| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Although malaria deaths have fallen worldwide over the last decade, health leaders warned Wednesday of a small but rising threat in parts of Southeast Asia, where anti-malaria drug resistance is confounding experts.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:56 PM
All 1,800 students and staff at a Riverside County high school will be screened for tuberculosis after 45 students tested positive for possible exposure to the illness, health officials said Thursday.
The testing is planned for Friday at Indio High...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:47 PM
NEW YORK -- A passenger train that derailed in New York City, killing four people, was traveling 82 mph as it entered a curve where the speed limit is 30 mph, and the brakes were not fully applied until seconds before the cars came to a stop off the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:46 AM
A third defendant in the robbery and killing of Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas was sentenced Thursday to a lengthy term in federal prison.
Jose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, 46, a Mexican national, was sentenced in San Diego federal court to 55 years in...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As a parent of a child suffering for 14 years from a devastating severe mental illness — one that includes zero awareness and utter denial that the illness exists — I am bewildered why Maryland has failed to create an assisted outpatient...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Virginia scores better than most in its ability to protect its residents against infectious disease outbreaks, according to a report released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health, TFAH, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Virginia had a positive...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:07 AM
When the bloodiest day in American history finally ended, many units battered by the brutal Battle of Antietam found themselves reeling from once unthinkable numbers of dead and wounded.
But few on either side of the fiercely contested western...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Norma Gibbs' soft laughter blends peacefully with the wind chimes outside her airy and cozy Huntington Harbour home, which is all decorated for Christmas, complete with fresh-baked cookies and tea on the table.
She is recounting a moment from 1970, just...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When the Skirball Cultural Center launched its Latin Jewish film series seven years ago, it caught some members of both ethnic groups by surprise. "People acted just shocked that there were Jews south of the border," said Jordan Peimer, the Skirball's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:32 PM
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the "war to end all wars," World War I.
Alas, mankind's record since 1914 hasn't been stellar.
Did Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, have any idea that his assassination of Austrian Archduke...
| Feb 22, 2014
Though he was a man of the cloth, Charles Turner Torrey went out of his way to publicly mock his enemies and alienate his ever-dwindling supply of friends. He was always short of money. He abandoned — or at least, severely neglected — his wife...