| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:08 AM
As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts.
A 5K Charity Walk was held...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:45 PM
MANILA — With the vast scale of death and destruction slowly coming into focus, international relief teams rushed toward the central Philippines, where one of the strongest storms on record left bereft survivors looting food and water or...
| Aug 5, 2013
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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform.
Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:27 AM
When she isn't busy looking perfect, being Tom Brady's wife, a mother of two or a model, apparently, Gisele Bundchen also sings.
Right. Because we really needed something else to make us feel sufficiently inferior today.
The 33-year-old Brazilian...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn," currently ensconced at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Ira Gershwin Gallery through Feb. 23, is a treasure trove of lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, posters,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:05 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — Bakri Sino spends his days combing through the rubble of a Scud attack, putting aside reusable blocks of concrete, twisted metal rods and still-intact doors. On one of the few walls left standing, someone has spray-painted, "Now...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Bob Burlison is about to go on the ride of his life.
The 60-year-old La Cañada Flintridge lawyer will take off on his motorcycle next month, trekking more than 15,000 miles around the nation. He plans to stop in every state except Hawaii and Alaska...
| 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,...