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  • Music documentaries look at the talent just beyond the spotlight

    Elvis. Aretha. The Beatles. These are the titans. Jerome Felder, Spooner Oldham and Freda Kelly? They're the supporting players. Following on last year's Oscar-winning Sixto Rodriguez documentary, "Searching for Sugarman," a fresh set of nonfiction...
  • Rare film depicts Franklin Roosevelt in wheelchair

    Rare film depicts Franklin Roosevelt in wheelchair
    Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him. Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Two dead in latest attack on Pakistani polio workers

    Two dead in latest attack on Pakistani polio workers
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said. The explosion in a suburb of...
  • Charges dropped against France's Nicolas Sarkozy in campaign scandal

    Charges dropped against France's Nicolas Sarkozy in campaign scandal
    PARIS -- French investigators have dropped criminal charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy for allegedly soliciting illegal campaign funds from the country's richest woman. The inquiry found insufficient evidence that Sarkozy had sought and...
  • Target of U.S. raid in Somalia said to have planned string of attacks

    Target of U.S. raid in Somalia said to have planned string of attacks
    WASHINGTON – The target of the failed U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Somalia is a Kenyan militant who has planned a string of foiled terrorist attacks in East Africa and is linked to two of the region’s most notorious Al Qaeda operatives, according to...
  • In welcome change, Greece projects growth in economy in 2014

    In welcome change, Greece projects growth in economy in 2014
    ATHENS -- In the strongest sign yet of economic recovery, Greece’s ruling coalition on Monday unveiled a draft budget for 2014 that foresees growth in the country's debt-crippled economy, which is emerging from the doldrums after six years of...
  • Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers

    Hungry and isolated, North Korea courting luxury travelers
    With the exception of eccentric former NBA star Dennis Rodman, there are probably few people on the planet who have North Korean spas and sports centers on their list of things to see before they die. The Hermit Kingdom has in recent years built a...
  • Argentine leader to undergo surgery to remove blood outside brain

    MEXICO CITY — Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials...
  • Russian activist sent to mental institution, echoing Soviet era

    Russian activist sent to mental institution, echoing Soviet era
    MOSCOW -- For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a Russian court on Tuesday ordered an opposition activist to be sent to a mental institution for compulsory treatment. Mikhail Kosenko, 38, who spent more than a year in preliminary...