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  • Psychiatrist says Etan Patz murder suspect is mentally ill

    A man who confessed to choking Etan Patz, a 6-year-old who disappeared in 1979 while walking to school, had a cocaine problem and abused his wife during arguments over drug money and is mentally ill, a renowned psychiatrist said Tuesday, testifying for...
  • Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid

    Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid
    Carl J. Manone of Hellertown High School's Class of 1941 was the yearbook editor, class president and captain of the school's championship basketball team. He went on to Moravian College on a full scholarship, then transferred to Ursinus College. In...
  • NY charter movement vies for dominance with teachers unions

    For decades, teachers unions wielded unparalleled influence over education policy, using political muscle and deep pockets to support elected allies and punish opponents. But as thousands of charter students, parents and teachers showed last week by...
  • Dr. Jack M. Hirshon1928 -2015

    Dr. Jack M. Hirshon<br/>1928 -2015
    Dr. Jack M. Hirshon of New Port Richey, Florida passed away in March, 2015 at the age of 86. Smilin’ Jack grew up in Boston, MA, attending Boston Latin before receiving his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his PhD from Columbia...
  • Don't watch presidential polling _ Americans aren't tuned in

    Wondering who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it's going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much...
  • George Clooney's wife to lecture on human rights at Columbia

    George Clooney's wife is joining the faculty of Columbia University as a visiting lecturer. Columbia announced Friday lawyer Amal Clooney will lecture on human rights this spring. She also will serve as a senior fellow with its law school's Human...
  • Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library

    Next meeting set on park transfer for Obama library
    The city has set a public hearing before the Plan Commission on a proposal backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use parkland for a Barack Obama presidential library. The commission will meet at 10 a.m. March 9 on the plan to transfer at least 20 acres in...
  • Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges

    The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed...
  • With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site

    The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the...
  • Urban sprawl is reducing June gloom in coastal Southern California

    Urban sprawl is reducing June gloom in coastal Southern California
    In a meteorological twist, heat rising off urban sprawl is driving a trend toward fewer annual summer invasions of dense overcast known as June gloom in coastal Southern California areas, a new climate study says. The study led by bioclimatologist A....
  • Orlando Home Health Care Agency: Differences in Early and Late-Onset Alzheimer's

    Often enough, the general public continues to identify and associate memory loss and cognitive decline as unique characteristics belonging to Baby Boomers or members of the Greatest Generation. In fact, Alzheimer’s dementia symptoms are rarely...