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  • Rajendran Raja 1948-2014

     Rajendran Raja 1948-2014
    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...
  • Yale Drama Grad Wins Oscar For '12 Years A Slave'

    Yale Drama Grad Wins Oscar For '12 Years A Slave'
    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...
  • U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability

     U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability
    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...
  • U.S. airstrike in Somalia kills suspected militant, officials say

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. carried out a missile strike in southern Somalia on Sunday that is believed to have killed a militant leader linked to Al Qaeda, officials said. The airstrike in a remote area near the town of Barawe was aimed at a leader of the...
  • Calling takes them to Africa

    Calling takes them to Africa
    Little did Gary Cowman know that a place he had no intention of visiting would become his home. The Laguna Beach native moved to Kenya 24 years ago with his wife, Lori, to work for an organization dedicated to translating the Bible into different...
  • Foreign travel: State Department renews Colombia warning

    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." 2. The...
  • Two militants reported killed in U.S. drone attack in Somalia

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two leaders of the Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Shabab, including the coordinator of its suicide attacks, were killed Monday in a drone attack, according to witnesses and a spokesman for the fighters. A senior U.S....
  • Olivia Wilde fetes designer, dress for Conscious Commerce

    Olivia Wilde fetes designer, dress for Conscious Commerce
    New York fashion designer Yoana Baraschi celebrated the 10th anniversary of her business last week at the Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills. The fete showcased the designer’s exclusive 11-piece anniversary line, including the New Light dress ($...
  • Kenya mall attack: Four Somalis charged with aiding deadly assault

    Kenya mall attack: Four Somalis charged with aiding deadly assault
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four Somali men were arraigned in a Kenyan court Monday, charged with aiding the September terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in which at least 67 civilians and members of the security forces died. The men...
  • President Obama's half-brother self-publishes book about family

    Mark Obama Ndesandjo, the half-brother of President Obama, has self-published a book detailing the ugly side of their shared father. The Associated Press reports that in "Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery," Ndesanjo "recalls alcohol-fueled beatings...
  • UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders

    UN rejects effort to delay trials of Kenyan leaders
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenya and the African Union failed on Friday to persuade the U.N. Security Council to delay the trials in the Hague of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto. The U.N. draft resolution seeking the...
  • Go away with Vicki Lawrence

    Go away with Vicki Lawrence
    Vicki Lawrence had a hit single with "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" and played Miley Cyrus' grandmother on "Hannah Montana." But the irony isn't lost on the comedic actress that she is now the same age as Thelma Mae Crowley Harper, the...