| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
| May 28, 2013
| 7:38 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Gunmen killed a female polio worker and injured another near the northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults on vaccination teams working to eradicate the disease in Pakistan.
The women were...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
| Jun 2, 2013
The Glass Ocean
Penguin Press, $25.95
A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dave “Hawk” Wilder, who coached the Glendale Community College softball team the past 13 seasons, died Sunday at his home in Northridge. He was 70.
Glendale college assistant softball coach Sal Pizzo confirmed Wilder’s death Monday....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:38 AM
BEIRUT — The humanitarian crisis inside Syria is escalating rapidly with more than 9 million people — about 40% of the population — in dire need as winter approaches and agencies find it increasingly difficult to deliver aid inside the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It's been half a century since the first U.S. surgeon general's report appeared linking smoking to lung cancer. In the decades that followed, federal and state health officials waged a vigorous public information and education campaign that convinced...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:18 PM
GENEVA — A deal hammered out to aid trapped residents of the war-battered Syrian city of Homs appeared threatened Monday, as rebels demanded a cease-fire and relief supplies before anyone was allowed to evacuate.
The plan to facilitate the safe...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:50 AM
BEIRUT—With the Syrian humanitarian crisis worsening amid mounting fears of starvation and illness, the United Nations on Monday launched a drive for about $6.5 billion in aid, described as the largest amount ever sought for a single emergency....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Radio commentator and human rights activist Viet Dzung, who dominated the airwaves for decades in Little Saigon and was one of the early voices in the emerging immigrant community, died Friday. He was 55.
Born Nguyen Ngoc Hung Dung, Viet Dzung became...