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  • Fossil teeth study takes bite out of Neanderthal-European link

    Fossil teeth study takes bite out of Neanderthal-European link
    Scientists seeking the missing link between modern Europeans and Neanderthals ought to head back to Africa, according to a new study that could prune some of the younger branches of the evolutionary tree. Researchers took another look at a common fossil...
  • A tough job, but someone has to do it

    A tough job, but someone has to do it
    We view the sports world this week from the outback of La Quinta. Rugged duty. As the tournament, the Humana Challenge, moves from one lush golf course to another, players overcoming the occasional hardship of a shadow in their putting line, we find the...
  • Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill

    Ugandan president slams gays while refusing to sign anti-gay bill
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a tough anti-homosexual bill passed by parliament last month. But the tone of his remarks offered little cheer for the country's beleaguered gay rights groups. In a...
  • The Week in Pictures | January 6 – 12, 2013

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Incredible images this week out of Indonesia as villagers react to being covered in ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,...
  • Letters: The Kelly Thomas verdict

    Letters: The Kelly Thomas verdict
    Re "Ex-officers acquitted in beating," Jan. 14 Ironically, the Kelly Thomas verdict comes almost one year to the day after the senseless homicide of Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome who died at the hands of sheriff's deputies trying to...
  • Pictures in the News | Jan. 9, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, villagers react as their village is hit by ash from the eruption of Mt. Sinabung in Payung village in Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to 22,000 in Western...
  • France's obligation to Africa

    France's obligation to Africa
    For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic. Three weeks ago, as bloody...
  • Congo's land conflicts prolong warfare in east

    Congo's land conflicts prolong warfare in east
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For nearly two decades, warfare in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has resulted in millions of deaths and cast the resource-rich region as the world capital of rape and crimes against humanity. One reason...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

    A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson
    "Duck Dynasty" has been made whole again. A&E announced late Friday that it was reversing its suspension of the hit show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, which was imposed last week after inflammatory comments about gay and black people made to a national...
  • 'Duck Dynasty': GLAAD responds to Phil Robertson's return

    'Duck Dynasty': GLAAD responds to Phil Robertson's return
    GLAAD is not pleased with A&E's decision reversing the suspension of Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty." "Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing...