| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona is skydiving Wednesday, the third anniversary of a rampage that killed six people and left the legislator partially paralyzed.
Giffords, 43, was one of more than a dozen people who were wounded in...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:58 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has loosened up on medical marijuana. An executive order on Wednesday by Cuomo, a longtime opponent of legalizing pot for medicinal purposes, is set to legalize medical marijuana. But it's restrictive.
It will still be illegal...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a movement afoot to end handshaking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% — 80%! — of all infections are transmitted by hands.
That very well might explain why you are sick —- or recovering from...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Want to have lunch with Arianna Huffington and learn why success should mean more than money and power? It'll only cost a thousand dollars.
The Huffington Post Media Group editor-in-chief and president is going out on a three-city tour with MSNBC's...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:12 AM
An Iowa schoolteacher says he lost 37 pounds by eating nothing but McDonald's for 90 days.
Take that, Morgan Spurlock!
John Cisna and his students at Colo-Nesco School District decided to challenge Spurlock's Oscar-nominated documentary "Super Size...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:04 PM
High school students are faced with the task of balancing difficult courses, athletics and their jobs. This takes a toll on students’ health, leading to lack of sleep, poor nutrition, stress and inadequate physical activity.
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:42 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sleep-deprived surgeons don't make any more mistakes than usual during gallbladder operations, a new study suggests.
Whether doctors had been up doing emergency surgery the previous night did not affect a patient's risk of...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Hoover High drama students are preparing this week for their annual improvisation marathon in which dozens of students will spend 24 hours performing onstage beginning at 6 p.m. Friday.
Fourteen-year-old Hoover freshman Vivica Rush said some students...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:13 PM
It was nearing 2 a.m. at the Highland Park police station when two investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force laid out the situation for 17-year-old Philip Vatamaniuc.
"I don't think either of us are saying that you killed him, but you...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Annapolis High School student Dajuan Gay left an after-school job early Wednesday so he could petition the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for later school start time. The junior than left the board meeting to resume his regimented daily schedule...