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  • Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in black boys

    Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. From 1993 through 2012, there were 657 suicides among children aged 5 through 11. Most were 10 or...
  • Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity

    The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says. People are migrating into areas —...
  • At Christopher Newport University, a pitch for more state building money

    At Christopher Newport University, a pitch for more state building money
    University leaders pitched state budget writers on $175 million or so in new building projects Monday, asking for a library addition at Christopher Newport University and a new home for the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's genetic oyster research...
  • Newport News fire academy, part 6: Specialty teams highly-skilled for complex rescues

    Newport News fire academy, part 6: Specialty teams highly-skilled for complex rescues
    Editor's note: Reporter Sarah J. Ketchum is participating in an academy hosted by the Newport News Fire Department and writing about her experience. NEWPORT NEWS — Were you the kid with a chemistry set? Did you like to tinker with gadgets or...
  • Great white shark cruising East Coast becomes Twitter star

    They're gonna need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter...
  • May 18 Letters: Tobacco press, highway maintenance, health care, safety on rails

    Typical response Re: "Replica raises Yorktown flap," May 14. "It is unfortunate that the coordinators of this project are taking it personally because it is not that at all," Leslie said. "Whether it is the historic structures, the battlefield,...
  • How pandas may be eating their way to extinction

    How pandas may be eating their way to extinction
    A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside. A¬†genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes living inside these animals’ guts is optimized to...
  • Orlando apartments add 2,000 renters

    Orlando apartments add 2,000 renters
    The Orlando area's apartment vacancy rate for April was 4.6 percent in April, according to a report by Real Data Apartment Market Research. During the past six months, the market absorbed more than 2,000 renters. And more than 12,000 units were either...
  • Mount Greenwood's Emily Beazley dies at 12; cancer battle inspired support

    Mount Greenwood's Emily Beazley dies at 12; cancer battle inspired support
    Even as she was dying, Emily Beazley talked about helping other children who might share her fate. "She was an amazing girl, very unselfish," said Dr. Jason Canner, pediatric oncologist at Advocate Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn and one of several...
  • White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators

    White House has a plan to save bees and other crop pollinators
    The federal government will boost research and preserve 7 million acres of habitat for bees, monarch butterflies and other insects as part of a wide-ranging strategy to bolster the population of pollinators that are vital to the nation's food crops. The...
  • Cuba's lung cancer vaccine could help U.S. patients

    Cuba's lung cancer vaccine could help U.S. patients
    Here's the thing about cigars: They cause lung cancer. Cuba has a lot of cigars — and a lot of cancer. But the country famous for its Cohibas also has some promising anti-cancer drugs, and the United States has its eye on them. Lung cancer kills...