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  • Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in

    Do conservatives die sooner than liberals? New study weighs in
    If you're dead serious about politics, consider this: A new paper finds that people with conservative ideologies were more likely to die in the study period than their liberal peers. The findings, published by the Journal of Epidemiology & Community...
  • Veteran female diplomats leading U.S.-Cuba negotiations

    Veteran female diplomats leading U.S.-Cuba negotiations
    As Cuba and the United States prepare for their next landmark meeting in Washington, the future of their relations, at least in the short term and at the critical nuts-and-bolts level, rests in the hands of two veteran female diplomats. They are not...
  • James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen

    James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen
    Actor and author James Franco, who is rapidly becoming the Energizer Bunny of cinema, has announced the main cast for yet another film: an adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1936 novel "In Dubious Battle." According to the Hollywood Reporter, shooting on...
  • Author of Knute Rockne book will make three appearances in the Lehigh Valley this week

    Author of Knute Rockne book will make three appearances in the Lehigh Valley this week
    When most people think about Knute Rockne they think about one of the most famous halftime speeches in sports history. But Rockne's legacy stretches well beyond the campus of Notre Dame University and his "Win one for the Gipper" speech. Jim...
  • Measles outbreak shows flaws in California's vaccine law

    California's permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain an expanding outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more. While state law...
  • Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push

    Tribune poll: Chicago voters like Obama library park land push
    City voters overwhelmingly support Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to use public parkland for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. But Emanuel's effort to bring movie mogul George Lucas' narrative art museum to a...
  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99. Townes, who had been in failing health, died...
  • Charles Townes, Nobel laureate who helped invent laser that transformed daily life, dies at 99

    Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead...
  • Charles Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, dies at age 99

    Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Townes had been in poor health before his death on the way to an Oakland hospital...
  • Wednesday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Monticello High linebacker commits to W&M

    COLLEGES: Football recruiting: Monticello linebacker Griffin Davis, the 2014 Jefferson District Player of the Year, committed to attend William and Mary, according to multiple reports. Judicial: Pace University cleared head football coach Andy...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth about gluten

    The biggest trend in the food world shows no signs of slowing down. According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, 63 percent thought that following a gluten-free diet would improve physical...