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  • World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
    The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General ...
  • U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Thursday warned Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging the West African nations. But American embassies in those countries...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Infected Ebola relief worker due to arrive in U.S. today

    Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent...
  • Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup

    Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup
    Barbara Harm, 65, crouched above a small patch of weeds along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Saturday morning. She didn’t need the weed uprooter — her hands were enough. She smiled as she tossed dirt, clumped around weeds, into a bag. “...
  • With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

    With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
    Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
  • Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships

    Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships
    Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come. For Uganda to be ready for its historic debut on the world stage, he knew he...
  • Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals

    Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals
    Summer's already starting to wind down, which means time for summer-ending deals. The American Queen Steamboat Co. is offering price reductions on some of the voyages of the American Queen, which plies the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, and the American...
  • Losing Two Friends I Meant To See Again

    You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits. Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days. The first was an email from a stranger who...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • Millennials trying to bank the American Dream

    Millennials trying to bank the American Dream
    Back in high school, I had a friend — let's call her Maribel — who was determined to be more successful than her poor, immigrant family. She set about doing so in all the traditional ways: She tested into magnet schools, did every extra credit...