| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:05 PM
While the benefits of vaccines in preventing certain diseases is well-documented, a growing number of parents in coastal Orange County school districts, including Laguna Beach and Newport-Mesa, are excluding their children from certain recommended...
| Nov 10, 2013
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications.
Why not razors?
That's the question posed by a Catonsville firm...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Friday lost the radio show he has used to ignite a conservative following and came under mounting pressure from family, colleagues and critics to resign or go on leave.
Fellow city officials in Canada's biggest municipality...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The appointment of Mullah Fazlullah as head of the Pakistani Taliban signals a significant shift for the militant organization into a potentially more uncompromising, violent group based increasingly on ideology rather than...
| 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-...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The students at Glassell Park Elementary School in Los Angeles who assembled to talk about UNICEF's annual Trick-or-Treat program exploded in excited screams. And while the 63-year-old campaign that collects donations during Halloween for children in need...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Alice Munro was nowhere to be found on Thursday morning when the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize in literature. The permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund, had to leave her a voice mail. The short story writer surfaced...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Vaddey Ratner didn't expect much when she first took on the project of writing a novel about a young Cambodian girl and her family who are forced into the countryside by the Khmer Rouge as part of the communist group's program of genocide that began in...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor.
In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:20 PM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A suicide bomber in Pakistan’s volatile northwest killed eight people Wednesday, including a powerful provincial minister, and wounded 30 in the latest attack to hit the troubled region near the border with Afghanistan....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:58 PM
New research on the human cost of the war in Iraq estimates that roughly half a million men, women and children died between 2003 and 2011 as a direct result of violence or the associated collapse of civil infrastructure.
In a study published Tuesday in...