| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Riverside police recovered a stolen puppy that was intended as a gift for a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, authorities said Wednesday.
The pug was supposed to be a Christmas present from a Riverside woman, who had heard about the child's plight,...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69.
Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:13 PM
It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s.
Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still.
A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol...
| 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 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The day hasn’t been exhilarating just for Batkid, the 5-year-old leukemia survivor whose wish to become a superhero came true Friday in San Francisco, thanks to the generosity of a city known more for its adult indulgences than for its...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:45 AM
The cost of saving a city? For San Francisco, the tab for Batkid’s heroic day is coming in at $105,000.
Nearly 14,500 volunteers and adoring fans with signs turned out for 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:31 AM
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The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research will be an official charity for the 2014 L.A. Marathon.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Marathon will feature the popular "Stadium to the Sea" route from...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Patricia Buffler, 75, a UC Berkeley researcher who studied childhood leukemia and environmental health, and served as dean of the university's school of public health, died Sept. 26 when she...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.
The formerly HIV-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
They are the darlings of the NFL — Seattle, Denver, Kansas City, New Orleans, San Francisco — but it isn't always the November darlings that wind up lifting the Lombardi Trophy in February.
Last season, for instance, the eventual-champion...