| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays.
Before the sun has risen, Sami is pushing a dented wheelbarrow through the dim streets, at 13...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:24 PM
It's a Small World started as a way to promote global harmony, but 50 years later the Disney ride may be more famous for a theme song that's hard for visitors to forget — even when they want to.
The cheery tune about laughter, hopes, fears,...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with.
After more than...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:35 PM
When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations.
Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Disney's It's a Small World ride is turning 50, and it received a global birthday party on Thursday.
A segment on "Good Morning America," broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, showed groups from Disney theme parks and other locations singing the well-worn...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:13 PM
From Tokyo to Paris, Orlando, Fla., to Southern California, folks all around the globe Thursday are celebrating the ride and song that, for better or worse, has been getting stuck in people's heads for the last 50 years.
"It's a Small World" turns 50...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization declared Southeast Asia polio-free Thursday, marking a global health milestone for India, where the disease accounted for nearly half of all worldwide cases just five years ago.
The announcement comes...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It was all a bit strange in that it was oddly normal. Not famous people at a fancy event normal - a particular kind of status quo in and of itself - but over at a friend's house for a dinner party typical.
At the 2014 Museum of Contemporary Art gala held...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:34 AM
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of its most iconic rides, Disney Parks announced Friday that it will hold a global sing-along for the "it's a small world" attraction.
The attraction is celebrating 50 years after debuting at the 1964 New York...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:49 AM
While there has been strong focus on concussions in recent years (all 50 states and the District of Columbia now have concussion safety laws), no similar effort has been made in this country to enact laws to protect children playing sports from abuse...