| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Readers often ask how they can help address some of the humanitarian tragedies I write about, including the impact of the Syrian civil war and the savagery of ISIS, which have produced floods of traumatized refugees.
So, at the holiday season, when we...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:47 AM
Shi'ite militias and Iraqi security forces, engaged in an all-or-nothing struggle with radical Sunni group Islamic State, are blasting the Sunni farmlands that encircle Baghdad with heavy weapons. Military officers call their target areas in the rural...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:51 AM
A powerful typhoon roared into the eastern Philippines on Saturday, bringing lashing rain and strong winds that felled trees, ripped off tin roofs and toppled power lines in areas still bearing the scars of a super typhoon 13 months ago.
About 1 million...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Google Inc lanzó una campaña de donaciones para la lucha contra el ébola, dijo el lunes el gigante tecnológico.
Google dijo que por cada dólar aportado, la compañía donará dos dólares en la lucha contra el peor brote del virus registrado.
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Science is knowledge based on facts derived from observation and experimentation.
At least that's what the so-called "scientists" and "dictionaries" and "people throughout history" want you to believe. I, however, have it on good authority from...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:24 PM
The weekend highlights include top dramas, football and Halloween fare. Here are a few programs to keep in mind:
"60 Minutes," 7 p.m. Sunday, CBS
Were Christians killed in the Colosseum? No, according to a Morley Safer report on the CBS news magazine....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
At a recent soccer practice at Oakland International High School, the boys welcomed Paulos Gurmu, a newcomer from Ethiopia. After hours of running on asphalt under a blazing sun, they sat in a circle to dole out "positivity points."
A Burmese teen who'd...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Whether it’s to help beautify their neighborhoods, foster a sense of community or to grow their own vegetables and fruits, more Americans are starting local community gardens.
According to the latest U.S. government statistics, more than 23...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:30 AM
When Sokoja Kondorka reflects on the violence and death he saw in his home of Darfur, Sudan, he struggles to articulate it.
"You never think that a hundred people are all dead in front of your eyes," he said. "If that's your village and people have been...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:50 AM
BEIRUT—With the Syrian humanitarian crisis worsening amid mounting fears of starvation and illness, the United Nations on Monday launched a drive for about $6.5 billion in aid, described as the largest amount ever sought for a single emergency....