| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
BEIRUT — The United Nations on Tuesday denounced as “barbaric” a series of recent mortar attacks on schools in Damascus, Syria's capital, that have left at least four students dead and dozens others injured.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:34 PM
El Gobierno nipón decidió hoy incrementar en 20 millones de dólares su monto de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia para paliar los efectos del devastador tifón Haiyán en Filipinas, con lo que el total de asistencia proveniente de Japón se eleva hasta los 52,...
| Nov 17, 2013
After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night.
But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.
"I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com. "I am pledging $1,000...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year.
Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:26 AM
LCAD fundraiser will help Typhoon Haiyan victims
The Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will host a fundraiser for Typhoon Haiyan relief from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
Students, faculty and staff will create and donate works, which will be sold at "Art...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Marion Cotillard wore a striking dress from Dior Haute Couture to the "Waltz With Monica" premiere at the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival on Wednesday. The elegant dress adds a touch of whimsy with orange-and-black-striped silk layered under...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
| Dec 9, 2013
My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The holiday spirit is making its way to the red carpet.
We all know Lady Gaga has a penchant for dressing up like a Christmas tree (note the Vera Wang red cocoon jumpsuit and evergreen topper she wore in London on Sunday) but I'm talking about something...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Caring for babies
If we really want to see improvement in Chicago's future, we need to start with Chicago's parents and babies.
Study after study has shown that our brain's architecture is built and embellished while we're in our moms' bellies and...