Health officials in the United States are urging parents to get their children vaccinated for measles, after a spike in the number of cases. On Feb. 5, there were 50 cases reported in the state of Washington, and five more cases in Houston, Texas. VOA's Carol Pearson reports most of the cases are in unvaccinated children.
In Southern California, there are some special creatures that have adapted and thrived in an urban environment. Some advocates for conservation and the environment say a city may be the perfect man-made space for some endangered species. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.