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February 13, 2010
'Survivors' Where: BBC America When: 5 and 8 Saturday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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April 24, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
ANSAN, South Korea - Seniors from the high school that lost scores of students in last week's ferry sinking returned to class Thursday, a step toward resuming normal routines in the community that's become the focal point of South Korea's biggest maritime tragedy in decades. Of the 476 people aboard the Sewol when disaster struck on April 16, 340 were staff and students from Danwon High School. As of Thursday afternoon, a total of 171 people had been confirmed dead and 131 were still listed as missing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
Even if you watch "Survivors," a post-apocalyptic drama premiering on BBC America, with the sound off, you would know it was British for one reason: No guns. A plague quickly wipes out 90% of the world's population leaving a few scattered survivors, and no one has the sense to bear arms. Except one clearly crazy man who shows up in Episode 2 to terrorize the "good guys" with a lone rifle not once, not twice, but three times and still no shots are fired. I realize the British gun laws are stricter than ours, but still -- these people did build an empire once upon a time, and they didn't do it with pluck and goodwill.
WORLD
April 19, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - The official death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster rose to 49 early Sunday after divers gained access to the submerged vessel and recovered more than a dozen bodies. Government officials reported that divers had retrieved the bodies by breaking a window on the vessel, but it was unclear whether they had gained entry to the ship. In a sign that hope had run out for the survival of any of the 256 listed as missing, officials asked relatives of those aboard to provide DNA samples to expedite the identification of bodies.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times / For the Bosoter Shots blog
As if Joplin residents didn't have enough problems in the wake of last month's tornado that destroyed large segments of the town, a physician in the Missouri community says that some of the survivors are confronting a potentially lethal fungus infection. At least nine survivors of the tornado have contracted the infections, and a third of them have died -- although it is not clear if the fungus is the cause of death -- Dr. Uwe Schmidt of the Freeman Health System told the Springfield News-Leader.
NATIONAL
March 30, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
OSO, Wash. -- Inside Oso Community Chapel on Sunday, locals gathered for a service eight days after a devastating landslide killed at least 18 people, including a 4-month-old girl and her grandmother. There were tears and despair but also songs and joy for those saved from the disaster. Thirty people remain missing. "We pray for strength and endurance for all those working on the rescues," Tim Alskog said. He wore one of the green printed "Oso Strong" T-shirts that have become a common sight around town.
NEWS
October 28, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times
For many women, the fight against breast cancer is public, with support from friends and family and frequent discussions with healthcare professionals about side effects and treatment. But part of that fight is intensely private -- rarely more so than when it affects their sex life. Certain chemotherapy drugs send women into early menopause within a few months. That, coupled, with hair loss and disfiguring mastectomies, leave some breast cancer survivors struggling to be intimate again, a new study finds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Was Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis right to leave a taping of “Meet the Press” the other day because producers of the news show apparently reneged on a promise not to use the names of the two brothers accused of the carnage? Haslet-Davis is the professional ballroom dance instructor whose left foot was blown off exactly one year ago today by one of the bombs allegedly planted by the Tsarnaev brothers. She is rightfully receiving a lot of attention now, because it is the anniversary of the blast and because her recovery has been remarkable.
WORLD
July 24, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
The gunman had already spared him once. It wasn't going to happen again. Minutes before, Adrian Pracon had been trying to swim to safety when he saw the killer point his weapon at him. "Please, no, please!" Pracon screamed. No bullet came. Now, sprawled face down on a half-submerged rock, trying to play dead, the 21-year-old sensed the shooter standing almost directly above him, so close that he could feel the heat of the weapon. As the gunman fired at other youths lying on the island's shore, Pracon kept still, even when a bullet hit his shoulder.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Erin Hunter, author of the best-selling fantasy cat clan series "Warriors," is going canine with a six-book companion series about dogs. "Survivors," launched last week, follows a lone dog whose circumstances force him to join a pack. Like "Warriors," "Survivors" will be penned by a team of authors who write under the name Erin Hunter. We caught up with Gillian Philip - the Erin Hunter who wrote the series kickoff "Survivors: The Empty City. " Why follow a series about cats with another animal fantasy series about dogs?
WORLD
April 19, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec, This post has been updated with the latest developments.
SEOUL - The official death toll in South Korea's ferry disaster rose to 36 early Sunday. In a sign that hope had run out for finding survivors, authorities have asked relatives of the missing to provide DNA samples to expedite the task of identifying bodies. More than 260 people were still listed as missing and the ship remained submerged off the southern coast. Cranes to hoist the vessel upright were brought to the site, but strong currents prevented authorities from deploying them.
WORLD
April 17, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea's southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it difficult for divers to reach the Sewol, which sank Wednesday about 12 miles off the coast with 475 passengers aboard, many of whom were high school students on a field trip. The death toll rose to 25, with some bodies floating to the water's surface.
OPINION
April 15, 2014 | By Jeff Bauman
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early - 10:30 - and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the kitchen. "I started the first wall," she says. "I love that gray. " Erin never bugs me about sleeping late. For a few months after I was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, I often slept 15 hours a day. The doctors said my body needed to heal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Was Boston Marathon bombing survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis right to leave a taping of “Meet the Press” the other day because producers of the news show apparently reneged on a promise not to use the names of the two brothers accused of the carnage? Haslet-Davis is the professional ballroom dance instructor whose left foot was blown off exactly one year ago today by one of the bombs allegedly planted by the Tsarnaev brothers. She is rightfully receiving a lot of attention now, because it is the anniversary of the blast and because her recovery has been remarkable.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
ORLAND, Calif. -- Jonathan Gutierrez, 17, said he was eager to sit at the front of the charter bus that was going to shuttle him and other high school students from Los Angeles to Humboldt County on Thursday, but another student convinced him to sit in the back row. His change of heart may have saved his life. Gutierrez, a student at Banning High School, was one of the survivors of the deadly crash in Orland that claimed at least 10 lives. The 12-hour bus ride was for Los Angeles-area students accepted to Humboldt State University.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Calvin Aceves was excited about his first-ever official visit to a college campus. Like so many of the teenagers who would sit and sleep around him over the next several hours, the 17-year-old was preparing to become the first person in his family to go to college. He was planning to hop on a plane next week and fly north to visit UC Davis, another school he had been accepted to. But on Thursday, Calvin was at Union Station in Los Angeles, ready to board a bus to Humboldt State, where a campus nestled in a small, artsy city and surrounded by redwoods awaited the teen from Riverside.
NEWS
January 7, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Survivors who escaped the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder years after the event, a study finds. Researchers from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health surveyed 3,271 survivors two to three years after surviving the attack. About 95% said they had at least one recent post-traumatic stress symptom, and after screening, 15% were positive for PTSD. Only 4.4% reported no symptoms. Several risk factors for PTSD included which tower and floor people were on when the attacks occurred; when they were able to evacuate; exposure to the post-collapse dust cloud; witnessing some horrific scene (seeing a plane hit the towers, witnessing people falling or jumping from the towers)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2014 | By Nita Lelyveld
Painful memories have the power to surface fresh and raw, even after many years. A great-grandmother once again can become a terrified little girl. A grandfather surrounded by friends and family can feel all alone in a vicious world. So it was at the Los Angeles Jewish Home in Reseda the other afternoon, when the drama club put on a play. The audience was made up almost entirely of octogenarians and nonagenarians. The cast ranged in age from 85 to 92. The performance understandably didn't rely on action.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head. " That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide that destroyed her home, almost wiped her little town off the map and nearly killed her infant son, Duke Suddarth, who was 22 weeks old when the disaster struck. At least 36 people were killed and 10 others remain missing.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
KILLEEN, Texas -- Hundreds of people proceeded around a park here late Friday waving American flags in a show of support for those wounded in this week's shooting at nearby Ft. Hood. The gathering was organized by a veterans' group, Red White & Blue, and many former soldiers attended, although the crowd also included military spouses, children and active-duty troops, some in uniform. As they walked around Lions Club Park, with its rolling green fields, squared-away sidewalks and playgrounds, they had time to consider how much their lives had changed since Wednesday's shooting.
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