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  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...
  • Chris McCarthy Adds Oversight of Viacom's Logo TV to His MTV2 Duties

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Chris McCarthy, the MTV Networks executive who supervises MTV2 and mtvU, is getting more responsibility. He will now oversee all creative and business functions for sister cable network Logo TV. He is already an executive vice...
  • Insurance debate snares prostate cancer study

    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. That's why...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    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....
  • Blind marathoner set to run four races in five weeks

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...