July 8, 2012
LAOS Slide show Pierre Odier will discuss the remote ethnic villages of northwestern Laos and the Taialue, Kamu Lue, Akah, Hmong and Black Tai peoples. When, where : 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. CLIMBING Presentation Isabel Suppe will discuss her book "Starry Night," which tells the tale of her survival in the Bolivian Andes after falling 1,100 feet off an ice face.
June 28, 2013 |
Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a pharmaceutical company came up with the idea to market an antidepressant for treatment of vasomotor symptoms, a.k.a. hot flashes. And on Friday, bucking the recommendation of its advisory committee on reproductive health drugs, the Food & Drug Administration approved the idea.
November 4, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- Planned Parenthood and others opponents of new Texas abortion restrictions have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction blocking portions of the law concerning doctors' admitting privileges. The appeal was filed with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who gave state officials until next Tuesday to file a response before he rules. Scalia could rule on the injunction himself or refer the issue to the full court. Opponents said Monday that because of the new restrictions, a third of the state's licensed health centers have had to stop providing abortion services, including at least 14 providers, which will restrict abortion access to about 20,000 women annually.
September 3, 1989
Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze are expected to sign an agreement at their meeting Sept. 22-23 expanding superpower cooperation on human rights, Bush Administration sources said. The memorandum of understanding, now being drafted by federal agencies, will also outline U.S.-Soviet cooperation on new topics, such as rule of law, occupational safety and women's issues, White House officials said.
May 10, 2004 |
A rented sport utility vehicle speeding to pass two cars went out of control and flipped, killing all seven people inside, authorities said. After clipping one car on Interstate 95 west of Bangor, the Ford Explorer turned sideways, became airborne, slammed into trees in the median and came to rest on its roof, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Two women and a child were thrown from the SUV.
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September 10, 2009 |
Authorities at USC are warning that two men cruising in a minivan near campus have been trying to lure female students into the vehicle by offering them free rides. The vehicle is similar to the vans that the university uses as part of its free shuttle service, according to the USC Department of Public Safety. Women have reported being approached by two men in the van several times in recent weeks, university officials said. The van has dual sliding doors and custom black and chrome rims.