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  • O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola
    Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers...
  • Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details,...
  • Amanda Bynes returns to Twitter, says she's switching schools

    Amanda Bynes returns to Twitter, says she's switching schools
    Amanda Bynes popped up on her verified Twitter account Tuesday morning for the first time since mid-May, offering a tidbit about her future plans and commenting on recent stories about her. "Don't believe anything the tabloids are saying about me,"...
  • Fading Hong Kong protests still a challenge to China's image

    HONG KONG China hasn't said much about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, other than trotting out its state media to describe the protesters as fringe extremists, small in number, causing chaos in one of Asia's major trading centers. Now, as the...
  • New Jersey Republican Offers Real Choice

    Every 36 years, it seems Jeff Bell disturbs New Jersey's political order. In 1978, as a 34-year-old apostle of supply-side economics and a harbinger of the Reagan Revolution, he stunned the keepers of the conventional wisdom by defeating a four-term...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs. He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
  • Is today's feminism too trendy?

     Is today's feminism too trendy?
    Like the cicada, which lies dormant for 13 or 17 years and then suddenly makes a cacophonous comeback, feminism is having a moment. It's announcing itself on magazine covers, dominating discussions on culture blogs and, in one case, making itself known in...
  • Two Laguna seniors named National Merit semifinalists

    The Laguna Beach Unified School District recognized two Laguna Beach High School seniors who were recently named National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists. Aviva Meyers and Grant Barton are two of about 16,000 students nationwide to be...
  • For grammar geeks: 'Grammar Revolution' the documentary

    For grammar geeks: 'Grammar Revolution' the documentary
    Be careful where you put that preposition. Prepositions, participles, who and whom and more are the focus of the new documentary "Grammar Revolution." The film was made by two former teachers, David and Elizabeth O'Brien, and completed with a $22,000...
  • Polish Ambassador To Speak At CCSU Polish Studies Gala

    Polish Ambassador To Speak At CCSU Polish Studies Gala
    NEW BRITAIN — When Central Connecticut State University celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Polish studies program on Oct. 19, the ambassador of Poland is scheduled to be the keynote speaker. Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf will address the $100-a-...
  • Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference. The tests,...