| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| May 8, 2009
A nearly perfect cast more than compensates for the over familiarity of elements of Lymelife, the umpteenth coming-of-age drama to roll out of Indiewood in recent years. Derick Martini's film has the gangly, awkward boy crushing on the cute girl next...
| May 12, 2009
For more than 2 1/2 years, Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer has sparked a flurry of headlines for celebrity tabloids. But it has also stripped the actress of her ability to seek treatment while maintaining her privacy, she said in an interview.
| May 14, 2009
New York City has closed three schools in response to a swine flu outbreak that has left one staff member in critical condition and sent hundreds of kids home with flu symptoms, in a flare-up of the deadly virus that sent shock waves through the world...
| May 17, 2009
Two public schools and one Catholic school will shut down for up to a week beginning Monday. They are Middle School 158 in Bayside; Intermediate School 25 in Flushing; and Our Lady of Lourdes in Queens Village. That's on top of the six schools closed last...
| May 18, 2009
The swine-flu related death of a Queens educator over the weekend and four more school closures Monday haven't moved Mayor Michael Bloomberg to change his master plan to shutter schools only on a case-by-case basis.
The fast-spreading flu strain is...
| May 20, 2009
Renton's Lindbergh High School will be open this morning, but school officials are asking students to stay home if they are feeling sick. Close to 400 students are out sick with flu-like symptoms.
A school spokesperson says the number represents about...
| May 20, 2009
As if Monday night's mistake-filled 3-2 loss to the Dodgers wasn't bad enough, officials in upstate Sullivan County said yesterday that the Mets may be linked to the swine flu outbreak.
A resident of Liberty became ill last Wednesday, three days after...
| May 25, 2009
As New York City officials announced Sunday a second swine flu death, they said the H1N1 virus was now more widespread than the seasonal flu and urged quick treatment for any flu sufferers who also have an underlying medical condition.
"If you have...
| Dec 4, 2008
Veteran Los Angeles film producer Leslie Urdang stands among the most fortunate independent filmmakers. One of 1,026 submissions, Urdang's low-budget "Adam," an uplifting love story featuring a man with Asperger's syndrome, was announced Wednesday as part...
| Dec 26, 2008
SAMAR KHEL, Afghanistan — Wali Sultani has been chained to the wall of his cell for almost a month. He is wearing the same dirty clothes and he is eating the same diet every day—bread, black pepper and water.
Sultani, 25, is no criminal. He...