| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:05 AM
PHILADELPHIA More than a decade after prostate cancer became the economic driver behind proton beam therapy in the U.S., it still isn't clear that men treated with the technology do better than those who get less costly radiation treatments.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:18 PM
It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections.
If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:35 PM
With the last 1 percent of his vision, Jeff Benelli is determined to make a difference in a unique way by running four marathons in five weeks.
Benelli, 48, was diagnosed with a rare inherited disorder that causes progressive vision loss called...
| 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 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 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 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...