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  • Study finds summer jobs seem to lower teens' violent crime rate

    PHILADELPHIA A summer jobs program for teenagers appears to cut the rate of violent crime, according to a new study by a University of Pennsylvania researcher. And not because the youths were too busy working to break the law. Those who were randomly...
  • Miramar girl, 17, among FAU's graduates

    Miramar girl, 17, among FAU's graduates
    When Joan Martin took on the task of homeschooling her four children, she was forced to learn algebra, biology and other subjects that many of us have long since forgotten. "I was clueless at first," she said. But she joined homeschooling groups,...
  • A conservative case for police reform

    A conservative case for police reform
    If a neoconservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality, as journalist Irving Kristol once put it, what do you call a conservative faced with video footage of the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a man the New York City Police Department...
  • New outpatient surgery helps patients with fluid buildup in tissue

    PITTSBURGH New options to treat lymphedema, a painful buildup of fluid in the body's soft tissue, are now available to patients who have the condition, which is a common complication for many cancer patients because of the removal of lymph nodes and...
  • Kingmaker or royal pain to GOP: DeMint building Heritage into conservative force

    WASHINGTON As a senator, Jim DeMint sometimes ran afoul of fellow Republicans by personally recruiting, nurturing and supporting his own stable of conservative candidates for Congress. Now, as president of the Heritage Foundation, the former South...
  • EatingWell: There's a connection between lack of sleep, weight loss and weight gain

    New research is bolstering how important sleep is for a healthy weight. When you're awake between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., you're more likely to take in extra calories, says a study from the University of Pennsylvania. People ate an average of 553 more...
  • Taking A Shot: Testing New Ways To Curb Concussions

    Taking A Shot: Testing New Ways To Curb Concussions
    WESTPORT — During one drill this fall at a Staples High football practice, players took their stances at the line of scrimmage and went full speed and full contact when the ball was snapped. Even though players were wearing big — some...
  • Give the gift of books about movies

    Martin Scorsese, who wrote the foreword for the first title listed here, once famously said that movies "fulfill a spiritual need that people have to share a common memory." Books about movies meet that need, too, though on more intimate terrain a living...
  • Who was the highest paid Lehigh Valley college president?

    Lehigh University's former president was one of the nation's top paid private college presidents in 2012. Alice Gast, who stepped down in January to become president of Imperial College in London, made $884,907 in 2012, according to The Chronicle of...
  • Richard Ruby, car dealer and attorney, dies at 84

    Richard Ruby, car dealer and attorney, dies at 84
    Anyone driving along the roads in southwestern Michigan can still see a number of large billboards that feature a photo of Richard Ruby and advertise his services as an attorney. But as devoted as Mr. Ruby was to the legal profession, these billboards...
  • 'Die-in' by 200 protesters is peaceful after Eagles game

    'Die-in' by 200 protesters is peaceful after Eagles game
    PHILADELPHIA — About 200 demonstrators staged a "die-in" Sunday night after the Philadelphia Eagles game, lying silently in the cold street to protest perceived racial injustice by police against African-Americans. The brief event unfolded...