In poor rural areas, inner cities, and among Latin American immigrants, exotic diseases classified by the CDC as “neglected infections” are now affecting millions of people. As Jeffrey Kaye reports, the rarer the illness, the harder it is to find treatment. Continue reading
Large wildfires in the western United States, such as the week-old Station Fire that has charred more than 215 square miles north of Los Angeles, have been increasing in both frequency and size in recent years. Continue reading
Residents across several neighborhoods in Southern California returned home Wednesday as firefighters gained on a powerful wildfire. Jeffrey Kaye reports. Continue reading
Firefighters were able to contain more of a wildfire blazing through 190 square miles of Southern California on Tuesday, but a forecast calling for high winds threatened the progress. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency for four California counties Monday as raging wildfires burned across nearly 86,00 acres, threatening as many as 12,000 homes outside of Los Angeles. Two firefighters died after their vehicle slid down a cliff. Continue reading
In other news, two U.S. soldiers died Friday in Iraq from wounds sustained in a roadside bomb attack, and a new report from the U.N. shows that Iran has not suspended its nuclear weapons program. Continue reading
Five years ago, Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman stumbled across a copy of Hughes”Ask Your Mama.” She was instantly struck by the power and potential of the piece, believing it cried out to be realized as a 21st century multimedia performance.