Jodi Hess Ellsworth

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Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

Peter and Ellie Yang, by all outward appearances, are living the Beijing dream. They have a condo in an up-and-coming area, a white Honda that Peter …

Los Angeles

Isil 'seizes Iraqi city of Ramadi' as black flag appears on government buildings

Jihadists seize Anbar provincial government compound in Ramadi, which has been contested since last year<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants draped their black flag over a government compound in the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday as the group closed in one of its biggest victories …

White House rejects Seymour Hersh 'baseless assertions' on bin Laden raid

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The White House is dismissing as "baseless" a controversial report alleging President Barack Obama's administration lied about the circumstances surrounding the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden.<p>"There are too many inaccuracies and baseless assertions in this piece to fact check …

These Tropical Cliff Jumpers Have No Fear of Death... Completely Insane!

It’s no secret that the stunning tropical islands within the state of Hawaii give travelers numerous reasons to visit every year.<p><b>I mean, who wouldn’t</b> …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Mudslide survivors wonder: Why are we alive

SEATTLE (AP) — It was a sound like a jet engine. Then a forest of trees collapsed. And all was quiet except for the calls for help.<p>LoAnna Langton ran …

Portrait of a Sicilian girl by Wilhelm von Gloeden - a picture from the past

The Fence

Scientists Track a Great White Shark Across the Atlantic for the First Time

Tagged off Florida, the mature female is now closing in on the U.K.'s Cornish coast.<p>Ever since researchers tagged a great white shark nicknamed Lydia off Jacksonville, Florida, in March 2013, they've been keeping a close eye on her. Their vigilance was rewarded this past weekend when the 14-foot …

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane expands to Indian Ocean

It's a mystery that authorities still haven't been able to solve: Where is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?<p>There were still more questions than answers Thursday as U.S. officials said investigators will start combing the Indian Ocean as they look for the missing aircraft.<p>Why would authorities expand …