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  • Wrongly mixed vaccine suspected in deaths of 15 Syrian infants

    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...
  • After early success, Pau Gasol just kept working

    After early success, Pau Gasol just kept working
    SANT BOI de LLOBREGAT, Spain — The morning after he officially stamped his ticket to the NBA, Pau Gasol retreated to his roots. Gasol had just led FC Barcelona to the 2001 Copa del Rey title in Malaga, Spain, becoming, at 20, the youngest most...
  • America squanders its human capital

     America squanders its human capital
    My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being. Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...
  • Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial

    Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial
    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...
  • L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014

    L.A. Times Travel Show to welcome new, returning headliners in 2014
    Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention...
  • 5 things Alyssa Milano always takes on a plane

    5 things 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Monet painting fetches $30.8 million in auction bidding battle

    Monet painting fetches $30.8 million in auction bidding battle
    A painting by Claude Monet fetched $30.8 million at a Sotheby's auction in London on Wednesday after a bidding battle jacked up the selling price of the work. The auction of Impressionist and Modern art brought in a total of $165.9 million. Monet's...