| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:49 AM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
A strange book. George Marsden, Bancroft Prize-winning author of "Jonathan Edwards: A Life" (2003), surveys postwar liberalism and its discontents in order "to reflect upon the problem of how American public life might better accommodate religious...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:37 AM
When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas.
Several shipping lines scrambled to...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:22 PM
International travelers landing at Midway Airport can now clear the customs process more quickly by using self-service electronic kiosks that were unveiled Wednesday.
The new automated passport control system at Midway is identical to the free service...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Hit by crippling, heat-induced leg cramps at mile 20, I was certain that the First Place, L.A. Marathon title that I had promised Daily Pilot readers was out of the question.
Devastated by disappointment, I sat quietly during the ride home, while the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Outside of Criollisimo Restaurant on Arch Street in New Britain, on a sandwich board advertising the specials of the day, the magic word, "Morcilla," could be seen down the sidewalk. Inside, waiting at the counter was Diane Alverio, publisher of the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
The Orioles have made an attempt to reach out across the world for players in recent years, including free-agent deals with right-handers Ubaldo Jimenez (Dominican Republic) and Suk-min Yoon (South Korea), and outfielder Nelson Cruz (Dominican Republic)...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Despite a blip of snow a few days ago, spring is officially here. That means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and working out. After all, it's easy to slack off when taking refuge indoors (and under multiple layers of clothing).
| Apr 2, 2014
Even scammers get bored. So they've developed new scams for the 2014 rip-off season, including a "one-ring" operation that plants unauthorized charges on a victim's mobile-phone statement.
The new wrinkle in this unauthorized-charges ruse is that the...