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  • Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label

    Hospitals push breast-feeding in hopes of getting 'baby-friendly' label
    After the births of her first two children, Charmaine Sharkey's neighborhood hospital gave her cans of baby formula and sent her on her way. But Sharkey tried something different when her youngest, Dynasty, was born six months ago. The 28-year-old...
  • 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...
  • Pau Gasol holds 'no grudges' against Lakers, still rehabbing knees

    Pau Gasol holds 'no grudges' against Lakers, still rehabbing knees
    After a difficult season, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is looking forward to a new start this fall with the Lakers sans Dwight Howard. "I understood and understand it was a difficult situation for a lot of people, to make things work,"  Gasol said...
  • Pau Gasol moved by the plight of Syrian refugees in Iraq

    Lakers forward Pau Gasol was moved by his recent trip to Dohuk, Iraq, to visit with Syrian refugees. "Most of the people didn't know who I was.  They didn't know what I do," Gasol told The Times on Friday via telephone from Spain.  "They saw someone...
  • Myanmar army releases child soldiers

    NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform. Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
  • Angie Harmon becomes UNICEF ambassador

     
    Angie Harmon has a large fan base for “Law & Order” and TNT's “Rizzoli & Isles.” Now she'll be putting her stardom to use as a UNICEF ambassador. Through public-service announcements, she will try to raise awareness about child...
  • Happy birthday, Superman! A look back at 75 powerful years

     
    It's an auspicious occasion for the Man of Steel. Exactly 75 years ago today, Superman made his debut in “Action ......
  • Superman gets a new logo, animated short for his 75th anniversary

     
    Superman is getting a new logo for his 75th anniversary. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment today unveiled a new commemorative […]...
  • 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....
  • North Korea is willing to accept aid from South Korea, officials say

     
    North Korea is willing to accept aid from South Korea after devastating floods left scores dead and tens of thousands homeless, South Korean officials said Monday. But exactly what the country will get and how has yet to be decided. If the two countries...
  • Somalia's presidential newcomer faces tough job

     
    Somalia's presidential newcomer faces a mammoth job: While international leaders on Tuesday urged Somalia’s new president to move swiftly to establish an inclusive government in order to rebuild his ruined nation, the Islamic militia that controls...