| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Since early January into February, Harrisburg Police are investigating a string of strong-arm robberies and attacks that have struck the Uptown Harrisburg neighborhood.
Police believe many of the attacks have targeted refugees.
Bhim Chaphpia, a...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Jefferson Lab in Newport News can, at times, feel like a United Nations meeting — scientists from Italy, Chile, Japan and dozens more countries frequent the nuclear physics research center.
Pashupati Dhakal stands out among the international crowd....
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:25 PM
A goat might not seem like an important asset. Most don't own one and never will. However, in Nepalese villages, the introduction of a goat can completely change their economy.
Lagunan Rosalind Russell, founder of the R Star Foundation and the "Women...
| Jul 23, 2010
Giving women vitamin A capsules did not save their lives or the lives of their new babies, according to a surprising study from Ghana reported by the medical journal Lancet.
The results contradicted an earlier study in Nepal that showed a huge drop in...
| Jan 11, 2008
Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, has died. He was 88.
Hillary, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest peak...
| Mar 22, 2010
Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister who led mass protests that ended the king's authoritarian rule and helped deliver a peace deal to end 10 years of communist revolt, died Saturday in Katmandu, Nepal. He was 86.
Koirala, who served five...
| Jun 21, 2009
Rey Torres dreamed of a better life for his wife and five children when he left a neighborhood of wooden shacks and burning trash piles to drive a bus on a U.S. military base near Baghdad.
He hoped to send his children to college and build a new home...
| May 28, 2008
IF YOU sit at the table in the window at Tara's Himalayan Cuisine, a new cafe on Venice Boulevard in Palms, you can study a large panoramic photo under the tabletop glass. It's a scene of the mountain region from which the cafe takes its name, but...
| Aug 25, 2008
| 7:32 AM
Margaret Cho knows a thing or two about traveling. After beginning her standup career at 16, she toured the United States nonstop, bringing her unique brand of comedy to venues across the country.
At 26, she broke barriers with her short-lived ABC sitcom...
| Jun 29, 2008
Scattered with the debris of more than 50 years of climbing -- oxygen canisters, tents and backpacks -- Mt. Everest has been called the world's highest garbage dump.
China is moving to clean up its northern side of the mountain and protect its...
| Jan 10, 2008
| 3:32 PM
Sir Edmund Hillary, the mountain-climbing New Zealand beekeeper who became a mid-20th century hero as the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, has died. He was 88.
Hillary, who made his historic climb to the top of the world's highest...
| May 21, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old from Big Bear Lake, Calif., has become the youngest person to scale Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. The eighth-grader's contingent confirmed by satellite phone on Saturday (Himalayan time) that his climbing group, which...