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  • Tom Wolf pulls gubernatorial ad with Western Pennsylvania lawyer who starred in torture film

    Tom Wolf pulls gubernatorial ad with Western Pennsylvania lawyer who starred in torture film
    PITTSBURGH — Democrat Tom Wolf's staff pulled a campaign ad after learning that an actor who touted Wolf's stint in the Peace Corps appeared in a film depicting the torture of four women. The folksy ad, "Jeeps," featured attorney and actor Alan...
  • UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings

    UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings
    Four UC campuses -- San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- placed in top spots in annual “socially conscious” rankings of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fifth year in a row, the...
  • Will Americans eat bugs?

     Will Americans eat bugs?
    If you're trying to lose weight, the latest food trend may be just what you need to really slim down. You can eat all you want. You just may not want to eat much, if any. That's because your meals will include an unconventional ingredient: bugs, in...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A company works against America's image

    A painted glass sign inscribed “The Buck Stops Here” sat on Harry Truman's desk during his presidency. The expression originated from poker in which a buckhorn-handled knife was used to indicate the person whose turn it was to deal. If the...
  • Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb

    Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb
    In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system. That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way. The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
  • Michael T. Osterholm: What we need to contain Ebola

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • Why it's harder to contain this Ebola epidemic

    Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
  • Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births

    Government shutdown may have led to spike in Washington births
    Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time. Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns. "There's no way...
  • Spotlight on Scouting: Scout volunteer puts community first

    Spotlight on Scouting: Scout volunteer puts community first
    Each year, local Scouts complete projects in the community to earn the highest ranking in their various groups. The Glendale News-Press wants to share the Scouts’ good deeds with readers as they answer questions about their service projects....
  • Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park

    Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park
    It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread...
  • Peace Corps removing volunteers amid Ebola outbreak

    The Peace Corps is removing more than 300 of its volunteers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as an Ebola outbreak that has left hundreds dead worsens in West Africa. In a statement issued Wednesday, the Peace Corps said it is temporarily removing...