| Jul 31, 2008
President Bush signed a sweeping measure Wednesday that provides $48 billion to combat AIDS and other diseases globally and that also ends a long-standing U.S. ban on foreign visitors and immigrants who are HIV-positive.
The travel ban, approved in 1993,...
| Sep 20, 2009
Behind the doors of a modest Rogers Park frame house, Pete and Patty Mueller are acting out their own reality show of "Pete and Patty Plus 8."
Home-schooling all eight of their children and surviving on one income, the Muellers have not sought the...
| Oct 2, 2009
A treasure trove of 4.4-million-year-old fossils from the Ethiopian desert is dramatically overturning widely held ideas about the early evolution of humans and how they came to walk upright, even as it paints a remarkably detailed picture of early life...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 1:14 PM
The world's biggest tobacco-consuming countries, including Greece, Russia and Austria, are also among the top travel spots, but the opposite isn't quite the case.
Countries with the lowest reported adult smokers, as you'll notice in the list below, don't...
| Jun 4, 2009
The Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric dam under construction in Ethiopia is no small piece of infrastructure. It holds the potential to fundamentally alter flow patterns in the Omo River watershed and will cost about $2 billion to build. It will indeed have...
| Mar 10, 2009
L.A.'s Fairfax Avenue has long been a meeting place for diverse cultures.
It became an artery for the Jewish community in the 1950s, and the original Farmers Market has been a central gathering ground for Angelenos of every stripe since 1934.
| Mar 13, 2009
We can't say we weren't warned: In an annual assessment of major national security threats presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, military intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples revealed that Al Qaeda is strengthening its...
| Mar 22, 2009
Patti Brugman will present a slide show on "Driving the Family Through Southern England on a Quest for History."
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626)...
| Dec 25, 2009
Though Christmas comes but once a year, it has come tenfold for Pete and Patty Mueller and their eight children this year.
The tale of the Muellers' endeavor to raise eight children, including two adopted earlier this year from Ethiopia, inspired an...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 3:36 PM
Karen Citow has been practicing yoga since she was 14 years old. So when she decided it was time to open up her heart and give back, yoga came to mind.
"I thought it was a perfect combination of yoga and the profits of which would go to something else,...
| Jan 23, 2005
For tourist information on select foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the country's U.N. mission or delegation.
Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...
| Mar 24, 1985
Early in "the session," the 45 artists began singing the chorus:
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So, let's start giving.
. . . And to their horror, many of the men discovered that the key was far too...