Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hardships grow for millions inside Syria

Beirut, lebanon

Hardships grow for millions living in syria

Some 5 million Syrians are refugees in their own country, many living hand-to-mouth in vacant buildings, schools, mosques, parks and the cramped homes of relatives, aid workers say. Others are trapped in neighborhoods isolated by military blockades, beyond the reach of aid groups. Already desperately short of food and medicine as winter closes in, they could begin to succumb in greater numbers to hunger and exposure, aid workers say.

Lisbon, Portugal

Missing Madeleine case reopened

More than six years after Madeleine McCann vanished from her bedroom during a family vacation in Portugal and five years after Portuguese police gave up trying to find her, authorities reopened the case Thursday, citing new evidence. Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, had long campaigned from their home in England for the Portuguese investigation to resume. They said Thursday they were "very pleased" at the development.

New York

Ellis Island to reopen to visitors

A year ago next week, Hurricane Sandy swamped Ellis Island and its immigration museum, ruining its electrical and air-conditioning systems and forcing removal of most of its collection of artifacts. Though much of the damage remains unrepaired, the National Park Service said Thursday it would reopen the island to visitors Monday. That day is also the 127th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty, which stands on its own island in New York harbor. Tourists riding a ferry to the statue will again have the choice to disembark on Ellis. They can tour the main floor of the museum and climb stairs to the Great Hall.

Chino, Calif.

Police gun fired at school hurts 3 kids

Three children were injured by bullet fragments after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle at a school assembly, authorities said. The AR-15 was locked to the side of the motorcycle on display at Newman Elementary School during an antidrug program Wednesday, Chino police spokeswoman Tamrin Olden said. Police said established safeguards and procedures were not followed.

Boston

Clintons get public health awards

The best way to combat the world's health challenges is through "networks of cooperation," former President Bill Clinton said Thursday. He spoke after being honored with one of three Centennial Medals during the Harvard School of Public Health's 100th year celebration. His daughter, Chelsea, received the Next Generation Award, which recognizes someone under 40 whose commitment to health inspires young people to make "health for all" a global priority.

Times wires

Hardships grow for millions inside Syria 10/24/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:13pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. 'Liquor wall' staying up in Florida after Gov. Scott's veto

    Gubernatorial

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's liquor wall, which was been around since Prohibition ended, will remain standing after a bill to tear it down was vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott.

  2. To catch a poacher: Florida wildlife officers set up undercover gator farm sting

    Wildlife

    To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, state wildlife officers created the ultimate undercover operation.

    To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set up an undercover operation. They created their own alligator farm, complete with plenty of real, live alligators, watched over by real, live undercover wildlife officers. It also had hidden video cameras to record everything that happened. That was two years ago, and on Wednesday wildlife officers announced that they arrested nine people on  44 felony charges alleging they broke wildlife laws governing alligator harvesting, transporting eggs and hatchlings across state lines, dealing in stolen property, falsifying records, racketeering and conspiracy. The wildlife commission released these photos of alligators, eggs and hatchlings taken during the undercover operation. [Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]
  3. Trump has Mar-a-Lago employee working on government trip, report says

    Blogs

    The following is from Buzzfeed News:

    A top Mar-a-Lago employee is also working for the government to help prepare for President Trump's visit to Taormina, Italy, for the G-7 Summit — an unconventional arrangement that further blurs the line between the president's business empire and the White House.

  4. Manchester bombing victims include at least 7 parents

    World

    LONDON — The world has been horrified by how young many of the victims in the Manchester bombing were, but on Wednesday, attention shifted to parents of concertgoers who were also killed. Seven have been identified, among them a couple who left behind two orphaned daughters.

    Roussos
  5. Richard Corcoran has a new committee to help him become governor

    Blogs

    Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has opened a new political committee, Watchdog PAC, that may or may not bankroll his campaign for governor in 2018. The Land O'Lakes Republica

  6. More