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  • The town's all here

    The long trip home from a devastating suicide blast in Afghanistan has felt like a dream for Spec. Daniel Acosta Jr., but none of it so much as his arrival Monday in Chicago. He met his extended family at a yellow-ribboned gate in O'Hare International...
  • Former Sen. Bob Dole Hospitalized

    Former Sen. Bob Dole Hospitalized
    WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is recovering from leg surgery performed after he sought medical treatment for heart problems. The 85-year-old Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an...
  • Flying again is freedom for a veteran helicopter pilot and double amputee

    Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee. She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
  • The Mission Continues

    The Mission Continues
    Vision without sight. A Chicago-area soldier blinded in battle in Iraq sees a way to continue serving our country. Because of him and other brave veterans -- the mission continues. 2008. Steve Baskis was serving the army in Iraq. At 22 years old, he...
  • Local folklore has it that this overgrown N.C. hilltop is the real birthplace of Lincoln

    Local folklore has it that this overgrown N.C. hilltop is the real birthplace of Lincoln
    BOSTIC, N.C. -- Note to aspiring saints and office-holders: You'll know you've achieved "legendary" status when whispered tales are attached to your life story with question marks. The higher you rise, the more there are. Consider Abraham Lincoln....
  • DANGEROUS REMEDY

    American military doctors in Iraq have injected more than 1,000 of the war's wounded troops with a potent and largely experimental blood-coagulating drug despite mounting medical evidence linking it to deadly blood clots that lodge in the lungs, heart and...
  • 'DON'T LET ME DIE'

    Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin landed on the helipad at about 12:30 p.m., screaming at the sky as a small all-terrain vehicle carried him past the palm trees and concrete bunkers to the emergency room. Doctors inside cut off his blood-covered boots and prepared...
  • Army medicine: Untested in battle

    Army medicine: Untested in battle
    The U.S. Army has quietly altered or abandoned some of its more experimental medical treatments for troops injured in combat, as advances it once hailed as groundbreaking are foundlargely ineffective or perhaps even dangerous. Advanced battle dressings,...
  • Services for Jesse Reed, Whitehall soldier killed in Afghanistan, will be Friday

    Services for Jesse Reed, Whitehall soldier killed in Afghanistan, will be Friday
    A month ago Jesse D. Reed sent his dad a picture of a half dozen soldiers sitting in a hole a roadside bomb had blasted out of the earth in Afghanistan. "We already lost several trucks," the Army specialist told his father, David Reed. "But don't worry,...
  • Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers

    Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers
    Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
  • Easton native dies of war wounds

    An Easton native who was serving with the Army in Afghanistan died Friday of wounds he suffered March 27 when his vehicle was hit by a bomb. Sgt. Sean M. Durkin, 24, of Aurora, Colo., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according...