| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Riverside police recovered a stolen puppy that was intended as a gift for a 7-year-old girl with leukemia, authorities said Wednesday.
The pug was supposed to be a Christmas present from a Riverside woman, who had heard about the child's plight,...
| Jan 12, 2014
The year is 1955. At a Friday night dance in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, 14-year-old Art ("Sandy" to his friends) Frisch summoned the courage to ask 15-year-old Lois Statt to dance.
What followed was six years of group dates with their...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
STORRS — Life is about percentages. As one of the six men interviewed late in 1998 by Lew Perkins, Don Patterson had a 16.7 percent chance of replacing Skip Holtz for the head UConn coaching job. Diagnosed with Stage IV tonsillar cancer in 2008,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Student athletes at Elmhurst College found a skilled, professional trainer who helped them reach their full athletic potential in Matt Passalaqua. They also found a friend and confidante.
Mr. Passalaqua learned in December that he had leukemia. He...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:33 PM
The latest member of the Blast made a lasting impression on his new teammates at practice Wednesday.
Less than four minutes into the team's scrimmage, parked on the left side of the field at Northeast Regional Recreation Center, he aimed a shot to the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Brenda Frese's son Tyler celebrates end of chemotherapy
Tyler Thomas, a 5-year-old son of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese, celebrated the end of three years of chemotherapy treatments for pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Mittens McGee doesn't exactly look like an artist.
He's a friendly, fat, gray-and-white cat who commands a comfy couch in his room with a view at the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis.
A few weeks ago, though, teen volunteers wrangled Mittens...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS- Felix van Groeningen's romance drama "The Broken Circle Breakdown" ("Alabama Monroe"), which reps Belgium in the Oscar's foreign-language race, has snatched up the Lux Award, a nod handed out by the European Parliament.
The Lux award, voted on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
These selected questions were answered by experts attending the 2013 BlogPaws Conference May 16-18 in Tysons Corner, VA. Over 500 pet bloggers and pet writers gathered to learn more about how to educate people about companion animals using social media. I...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
The day hasn’t been exhilarating just for Batkid, the 5-year-old leukemia survivor whose wish to become a superhero came true Friday in San Francisco, thanks to the generosity of a city known more for its adult indulgences than for its...