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  • Reviews: 'Savage Harvest' by Carl Hoffman and 'Roosevelt's Beast' by Louis Bayard

    Reviews: 'Savage Harvest' by Carl Hoffman and 'Roosevelt's Beast' by Louis Bayard
    Two men, from two of America's pre-eminent families — the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts — are at the center of two new books set in exotic locales, one a novel, the other nonfiction. In "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism,...
  • Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'

    Massive West African Ebola outbreak 'now in a second wave'
    The Ebola outbreak is devastating West Africa and will spread to more countries unless more aid is provided, an official with the group Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The outbreak has been linked to 337 deaths across Guinea, Sierra Leone and...
  • Anthropologists find love in Lily King's novel 'Euphoria'

    After three fine works of fiction focused on contemporary families, Lily King broadens her horizons, geographically as well as emotionally, in a novel inspired by a real-life trio of anthropologists in New Guinea during a few fraught months in 1933. She...
  • Travel films & events: Slide show on Papua New Guinea

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA Slide show Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond...
  • Ecuador's newly reopened Cruise Train connects present day to history

    QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern. "I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks. It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...
  • Meet the Original Doctors of 'The Doctors'

    Dr. Travis Stork AKA: 'The Host' Stork's trek to TV was an unlikely one. The Emmy-nominated host is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of Duke and the U. of Virginia, but his TV break came when the easy-on-the-eyes doc was...
  • Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

    Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101
    Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended...
  • Pirates seize 2 U.S. hostages on ship off Nigeria's coast

    Pirates seize 2 U.S. hostages on ship off Nigeria's coast
    WASHINGTON — Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
  • Grandma says children preferred fruit candy in Halloween experiment

    Grandma says children preferred fruit candy in Halloween experiment
    Inspired by a Yale economist’s annual Halloween experiment that uses trick-or-treaters as guinea pigs, one Angeleno decided to try an experiment of her own. Nancy Levitt, 64, had the hundreds who came for candy choose between three options –...
  • Are your pets for keeps?

    Are your pets for keeps?
     We have five pets, but I wish we didn't. Our in-home zoo includes two guinea pigs, two cats and a bird. The guinea pigs often smell, and we feel bad for them because they sit in cages most of the day, and one is getting so big he doesn't even fit...
  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...