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  • Breeding for heat-resistance not a new concept [Letter]

    Breeding for heat-resistance not a new concept [Letter]
    Scientist Megan Rolf need not reinvent the wheel ("Breeding animals to stand the heat," May 5). In the 1950s, my father, Allan O.S. Keeling, developed the Jamaica Red Poll breed, along with other Jamaican cattle breeders. His imported Red Poll beef...
  • 'Our hearts are broken,' friend says of Chicago doctor shot in Afghanistan

    For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Christian health center in Chicago, then decided in 2005 to travel to Afghanistan to continue his practice and help train doctors. On Thursday, he was one of three American doctors shot to death...
  • Playing an active role in 'Project Dominicana'

    Playing an active role in 'Project Dominicana'
    It took a single church trip to the Dominican Republic when she was 16 to spawn a lifelong commitment to volunteerism for Molly Roach. Now 24, she’s gone back every year with the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church to an impoverished community where...
  • Miami Dolphins cheerleaders unveil 'Fantasy' music video

    Miami Dolphins cheerleaders unveil 'Fantasy' music video
    The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders have unveiled their latest video with a mix by DJ Earworm, featuring Mariah Carey’s "Fantasy," the Spice Girls' "Wannabe," The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" and Calvin Harris' "Summer." The video was shot while on...
  • JetBlue adding Las Vegas and Cartagena routes from Lauderdale

    JetBlue Airways plans to add new once-daily nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Cartagena, Colombia, and to Las Vegas, Nevada starting Oct. 29, the New York based carrier announced Wednesday. These two new routes follow on the heels of the...
  • Shifting drug smuggling routes bring contraband to Florida

    Under cover of night, speed boats sneak into Florida coves and inlets, hauling bundles of marijuana and cocaine. Drugs wash up on shore. Radar aircraft hover, searching for smugglers. And beachgoers stumble onto abandoned bundles of contraband. Like a...
  • Cedeno finally warming up for IronPigs

     
    Ronny Cedeno still shivers at the thought of April weather in the Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs shortstop gets a pass when you consider this: Average high temperature for that month in his hometown of Carabobo, Venezuela is 90.5 degrees. In Clearwater, Fla....
  • Review: Ruben Salazar documentary; a life in the midst of the news

    Review: Ruben Salazar documentary; a life in the midst of the news
    Ruben Salazar, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1959 until his death in 1970, when he was shot with a tear gas shell as he sat in an East Los Angeles bar while a demonstration became a riot outside, is the subject of a new documentary, "Ruben...
  • Dodgers, MLB mum on article detailing Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba

    Dodgers, MLB mum on article detailing Yasiel Puig's escape from Cuba
    The Dodgers and Major League Baseball declined to comment Monday about a magazine article detailing Yasiel Puig's dangerous escape from Cuba and the death threats the 23-year-old right fielder received last year from human traffickers under control of a...
  • Review: Romeo Santos in Miami

    Review: Romeo Santos in Miami
    Romeo Santos ruled as the self-proclaimed “King of Bachata” during an explosive, nearly four-hour concert Saturday that mesmerized thousands of loyal subjects—mainly swooning ladies— at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. Santos...
  • Girls gymnastics | St. Francis' Mahoney named Region 5 all-star

    St. Francis sophomore gymnast Shea Mahoney made the most of her Junior Olympic National Championships performance. Mahoney finished third on the beam and on the floor and sixth on the vault to lead the Region 5 team to a national championship. Her...