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Stamp Out Hunger is taking place Saturday -- that's what that brown paper bag in your mailbox was all about! It's easy to participate in this annual food drive spearheaded by the U.S. Postal Service. Just take a few moments to peek into your cupboards...
WASHINGTON — When Bolivian President Evo Morales expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development from his impoverished country last week, he complained that Washington "still has a mentality of domination and submission" in the region. It...
NEW YORK — It has been six months since Donna Graziano packed a barbecue into her car, drove 15 miles from her Brooklyn home to Staten Island, and began cooking for residents of a neighborhood ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Her one-woman effort in a...
This post has been updated. Please see the notes below for details. Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Wednesday he was expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from the country, accusing the aid agency of conspiring against his...
Bangladeshi government officials and Western apparel companies have pledged to provide financial assistance to the families of more than 1,300 people killed or injured in the collapse of the Rana Plaza building last week. At least 388 people were killed...
The man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a 10-year-old Northridge girl was captured Wednesday morning at a rehabilitation center south of Tijuana, authorities told The Times. Baja California state police arrested Tobias Dustin Summers, 32, at a...
With cellular service in Boston jammed in the aftermath of the marathon explosions this week, many people were left scrambling for ways to let loved ones know they were safe and to search for information on family and friends. Social networks and...
A new United Nations pact to regulate the global weapons trade was cheered by human rights and humanitarian groups, but its power will depend on how stringently it is followed. Like many international agreements, the arms trade treaty does not have a...
REYHANLI, Turkey — The Syrian opposition fighter arrived unexpectedly at Dr. Mazen Kewara's office at the Syrian American Medical Assn., desperately seeking help. Humanitarian aid was not reaching enough armed rebels and civilians in Syria's Idlib...
The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Richard M. Walden, charity case," Opinion, Jan. 30 Richard M. Walden raises several points about the American Red Cross that I'd like to address. When a donor designates his contribution to be spent on an event such as the...
Almost on impulse, almost 35 years ago, Richard M. Walden and a friend rounded up six tons of relief supplies and a jet to ferry them to Vietnamese boat people in Malaysia. Thus was Operation California — now Operation USA — born. A Times...
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