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  • New aid bottleneck is emerging at hospitals

    BANDA ACEH, Indonesia - Haggard and dehydrated survivors of Asia's tsunami catastrophe flooded hospitals in the disaster zone yesterday, posing a new challenge for the global relief operation. A 5.8-magnitude quake, the latest of numerous aftershocks...
  • Tsunami aid pledges top $3 billion

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Australia promised $764 million - the largest government pledge - to the tsunami relief effort, topping a $674 million German aid package on the eve of a crucial donors conference today. World leaders were competing to head the donors...
  • Rising to the top

    The judges for the Winter Olympics women's figure skating competition got it right. What fun is that? Of course, there was hardly any way they could have gotten it wrong after yesterday's long program. Not even the French judge would have dared try to...
  • Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night

    Phelps on a gold rush with 2 wins in 1 night
    Michael Phelps lost a half-million dollars Monday. Last night, he felt like a million.How did Phelps react to the end of his dream to match the greatest feat in the history of the Summer Olympics? All Phelps did was recover with a double shot of gold,...
  • A Third World dump for America's ships?

    This is where the world dumps its ships, worn out and ready to be torn apart.To the left and right, ships lie stranded along six miles of beach, in a hundred stages of demolition. Tankers, freighters, fish processors and destroyers -- smashed, cut,...
  • Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna

    Pacific Rim nations agree to halve take of dwindling bluefin tuna
    Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday on new annual limits on the catch of dwindling young bluefin tuna in an effort to double the population within a decade. The conservation plan announced by the Western and Central Pacific...
  • In 'Bone Clocks,' David Mitchell ties his universes together

    In 'Bone Clocks,' David Mitchell ties his universes together
    We enter David Mitchell's new novel, "The Bone Clocks," through a conventional door: Holly Sykes, a mouthy British teenager in 1984, is sleeping with an older guy and spending time with a bad-news best friend. After a fight she decides to take off, a...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Hits $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

    Marvel-Disney's "Guardians of the Galaxy" has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film has taken in $255.2 million domestically as of Monday after winning the box office last weekend. It should soon surpass Marvel-Disney's...
  • Season Preview 2014: Art events in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Art events in Orlando
    Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens The museum is at 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 adults, $4...
  • Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious

    Scientists stake out wolves to see whether their yawns are contagious
    People do it. So do chimpanzees, bonobos and baboons. Even dogs do it: They yawn when someone near them yawns. But why? Scientists believe it’s a sign that these animals are capable of feeling empathy – and a new study of wolves suggests it&...
  • McDonald's directors OK raise for head of struggling Asia unit

    (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Wednesday its board's compensation committee approved a 10.7 percent salary increase for David Hoffmann, president of the fast-food chain's Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa unit, which has been battered by...
  • Tokyo Festival Reveals Major Asian Push

    TOKYO - Yasushi Shiina, new head of the Tokyo International Film Festival, has unveiled a seven-year initiative to promote Asian films and nurture Asian film professionals. Festival officials announced the outreach initiative Tuesday as part of plans...