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  • NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist says

    NASA's plan to capture an asteroid? Bad idea, scientist says
    NASA goal to snag an asteroid and bring a space rock close to Earth is a distraction from the effort to send humans to Mars, a top asteroid expert says. In a commentary in the journal Nature, planetary scientist Richard Binzel of the Massachusetts...
  • 'Skills gap' threatening to impede economic growth in California

    California employers aren't hiring as quickly as they could — but the economy isn't the damper. The problem? Bosses are increasingly looking for qualities that many candidates don't have. The so-called skills gap is now threatening to impede...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • Bill Clinton to Pennsylvania Democrats: Turn out to vote for Tom Wolf

    PITTSBURGH — Former President Bill Clinton warned Democrats against complacency Monday as he urged a South Side crowd to make sure that their neighbors turn out next week to vote for Tom Wolf in his bid to unseat Gov. Tom Corbett. "You have in some...
  • Tussle between casinos, card counters claims state as battleground

    Tussle between casinos, card counters claims state as battleground
    A high-rolling blackjack player, Justin Mills, said a driver in a luxury car hired by Maryland Live picked him up from his Silver Spring home on Feb. 20 to usher him to the casino at Arundel Mills mall. Hours later, the 23-year-old videographer found...
  • Remembering Nailah Franklin

    Remembering Nailah Franklin
     It has been nearly two years since Nailah Franklin's story captured the heart of this city. She was the 28-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative who was reported missing on Sept. 19, 2007. Hers was the lovely face that smiled broadly on the...
  • Soaring SpaceX, Isaacson on Wikipedia, Asimov on creativity, and more

    Here’s your supplemental weekend reading list (for when you’ve finished your Times.) Elon Musk’s SpaceX is perhaps the most remarkable entrepreneurial success story in recent times. Quartz tells how SpaceX leapfrogged NASA to “...
  • State College Football Capsules

    The Trinity football team will try to build on a 53-game home winning streak and take another step toward finishing first in the NESCAC Saturday when it hosts Middlebury at Jessee/Miller Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The Bantams haven't lost...
  • John Goodman retrial: Defense expert says Bentley malfunctioned

    An automotive expert for the defense testified Friday in John Goodman's DUI manslaughter retrial that the Wellington polo magnate's Bentley was malfunctioning at the time of the 2010 crash that killed recent University of Central Florida grad Scott...
  • Expert preaches how transportation, fitness and land-use can combine to build healthy communities

    Expert preaches how transportation, fitness and land-use can combine to build healthy communities
    Lecturing on the benefits of regular exercise won't change anyone's sedentary habits, but creating an environment that supports routine physical activity will. That's the message that public health, planning and transportation expert Mark Fenton plans...
  • NU grad school asks applicants' sexual identity

     NU grad school asks applicants' sexual identity
    Starting this year, applicants to Northwestern University's graduate school will be asked about their sexual orientation. The optional question asks whether applicants consider themselves to be members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or...