Posted On: 6:29 p.m. | August 5, 2011
At a feeding center at the world’s largest refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya, a mother looks for signs of recovery in her severely malnourished 1-year-old son. The worst drought in decades has blistered large parts of the Horn of Africa, leaving villages deserted, rivers dead and some 12 million people in grave need of emergency aid.
In Washington, a compromise is finally struck at the 11th... View Post»
Posted On: 5:45 p.m. | August 5, 2011
Ryan Hizon, 22, was recently killed in Afghanistan. A Los Angeles resident since his teens, he wasn’t a U.S. citizen, nor were his parents. But under a program that allows the families of soldiers killed in action to quickly become citizens, his parents were given a final gift from their son.
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Posted On: 10:54 a.m. | August 5, 2011
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Japan, where the residents of Hiroshima will be observing the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the U.S. in 1945.
Things seem upside down for South Korean golfer Kyung-tae Kim, who is reflected in a lake as he walks to the third green during second-round play in the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Ohio. Chinese soldiers run for... View Post»
Posted On: 12:45 a.m. | August 5, 2011
In his first local performance in 13 years, Elvis Presley performs at the Forum in Inglewood. View Post»
Posted On: 10:30 p.m. | August 4, 2011
The U.S. Open of Surfing finishes up this weekend in Huntington Beach. The event attracts the world's best surfers and a horde of super-long telephoto lenses and photographers. Surfing certainly isn't one of the easier sports to photograph. There's a few technical issues with equipment. The need for expensive cameras and lenses to capture surfers in the distance is the first problem, not to... View Post»
Posted On: 10:27 p.m. | August 4, 2011
An electronic board displays trading activity on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as mounting fears about the health of the global economy sent the Dow Jones industrial average plummeting more than 500 points, putting new pressures on financial and political leaders to find a way to prevent a double-dip recession.
In Jakarta, an Indonesian woman reads a copy of the Koran on the... View Post»
Posted On: 8:56 p.m. | August 4, 2011
She was Jewish, but to survive in wartime Warsaw, 18-month-old Natalie Weinstein needed a Christian name. Her father wrote a new name on a
piece of paper and then left her on a stranger's doorstep, hoping she would be taken in. He then snuck into the Warsaw ghetto where fellow
Jews gave him shelter. When the war was over, Weinstein learned that every member of his family had been murdered.... View Post»
Posted On: 6:53 p.m. | August 4, 2011
July 2, 1970: Louis Armstrong receives early birthday wishes from actresses Gloria Swanson and Fifi D’Orsay at NBC after a Johnny Carson taping of “Sun City Scandals.”
The following evening, “Satchmo” Armstrong threw a lavish 70th birthday party at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The jazz musician, best known for his coronet and trumpet playing, plus his trademark throaty... View Post»