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  • L.A. Times Travel Show: 5 items Alyssa Milano always takes on a plane

    While you've been watching Alyssa Milano on TV shows from "Who's the Boss?" to "Mistresses," she's been busy -- as a UNICEF ambassador witnessing the hardship of life in such places as Angola, India and Kosovo in the past decade. You can meet the...
  • L.A. Filipinos mobilize to assist typhoon victims

    As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts. A 5K Charity Walk was held...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 9, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, villagers react as their village is hit by ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in Western...
  • Ronan Farrow: Our next public intellectual

    Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual. Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son...
  • Against the odds, some Syrians rebuild amid the ruins

    Against the odds, some Syrians rebuild amid the ruins
    ALEPPO, Syria — Bakri Sino spends his days combing through the rubble of a Scud attack, putting aside reusable blocks of concrete, twisted metal rods and still-intact doors. On one of the few walls left standing, someone has spray-painted, "Now...
  • Inhospitable Earth -- compared to what?

    You just can't out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question "How and when will the world end?" Some contributions were funny. Others simply plausible -- a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone National...
  • Joel Brinkley: Nigeria's squandered opportunity

    Just outside President Goodluck Jonathan's office sat 17 ambulances, just in case he or one of his aides fell ill. They were seldom if ever used. No actual health-care facility nationwide had as many, and in fact a few still have none at all. But as soon...
  • Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle underscores precious resource: Water

    Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle underscores precious resource: Water
    Earth Day 2013 gets its own Google Doodle today, an honor that kicks off a day dedicated to reminding us to tread gently on this planet that we all share. The Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle unveils a scenic mountain meadow, with a babbling brook and a...
  • Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner

    Celeste Holm dies at 95; Broadway star in 'Oklahoma!' and Oscar-winner
    Celeste Holm, the versatile actress who achieved fame on Broadway in the original production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit musical "Oklahoma!" in 1943 and five years later won an Oscar for best supporting actress in the landmark movie-drama "Gentleman'...
  • U.N.: Over 435,000 displaced, children forced to fight in Mali

     
    Mali crisis: As Mali remains wracked by infighting and has failed to reverse a takeover of the north, the number of people pushed out of their homes has soared and more children are being recruited as fighters, United Nations agencies warn....
  • Somali lawmakers elect academic and civic activist as president

     
    Lawmakers overwhelmingly elected an academic and civic activist as president of Somalia on Monday, in a United Nations-backed effort to put the country's lawless past behind it and forge the first stable central government in more than two decades....