France Honors Heroes for Train Attack ‘Courage’

President Francois Hollande on Monday, Aug. 24 bestowed France's highest honor on a group of Americans and a Briton who overpowered a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train, saying the whole world "admires their courage and cool composure." Read More

Flag Raised Over U.S. Embassy in Cuba

The Marine guard of the reopened U.S. embassy in Cuba raised the Stars and Stripes Friday, Aug. 14 for the first time in 54 years, as Secretary of State John Kerry urged Havana to choose a democratic future. Read More

2015 Special Olympics Conclude in Los Angeles

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games -- described by organizers as the largest international gathering in Los Angeles history and the biggest sporting event in the Southland since the 1984 Summer Olympics -- have come to a close. Read More

NASA Confirms ‘Older, Bigger Cousin to Earth’

NASA's Kepler orbiting telescope confirmed the existence of an "older, bigger cousin to Earth" 1,400 light years away -- the first planet known to be in a habitable zone around a sun-like star, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Thursday, July 23. Read More

San Marino Sponsors 13 Republic of San Marino Special Olympics Athletes

The San Marino City Council is sponsoring all 13 athletes participating in the Special Olympics from the Republic of San Marino. The cost for each athlete is $250, which covers the cost of room, board and entertainment while they stay in the host town. The council originally budgeted $2,500 in the council hospitality account, but increased it to $3,250 total to cover these costs at the July 8 city council meeting.   Read More

Special Olympics Flame of Hope to Arrive in Los Angeles

The Special Olympics Flame of Hope, which has been carried in a torch relay across the United States by thousands of runners on three routes, will arrive on Friday, July 10 in downtown Los Angeles, where a cauldron will be lit two weeks ahead of the Special Olympics World Games' opening ceremony. Read More

Actor Omar Sharif Dies of Heart Attack in Egypt

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor best remembered for the blockbusters "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," died of a heart attack at a Cairo hospital on Friday, July 10, Egyptian state television reported. He was 83. Read More

Hello Kitty To Be Turned Into a Film

©AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI The famous white Japanese cartoon character with a red bow is getting her very own movie. It was announced on July 3 that “Hello Kitty” will be turned into a film by the lifestyle company Sanrio. Read More