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  • Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline
    Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
  • William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82....
  • Across the border, but closer than nationals

    Across the border, but closer than nationals
    PHILADELPHIA -- When Stephanie Ryall steps onto the track tonight at the 120th Penn Relays, she'll be one of only three Canadian individuals at the event. None of the three have run there before. The Hamilton runner says a calm strategy should help her...
  • Like it? Social ads turn users into unwitting endorsers

    SAN FRANCISCO — Candice Kilpatrick couldn't help but laugh when she came across a novelty item on Amazon.com: a latex horse's head with a bushy mane. Knowing her friends would get a kick out of the mask too, she shared the link on Facebook. Soon...
  • New U.S. clinical trial poses risks to premature babies: watchdog

    New U.S. clinical trial poses risks to premature babies: watchdog
    (Reuters) - A new clinical trial funded by the U.S. government exposes premature infants suffering from anemia to risks without fully informing their parents, advocacy group Public Citizen said on Thursday. The group, in a letter, asked U.S. Health and...
  • FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix

    FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix
    The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
  • Is working remotely on the way out?

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm a single mom working from home three days a week. I can afford a sitter two days a week. I understand that Yahoo and Best Buy ended their policies of allowing employees to work out of the office. Maybe I'm overreacting, but are we seeing...
  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • Q&A: Katherine Larsen and Lynn Zubernis on 'Fangasm'

    Q&A: Katherine Larsen and Lynn Zubernis on 'Fangasm'
    This story begins with two pairs of people. The first duo, Sam and Dean Winchester, are brothers (from an incredibly handsome gene pool) who spend their days and nights hunting supernatural creatures to ensure the safety of all mankind. The second couple,...
  • Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men

    Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates. The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...