In Drug Case
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday people injured by drugs can file lawsuits against the manufacturers in state courts, even when the drugs involved had been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The ruling came in the case of a guitarist who lost an arm because of a botched anti-nausea injection.