| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a law guaranteeing access to birth control and sex education in a country that has high maternal mortality and ranks 53rd worldwide in total fertility rate.
Implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The history of politics is littered with unorthodox and illegal schemes to raise campaign cash, but the method allegedly used by Sen. Leland Yee stands apart.
A criminal complaint released Wednesday says the San Francisco Democrat wanted...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:03 PM
I have read that there are only two reasons to pray to God, to say thank you and to ask for forgiveness. That's it. Always appreciate, never supplicate. We don't have to ask for favors, or beg, or make deals. God knows our hearts, our minds, what we...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Movie studios often outsource to filmmakers and viral video experts to help promote their latest releases.
A 32-year-old filmmaker named Casey Neistat decided to take the entire budget he was given to promote an upcoming film from 20th Century Fox to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Where are the most selfie-obsessed places on the planet? Makati City outside Manila in the Philippines has been dubbed the selfie capital of the world by Time magazine, which also ranked the Disney dominated Anaheim-Santa Ana area as fourth. Sorry,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:57 PM
U.S. cable television operators -- including Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications -- are allowing more customers access to the Filipino Channel in the wake of last week's devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
The channel has been providing special coverage...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The 30th annual Miami Book Fair International — which brought cultural cachet to South Florida long before the Art Baselers came to town in their skinny jeans and funny glasses (funny jeans and skinny glasses?) — opens its arms in that way...
| Nov 17, 2013
A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
| Mar 14, 2014
With an economic recovery underway, the time to hire someone to promote Park Ridge's economic development is now, city officials said as aldermen continue parsing the proposed budget for 2014-15.
City Manager Shawn Hamilton said on March 4 he wants to...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The first time Linda Lawler spoke to Jacky she expected their conversation to be somber — sad, even.
Instead, she was taken by the joy and hope beaming from the young woman, whose real name and age are not being used to protect her privacy....