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  • You ate a 2-pound bag of M&Ms while watching 'Die Hard': Here's why

    You ate a 2-pound bag of M&Ms while watching 'Die Hard': Here's why
    If you like to watch TV with a bag of snacks nearby, here's a tip: Avoid watching action movies. New research suggests people eat twice as much food while watching a fast-paced action flick compared with those watching a slow-moving talk show. "It's...
  • Rejected, then erroneously accepted by your favorite college? Move on

    It might have appeared to be an early holiday present when almost 300 prospective Johns Hopkins University students previously denied early admission or deferred for later consideration recently received an email welcoming them to the fold. The trouble...
  • Top 10 stories in Laguna Beach for 2014

    Top 10 stories in Laguna Beach for 2014
    Mobility throughout Laguna Beach, whether by foot, car or bicycle, was a recurring theme in 2014 as the city took strides to address safety on the busiest thoroughfares, including adopting a bike safety plan after a cyclist was killed along Coast...
  • Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative

    Kenyan Orphans Project Uplifting, Transformative
    Ethnic conflict is neither restricted to classroom discussions on international relations nor front page newspaper headlines. It has real impact on lives, a fact that we often only read about, not experience. When a girls' orphanage was burned to the...
  • Pennsylvania tries nonlethal shotgun blasts to scare crows away from Capitol

    Pennsylvania tries nonlethal shotgun blasts to scare crows away from Capitol
    HARRISBURG — When the sun has set over the Susquehanna River here, Sgt. David DeLellis leads his two-man squad on patrol to retake streets that surround the 5-acre state Capitol complex. "I want one to the left and one to the right," DeLellis...
  • What do you get if you map coming climate disasters? Hello, Pacific Northwest.

    What do you get if you map coming climate disasters? Hello, Pacific Northwest.
    During the 1930s, the Dust Bowl drove millions of people out of the Great Plains. Thousands of the residents who left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina never went back. Not that many thousands of years ago, shifts in Ice Age glaciers drew people from...
  • 'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis

    'Freshman 15' may be oversold: analysis
    College students may not gain the much-dreaded "freshman 15" but they do gain weight during their years in school, according to a fresh look at some past research. Young adults gained an average of about 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg) over their college...
  • Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'

    Penn's president feels heat from her police for 'die in'
    PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann has become the second Pennsylvania college president in a week to face criticism for participating in "die-in" protests held by students. Gutmann lay on the floor with student...
  • Lehigh Valley runners reunite at club cross country championships

    Lehigh Valley runners reunite at club cross country championships
    Frances Koons had a good wakeup call Saturday morning to get her going for the USA Track and Field Club Cross Country Championships. Her younger sister, Anne, due with her first child, was having labor pains. Koons, a former PIAA Class 3A track and...
  • UF's Machen to become privately funded adviser to school

    UF's Machen to become privately funded adviser to school
    University of Florida President Bernie Machen will spend his first half decade out of office as a privately funded adviser to the Gainesville school. Machen, who will step down as president at the end of December after 11 years leading the university,...
  • Earthquake could destroy L.A.'s water lifeline

    Earthquake could destroy L.A.'s water lifeline
    Los Angeles gets 88% of its water from three major aqueducts, flowing from the Colorado River, Owens Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. But as they make their way into the region, the aqueducts cross the San Andreas fault a total of 32...