WASHINGTON, D.C. — Photos of Iraqi prisoners tethered to dog leashes and electrical wires dominated the news when they emerged in 2003 and 2004. The abuse scandal centered at the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad aroused bipartisan shock at home, and embarrassment abroad.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Never mind the little girl’s name. What’s important is that she was about 10 years old and all the doctors she had seen month after month had failed to ease her pain.
COPENHAGEN, N.Y. — Copenhagen, Denmark, has nothing on Copenhagen, N.Y., where a flier in the post office trumpets upcoming snowmobile drag races and the sound of an occasional “splat!” signals the plummet of an icy chunk from a weary roof onto Main Street.
Winning $2,000 isn’t going to change a person’s life, but for singer/songwriter and mother of three with one more on the way, Ericka Corban, it may send her in a direction to do more.
A growing measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland theme park has spurred action in Washington state and elsewhere to crack down hard on parents who don’t vaccinate their children.
He’s met with a transgender man, told Catholics not to breed like rabbits and washed the feet of a Muslim woman. While all this may sound like he’s ready to overturn dogma, Pope Francis’ real interest is geopolitics.
PHILADELPHIA — Donald Jackson, 81, and his partner of more than 40 years, Myrna Roach, 74, are the kind of older people many of us would like to be one day.
SALT LAKE CITY — At the push of a button, the gurney holding Auriel Peterson slides slowly into the pale blue glow of a magnetic resonance imaging machine. Soon, all that’s visible are the shins of her black track pants and the chartreuse-and-white soles of her running shoes, angled like the fins of a torpedo.
As waters acidify, Maine looks to Pacific Northwest peers for help
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. —At the heart of Monsanto’s global research operation is a structure with a rather ordinary name. But on the fourth floor of Building GG is a room where the future of wheat may be changing.
The news out of West Africa in recent days — good and bad — has demonstrated a fundamental challenge in the fight against Ebola: The virus is more nimble than the human response to it. The landscape of infection and disease has changed dramatically in recent weeks, even as institutions have largely stuck to blueprints drafted months ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Like thousands of other American soldiers, Douglas Pearce fell apart after he came home from Afghanistan. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and depression. He considered suicide.
Jon Burkhart was born during the Great Depression. Like many of the so-called Silent Generation, he couldn’t have been more fortunate.
One hundred years ago this month, after German troops marched into Belgium, Britain declared war and scarcely an hour later it sent its cable ship Alert into the English Channel. By dawn, amid heavy rain and wind, the crew had severed Germany’s five most important Atlantic cables. For the duration of the war, Berlin’s ability to communicate abroad, even with many of its embassies, was impaired.
FALFURRIAS, Texas — Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry — immigrants circumventing the local Border Patrol checkpoint.