Quantcast

Family Life Wire

  • Family Life Wire Stories

Rain sets record for Phoenix; commute snarled

Heavy storms pounded the Phoenix area early Monday, flooding major freeways and small roads, leading to several water rescues and setting an all-time record for rainfall in the city in a single day. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at Emory University Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

A medical plane transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus landed in metro Atlanta on Tuesday morning, with the patient headed to Emory University Hospital, where two... Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

New VA chief vows lessons from Phoenix problems

The Veterans Affairs Department has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA's troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays... Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

1 comment

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in hospital

An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital for treatment. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

UN improves operations after staffers get Ebola

World Health Organization staffers battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone now have better working conditions — including larger, more private quarters — after one of their scientists was infected with the deadly virus. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

WHO adjusts conditions as staffers get Ebola

World Health Organization staff battling an Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone are working in larger quarters and no longer live with people from other agencies, after a scientist with the U.N. group... Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn't come close to getting a person a degree. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

Judge to sentence cancer patient in marijuana case

A judge will consider Tuesday whether to send a dying Iowa man to prison for a drug conviction that he says stemmed from his use of marijuana to treat terminal cancer. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden

Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

0 comments

Le Guin wins honorary National Book Award

Ursula K. Le Guin, the science fiction and fantasy writer widely celebrated as a visionary and compelling storyteller, is receiving an honorary National Book Award. Read more »

Published Sept. 9, 2014

1 comment

Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to hear arguments over same-sex weddings in a political... Read more »

Published Sept. 8, 2014

32 comments

Famous George Washington painting to be restored

One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades. Read more »

Published Sept. 8, 2014

1 comment

William and Kate expecting second child

The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child and being treated for severe morning sickness, royal officials said Monday. Read more »

Published Sept. 8, 2014

2 comments

Ebola is surging in places it had been beaten back

Doctors Without Borders shuttered one of its Ebola treatment centers in Guinea in May. They thought the deadly virus was being contained there. Read more »

Published Sept. 8, 2014

0 comments

Nebraska doctors say Ebola patient making progress

The Nebraska doctors treating the man who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia said Sunday that he is making progress, but it's not yet clear if he will recover. Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

0 comments

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that —... Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

3 comments

Boy in Spain with brain tumor being readied to fly

A British boy who has a severe brain tumor is being readied to travel from southern Spain for treatment in the Czech Republic's capital aboard a specially-prepared private jet, officials said late... Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

1 comment

'Guardians' tops box office for fourth weekend

"Guardians of the Galaxy" continues to rule the box office universe. Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

0 comments

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

0 comments

After Toledo water scare, states ask EPA for help

Algae that turned Lake Erie green and produced toxins that fouled the tap water for 400,000 people in the Toledo area are becoming a big headache for those who keep drinking water safe even far... Read more »

Published Sept. 7, 2014

0 comments

Joan Rivers funeral set for Sunday

Joan Rivers' plans for an elaborate, over-the-top funeral may not be exactly what she will get, but it may be close. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

0 comments

A farewell to art: New York eatery's big Picasso to move

For over half a century, New York City's Four Seasons restaurant has been a place where Picasso meets the power lunch. Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

0 comments

In shapes of all kinds, Mark Ruffalo hits a stride

With a string of films, from the lauded AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" to the musical rebirth tale "Begin Again" to the upcoming wrestling drama "Foxcatcher," the man many know as the Hulk has... Read more »

Published Sept. 6, 2014

0 comments