| Oct 3, 2014
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where a Fall heatwave is scorching the area with triple digit temperatures and red flag warnings....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Chicago Dramatists announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday. This is the playwright-centric theater’s first roster of work since the 2012-2013 season. Its last show was “Homecoming 1972” in May, 2013.
Beginning in March is “The...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The stones tell the story.
They litter alleyways and doorsteps, line roadways stained black by scorch marks from burning tires and firebombs, sit loose and at the ready atop crumbling rock walls.
Hardly a day goes by without a stone-throwing clash...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Technological advances and design engineering at the mosques of Mecca and Medina are promising a safer and more comfortable Hajj experience this year as 2 million Islamic faithful converge on Saudi Arabia.
But much to the dismay of tradition-bound...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 4:58 PM
CAIRO — With the appearance of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Arab world's most populous country, health officials face a tough new challenge in confronting the often lethal virus.
Egypt's Ministry of Health said Saturday that...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Eleven new cases of the occasionally fatal Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, were reported in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, two days after the nation’s health minister was replaced.
In the week ending Monday, 67 cases were reported of the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:40 PM
An Oregon federal judge ruled Tuesday that international air travel is a “sacred” liberty protected by the U.S. Constitution and ordered the government to amend its rules governing the so-called no-fly list, which seeks to prevent suspected...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Heavily armed attackers stormed the international airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, late Sunday night, prompting a gun battle that left at least five security personnel dead, officials said.
Four of the attackers also died during an...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:48 PM
Ten heavily armed attackers stormed the international airport in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, late Sunday night, prompting an hours-long gun battle that left 13 people dead before the assailants were killed, officials said.
| Sep 6, 2013
The story in Genesis of Abraham's willingness to kill his son Isaac at God's command still gets a lot of attention. But it doesn't get a lot of love.
In every broadside against religion, God's horrifying demand for a sacrifice and Abraham's acquiescence...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The World Health Organization's emergency committee on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, met Wednesday.
After hearing updates on the spread of the virus -- which as of Sept. 20 had killed 58 of the 130 people confirmed to...