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  • International adoption dries up

    Until about 1950, a married American couple wanting to have a child other than by procreation had only two options: adopt a U.S.-born children privately (e.g. attorneys, private child welfare agencies) or through public social welfare agencies. The...
  • PASSINGS: Murray Handwerker

    PASSINGS: Murray Handwerker
    Murray Handwerker Nathan's Famous owner expanded nationwide Murray Handwerker, 89, who turned Nathan's Famous, the Coney Island hot dog stand founded by his father, into a national franchise, died May 14 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He...
  • PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet

    PASSINGS: Edward Hardwicke, Doug MacKenzie, Mildred Robbins Leet
    Edward Hardwicke Actor played Watson on Holmes series Edward Hardwicke, 78, who played Dr. John Watson opposite Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes on television in the 1980s and '90s, died of cancer Monday at a hospice in southern England, the Conway van...
  • Architecture with a conscience

     
    Even before the economic collapse of 2008, architects -- and young architects in particular -- had turned away from designing splashy new icons and toward anti-poverty projects, disaster relief and other kinds of community-minded work. Now that...
  • Angel City Jazz Festival returns, announces 'Global Jam' for fall

     
    The fourth annual Angel City Jazz Festival announced a seven-night lineup full of international flair, featuring performances this fall by Roscoe Mitchell, Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors, and a multi-act festival at the Ford Amphitheater....
  • LIBYA: Political science expert on Kadafi, rebels and fate of nation

     
    El-Kikhia, who fled Libya in 1980, received his undergraduate degree in political science from the American University of Beirut and a master of arts and Ph.D. in international relations from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author...
  • Breaking down Angel City Jazz Festival's 'Global Jam'

     
    The fourth annual festival features seven nights of eclectic performances that focuses on the leading edge of jazz without borders....
  • Fashion news: Golden Globes, Tim Tebow, Victoria's Secret

     
    Some of Hollywood's most fashionable women are on the Golden Globes nomination list, including Tilda Swinton, Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis and Jessica Chastain....
  • U.N.: Over 435,000 displaced, children forced to fight in Mali

     
    Mali crisis: As Mali remains wracked by infighting and has failed to reverse a takeover of the north, the number of people pushed out of their homes has soared and more children are being recruited as fighters, United Nations agencies warn....
  • Population growth: Fastest growing urban area? It may surprise you

     
    New estimates from the United Nations peg Samut Prakan, a Thai province, as the population center expected to grow the most between 2010 and 2015, its population anticipated to surge 9%....
  • Mali coup leaders agree to step down in return for amnesty

     
    Mali coup leaders agree to step down in return for amnesty: Mali's military junta has agreed to step down in return for amnesty, after a coup that saw neighbors launched sanctions and a blockade of the landlocked country, and a Tuareg rebel militia...