| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:00 PM
A court hearing for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard was delayed by a month on Tuesday, but the larger question of whether his impeding execution will be stayed remained unanswered.
A day after Gov. Tom Corbett signed Ballard's death warrant,...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the execution warrant for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, a development that came three days after the five-time killer publicly backed away from challenging the state to execute him.
Absent a stay, Ballard will be...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:41 PM
When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went down for the season with an elbow injury in May, baseball savants were ready to throw dirt on the team's chances. The three-time All-Star not only played a key position, he was a crucial part of the team leadership....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:52 PM
It's fortunate that Bill O'Reilly's latest book, "Killing Patton," was written by him and not someone else. If not, O'Reilly would have taken the poor person apart, criticizing the book for its chaotic structure, its considerable padding and its repellent...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses.
Garrett, 51, who is also...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:05 AM
PHILADELPHIA Joshua M. Cooper inserted a catheter through a vein in Janice McKemey's groin, up through her abdomen and all the way inside her heart.
From there, the Temple University Hospital physician pushed the slender device through a wall of tissue...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:50 PM
PHILADELPHIA One of the casualties of Syria's civil war is history.
Five of the country's six World Heritage sites have "significant damage" and some buildings have been "reduced to rubble," according to a report issued this week.
The report relied on...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound.
People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Three years ago, the United States Olympic Committee announced a sponsorship deal with DeVry University to provide either full scholarships or discounted tuition in programs for Olympic athletes at the for-profit school and its Keller Graduate School of...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Pancreatic cancer is nasty, sneaky and nearly impervious to the effects of chemotherapy, and its dispiriting five-year survival rate of 6% has budged not at all in decades. But researchers at the Salk Institute in California reported this week that they...