| Dec 8, 2009
On a wind-tossed desert night, the dream of space pioneers Richard Branson and Burt Rutan to bring space flight to everyone -- at least everyone who can afford it -- drew closer to reality when the pair unveiled the world's first commercial passenger...
| Jan 4, 2010
Once a disease of the young, HIV has made its way into the lives of older Americans. People with the virus are living longer, while some are contracting it later in life.
There have been efforts to fight it: safe sex classes in senior housing, condom...
| Dec 22, 2008
Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what?
More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
| Jan 20, 2010
| 12:02 PM
Some NYPD civilian safety officers are under fire for allegedly treating Bronx middle and high school students like criminals.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the NYCLU in Brooklyn, was launched on behalf of five students at the Lou Gehrig School in...
| Sep 7, 2009
| 8:11 PM
Derek Jeter got a standing ovation when he came on the field for his pregame wind sprints at the start of a very long day. He didn't give fans more to cheer about, failing to gain ground on Lou Gehrig.
Jeter went 0 for 8 with a walk and remained...
| Sep 10, 2009
It's the most recognizable digit in Baltimore.
Authorities said that didn't dissuade four young men from ripping Cal Ripken Jr.'s 3 1/2 -foot-tall aluminum number 8 off its base in front of Camden Yards Tuesday night, throwing it into the back of a...
| Sep 12, 2009
Derek Jeter has earned many honors in his illustrious career. Now add all time Yankee hit king as New York's captain lashed hit number 2, 722 down the rightfield line in the third inning at Yankee Stadium last night passing the Iron Horse Lou Gehrig....
| Sep 14, 2009
- The mismatch that people most expected here over the weekend never materialized until the eighth inning Sunday, when the New York Yankees turned a close game with the Orioles into a humbling 13-3 rout.
The Orioles' chances of their first three-game...
| Aug 18, 2010
Repeated concussions may contribute to the development of symptoms that mimic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, a controversial group of researchers is suggesting in a provocative new study.
The cause of most cases of ALS—a...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 4:31 PM
It's hard to believe, but the fresh-faced kid who burst into the Orioles lineup in 1982, caught the final out of the World Series in 1983 and broke Lou Gehrig's supposedly unbreakable consecutive games record in 1995 has reached the half-century mark. Cal...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 5:39 PM
It began with a case of what is known as "drop foot." In early 2009, La Cañada Flintridge resident Bonnie Hine found herself unable to flex her toes, and then her ankle, in the routine motions used during walking.
Her balance suffered, and she found...