| Mar 30, 2014
Anne Sweeney doesn't shy away from a challenge.
"There are over 600,000 refugees in Kenya and over 100,000 refugees in Nairobi," says Sweeney, 35, executive director and co-founder of Heshima Kenya, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect...
| Feb 27, 2014
Rajendran Raja, an Indian-born physicist who was educated in England and came to the United States in the1970s to work as a physicist at Fermilab near Batavia, is considered a driving force in some of the more significant discoveries in physics over the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
1. The State Department this month renewed its warning on Colombia, noting that people travel safely to the South American country but that "violence linked to narco-trafficking continues to affect some rural areas and parts of large cities."
| Feb 16, 2014
For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out.
Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Meryl Streep had to wait three years before she received her first Oscar nomination after she graduated from the Yale School of Drama.
Lupita Nyong'o landed the role that would get her an Academy Award win for outstanding supporting actress even...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:27 PM
For anyone in Hollywood or the heartland who didn’t fall in love with Lupita Nyong’o’s talent after seeing her performance in best picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” or was somehow unmoved by the supporting actress’s...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Marathoner Erick Mose of Kenya spent most of the last five years living and training in Toluca, Mexico.
The near 9,000-foot altitude and proximity to races in Mexico, the United States, Canada and Central and South America have made the region a popular...
| Feb 28, 2014
One of the first elephant paintings Liora Davis ever completed, "Mother and Son," depicts a baby African forest elephant nuzzling his mother's trunk amid the tall savannah grass of the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. Although...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Amane Gobena of Ethiopia won the women's race and Gebo Burka of Ethiopia won the men's race in the 29th Asics L.A. Marathon.
Gobena, 31, won in 2 hours 27 minutes 37 seconds, collecting $25,000 for the victory.
Burka, 26, clocked a 2:10:37 to win a...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:40 AM
World Class Gymnastics extended its rule over the top two levels of girls gymnastics at the Virginia State Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Richmond.
The WC Level 10s, though not as strong as last year’s team, still had enough firepower to...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:31 PM
When you're working with wild animals, sometimes things don't go exactly as planned.
"I've been hurt quite a few times by animals—stung and bitten and scratched and stabbed," actor/adventurer Dominic Monaghan said. "This year I have about 40...