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  • Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution

    Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution
    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,...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard

    Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard
    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...
  • Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics

    Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics
    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....
  • O'Reilly ignores Patton's anti-Semitism

    O'Reilly ignores Patton's anti-Semitism
    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...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     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...
  • Smart catheters help doctors navigate the heart

    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...
  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    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,...
  • Syria's heritage is casualty of war, study finds

    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...
  • Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia

    Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia
    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...
  • USOC corrects DeVry tuition issue for bobsledder

    USOC corrects DeVry tuition issue for bobsledder
    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...
  • A vitamin D variant may be key to treating deadly pancreatic cancer

    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...