| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:05 PM
While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home.
The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:10 AM
PITTSBURGH — Democrat Tom Wolf's staff pulled a campaign ad after learning that an actor who touted Wolf's stint in the Peace Corps appeared in a film depicting the torture of four women.
The folksy ad, "Jeeps," featured attorney and actor Alan...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 12:10 AM
Four UC campuses -- San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- placed in top spots in annual “socially conscious” rankings of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine.
For the fifth year in a row, the...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:03 PM
If you're trying to lose weight, the latest food trend may be just what you need to really slim down. You can eat all you want. You just may not want to eat much, if any.
That's because your meals will include an unconventional ingredient: bugs, in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:34 AM
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 ...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:10 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
When a new company took over the packaging company where Pat Baines was vice-president and asked him to transfer from Charlotte, N.C., to California, he chose early retirement, at age 62. That early retirement, plus paying...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Savoring trip to Templeton
Thank you for the article on Templeton, Calif. ["A Different Way to Roll," by Marc Stirdivant, June 1]. When we go, we usually eat at McPhee's on Friday and Saturday because we like it so much. Be sure to save room for dessert...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Mali has musical heritage extending back centuries, and a vibrant contemporary music culture that bubbles up all over. There's American-inflected hip-hop. There's a grand tradition of Afro-Cuban dance music. Griots, also known as djelis, maintain a...