| May 21, 2014
| 9:55 AM
One lucky "Star Wars" fan will have the chance to travel to a galaxy far, far away to appear in "Episode VII," J.J. Abrams' reboot of the classic space opera franchise.
In a video from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in Abu Dhabi, Abrams announced...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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 3, 2014
| 5:46 PM
Is Justin Bieber longing for simpler times? The off-the-rails pop star on Monday posted to Instagram a photo montage of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, taken upon her arrival at the Vanity Fair bash Sunday after the Oscars.
"Most elegant princess in the...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...