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  • Ogwumike Sisters Honored By WNBA

    Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun and Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks were named recipients of the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for their generosity and charitable efforts. Their parents are originally from Nigeria and maintain...
  • Mystics Wrap Up Playoff Spot At Thibault's Former Home

    UNCASVILLE — It's been two seasons since Mike Thibault became the former coach of the Connecticut Sun and the head coach of the Washington Mystics. That's been enough time for some of the rough edges to smooth over; Thibault did spend time...
  • 'Star Wars: Force for Change' Charity Raises $4.26 Million

    The Walt Disney Co., Lucasfilm's and Bad Robot's "Star Wars: Force for Change" has raised $4.26 million to support children and families in need around the world. The fundraiser, which ended July 25, will use the money to help the United Nations...
  • 'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years

     'It's a Small World' after all; iconic ride celebrates 50 years
    When her phone rang that day in 1963, Alice Davis was working as a seamstress, stitching bras and girdles in the downtown Los Angeles garment district. Walt Disney, the caller said, wanted to see her. When she arrived at Disney's office, the theme...
  • Wrongly mixed vaccine suspected in deaths of 15 Syrian infants

    The use of an improperly mixed vaccine in a measles-immunization campaign apparently led to the deaths this week of at least 15 infants in a rebel-held corner of Syria, a preliminary investigation has found. As many as 75 children may have been injected...
  • Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

    Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic
    As the spread of Ebola virus disease accelerates in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it was pledging $50 million to fight the epidemic. The United Nations has estimated that it will cost at least $600 million...
  • With 'Madam Secretary,' Tea Leoni returns to series TV after 16 years

    With 'Madam Secretary,' Tea Leoni returns to series TV after 16 years
    When the secretary of State invites you into bed, it's hard to say no. At the end of a long week filming the new CBS drama "Madam Secretary," Téa Leoni is exhausted. Because there are few comfortable places available on the makeshift Brooklyn soundstage...
  • Oscars 2015: Academy names Governors Awards recipients

    Oscars 2015: Academy names Governors Awards recipients
    The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday that it would present Harry Belafonte with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and give honorary Oscars to Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O'Hara....
  • Shakira, Gerard Pique confirm they're expecting baby No. 2

    Shakira, Gerard Pique confirm they're expecting baby No. 2
    Shakira, Shakira! The singer and her boyfriend, Gerard Pique, are expecting their second child. The pregnant "Voice" mentor announced the news in the Spanish edition of Cosmopolitan, saying, "Pues sí, la verdad es que sí, estoy embarazada." (Yes, it's...
  • Elvis Mitchell, UNICEF Help Launch Greenwich Film Fest

    The Greenwich International Film Festival, which will hold its inaugural edition June 4-7, has tapped Elvis Mitchell as marquee director and has created a charity partnership with UNICEF. The fest will schedule over 25 films; the call for entry opens...
  • Hamas backs Palestinian push for Gaza war crimes probe

    Hamas backs Palestinian push for Gaza war crimes probe
    Hamas leaders said on Saturday they had given their consent for the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), a move that could open up both Israel and the militant group to war crime probes over the fighting in Gaza. Moussa Abu...