| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Debuting Tuesday as part of the PBS series "American Experience," "The Poisoner's Handbook" offers a fascinating look back at how the chemical age changed police work.
Based on Deborah Blum's 2010 book "The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
For decades, relatives of some boys dispatched to the notorious Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys have struggled to find out what became of them after they went missing amid reports of beatings, torture and sexual assaults at the reform school in Marianna,...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:32 PM
A new trailer for “The Wind Rises” is out, offering a glimpse at the film legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki […]...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
SAN DIEGO — Jenny Chung is looking at the elephant that killed her sister, a well-known veterinarian in New Zealand who devoted years to the elephant's care after she was rescued from a touring circus.
Chung has no anger toward Mila, the 7,600-...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Tucked away among many vacant houses on the 200 block of West Lexington Street, is one of the jewels of Charm City: the headquarters of Catholic Relief Services, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year by highlighting stories of its faithful...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
"There are no second acts in American life," F. Scott Fitzgerald observed acidly in his unfinished final novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon." It is, of course, an ironic statement, for "The Last Tycoon" was nothing if not a second act sort of project...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:53 PM
A high-profile AIDS healthcare organization is attempting to soften its approach after meeting pitched opposition to a ballot measure that would require the city of Los Angeles to set up its own health department.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation collected...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:09 PM
MINERSVILLE, Pa. — He hobbled down the dark tiled hallway, leaning heavily on his black wooden cane. His feet shuffled, his hands shook, and finally 85-year-old Benjamin Share nearly collapsed into a chair in the prison visitation room....