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  • Pakistani Taliban calls one-month cease-fire

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday announced a one-month cease-fire in a move that could revive stalled peace talks with Pakistan's government. The militant group's announcement came hours after two roadside bombs killed 11 security...
  • CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

    CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths
    How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years’ worth of vaccines administered to American children...
  • A precarious time for Afghan women

    A precarious time for Afghan women
    Ghazalan Koofi loves her mother but not the life her mother has been compelled to live. The older woman, her face cloaked in a shawl, had an arranged marriage at age 11. She didn't go to school and spent her life raising seven children with little...
  • Pakistan blast targets polio vaccination drive

    Pakistan blast targets polio vaccination drive
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants again took aim at a polio vaccination campaign in this provincial capital, killing one police officer and injuring another Sunday morning with a bomb blast. Police official S.P. Rahim Shah told reporters that a...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best-known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best-known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the fall of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Ann Carter, Former 1940s Child Actress, Dies at 77

    Ann Carter, who was a tiny Veronica Lake lookalike, with similarly flowing blonde hair, when she appeared in two prominent supernatural-themed films of the 1940s, "Cat People" sequel "Curse of the Cat People" and Lake starrer "I Married a Witch," before...
  • Berlin Film Review: 'The Little House'

    Adapting but not enlivening Kyoko Nakajima's novel, Nipponese journeyman Yoji Yamada cranks out his umpteenth bourgeois family drama with "The Little House," driven by an adulterous affair so discreet and passionless, it makes the characters and their...
  • Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children

    Mysterious polio-like illnesses reported in some California children
    A small number of children in California have come down with polio-like illnesses since 2012--suffering paralysis in one or more limbs and other symptoms--and physicians and public health officials do not yet know why. A virus may play a role, said Dr....
  • Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero

    Community & Clubs: Bidding farewell to a family hero
    I have written about my brother LeRoy periodically over the years in my Daily Pilot column. I am sorry to say he passed away at the age of 79 on March 12 from complications of polio, which he contracted in 1952. LeRoy graduated from St. Louis Park...
  • Councilwoman, city attorney call for crackdown on Valley prostitution

    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in parts of the San Fernando Valley. Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two police...
  • Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules

    Southeast Asia is polio-free, World Health Organization rules
    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...
  • Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'

    Eleanor Parker dies at 91; played baroness in 'The Sound of Music'
    Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of...