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  • At 85, Polio Survivor Joins Rotary To Help Fight Disease

    At 85, Polio Survivor Joins Rotary To Help Fight Disease
    Polly Hincks was 85 years old when she decided to join the local Rotary Club. Now 86, the polio survivor was eating dinner at The McAuley retirement community last fall when she met a few members of Rotary International. She learned that the...
  • Khaled Hosseini on "And the Mountains Echoed"

    Khaled Hosseini on "And the Mountains Echoed"
    Khaled Hosseini stormed the best-seller lists with his debut novel, “The Kite Runner,” in 2003, following it up with the even more popular “A Thousand Splendid Suns” in 2007. Both set in the author's native country of Afghanistan,...
  • One dead in latest shooting of polio workers in Pakistan

    One dead in latest shooting of polio workers in Pakistan
    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...
  • Russians hedging their bets on prospects for Syrian peace accord

    Russians hedging their bets on prospects for Syrian peace accord
    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...
  • Fiction

    The Glass Ocean Lori Baker 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) -----------...
  • Glendale college softball's Dave "Hawk" Wilder dies at 70

    Glendale college softball's Dave "Hawk" Wilder dies at 70
    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....
  • CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks

    CDC reports on U.S. vaccination rates, recent measles outbreaks
    Overall, young children in the U.S. maintained high vaccination rates in 2012, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. But researchers also said there were 159 reported cases of measles between Jan. 1 and Aug....
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    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-...
  • Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids

    Doctors' words can influence whether parents vaccinate kids
    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. The...
  • U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches

    U.N.: More than 9 million Syrians in dire need as winter approaches
    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...
  • Why greed may offer an evolutionary advantage

    Why greed may offer an evolutionary advantage
    Religion and science have long had disagreements — from Galileo, who was tried for teaching that the Earth was not the center of the universe, to battles over teaching evolution in public schools. But when it comes to greed, religion and science...