September 13, 2009 |
At a time when congressional travel is coming under new scrutiny, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) has the distinction of taking more trips at taxpayer expense than anyone else in the California delegation. In the last 3 1/2 years, she visited the South Pole, snorkeled at Australia's Great Barrier Reef and joined world leaders at a security conference in Munich, Germany. She met with Darfur refugees in Sudan, attended a "legislators' dialogue" with European Parliament members in Slovenia, delivered a speech on transportation security in France and inspected anti-terrorism defenses in Genoa, Italy, and Mombasa, Kenya.
August 23, 1990 |
Overwhelmed by a dramatic wave of refugees fleeing Kuwait, Jordan suddenly closed its borders to them Wednesday night, even as help was reported on the way in the form of a European-sponsored airlift for stranded Egyptians. The closure came as King Hussein, the Jordanian leader, announced that 42,000 refugees, most of them Egyptian migrant workers, had entered Jordan by way of Iraq and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday alone. About 185,000 people have arrived since the invasion of Kuwait on Aug.
February 9, 2005 |
It's long been fashionable to mock the synergy between Congress and Hollywood in which legislators invite movie stars to testify in Washington about issues dramatized in their films. The memory of Jessica Lange, Jane Fonda and Sissy Spacek telling a House hearing about the plight of small farmers is still an inviting target two decades later. Don Cheadle is unlikely to face such cynicism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2002 |
Hundreds of people across California have started applying to become foster parents in response to an e-mail seeking homes for more than 500 Afghan children and women despite strong suggestions from Afghan and U.S. officials that the drive behind it is fraudulent.
January 22, 2006 |
In four decades as a guitarist with such iconic rock bands as the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, David Crosby played in front of millions of fans at such venues as Woodstock, the Fillmore East, the Hollywood Bowl and London's Wembley Stadium. Lately, one of his regular gigs has been at one of the nation's most elite clubs: the U.S. Senate.
May 17, 2004 |
Barefoot and half-naked, Hamesa Adam carried two sons on her back for six days across the searing Sudanese desert. Two other children, missing their dead father, walked barefoot, and two more rode a donkey. But 6-year-old Mohammed, one of the children on the donkey, got weaker and weaker. He cried constantly, clutching at his side. There was not enough food. On the fourth day, Mohammed struggled off the donkey and fell onto the sand.
July 25, 2002 |
ABOARD THE AL AMIN EXPRESS, Sudan-Eritrea border--After living their entire lives in a refugee camp in the baking desert plains of eastern Sudan, the Abdel-Rahman children are going to a homeland they've never known. A rickety red bus, emblazoned with the name Al Amin Express, is taking the family to a new life across the border in Eritrea, a small country on the Red Sea.