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  • Family of Jahi McMath seeks to have brain-death ruling overturned, girl declared alive

    OAKLAND, Calif. An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath says new tests show the 13-year-old girl has regained brain activity and is asking a San Francisco Bay Area court to take the unprecedented step of reversing its finding that she is dead. In court...
  • 20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma

    20th century fashion, trends parallel rise in melanoma
    Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study. Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
  • Williamsburg receives federal grant for dementia care

    Williamsburg receives federal grant for dementia care
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday a federal grant to strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia. The following is excerpted from the state's news release: The $441,131, three-year grant from the federal Administration...
  • New York court to weigh legal rights of chimps

    ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in what experts say is the first case of its kind. For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy,...
  • Three Game-Changing Female Producers Make Sure Passion-Driven Films Hit the Screen

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Perhaps the least interesting thing about Megan Ellison, Gigi Pritzker and Molly Smith is that these game-changing film financiers happen to be the scions of three of America's wealthiest families -- a status that's more...
  • Voters held up in lines

    Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed. The GAO study surveyed...
  • War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]

    War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]
    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby? I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...
  • Marriott hotel chain pushes the envelope on housekeeper tipping

    Marriott hotel chain pushes the envelope on housekeeper tipping
    Sonia Rosales pushes a cart laden with hundreds of pounds of soiled linen, shampoos and cleaning supplies through the JW Marriott hotel at L.A. Live, wrangling 20-pound inserts out of duvet covers, cleaning bathrooms and folding towels. The 45-year-...
  • Tests show Jahi McMath has brain activity, lawyer says

    An attorney for Jahi McMath said Thursday that new diagnostic tests indicate the girl deemed brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last December is showing evidence of brain activity. Chris Dolan held a news conference to disclose testing results that he...
  • Studying why some kids overcome obstacles, others can't

    Leoandra Onnie Rogers is an exceptional person because she lives beyond the confines of expectations. Rogers, the first in her family to attend college, has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology and is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of...
  • Michaela Conlin, a Parkland grad, has rattled 'Bones' for a decade

    Michaela Conlin, a Parkland grad, has rattled 'Bones' for a decade
    Parkland High School graduate Michaela Conlin was already a veteran of two failed TV shows when she trudged down to the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City to shoot a pilot for a police procedural called "Brennan." Even though the role of forensic...