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  • Bill Werber dies at 100; Yankee teammate of Babe Ruth

    Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100. Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks...
  • Multiple births, multiple risks

    Two weeks ago, Brianna Morrison gave birth to six babies in Minneapolis. Less than a day later, Jenny Masche delivered six babies in a Phoenix hospital. Both of the women had been treated for infertility and had used fertility-enhancing drugs. The two...
  • George McAfee dies at 90; college, pro football Hall of Famer

    George McAfee, who was an explosive threat playing both offense and defense for the Chicago Bears in the 1940s, died Wednesday in Durham, N.C. He was 90. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: George McAfee obituary: The obituary of Hall of Fame Chicago...
  • PASSINGS: David C. Kohler, Ray Browne

    PASSINGS: David C. Kohler, Ray Browne
    David C. Kohler Attorney, law school professor David C. Kohler, 56, director of the entertainment and media law institute at Southwestern Law School, died of cancer Oct. 15 at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, the law school...
  • John Hope Franklin dies at 94; scholar wrote pivotal text on blacks in U.S. history

    John Hope Franklin, a Duke University historian and scholar of life in the South and the African American experience in the United States, died Wednesday. He was 94. Duke spokesman David Jarmul said Franklin died of congestive heart failure at the...
  • Kenneth C. Bass III dies at 65; federal official helped write '78 surveillance act

    Kenneth C. Bass III, the Justice Department official who helped write the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the federal government with the approval of a special court to spy on foreigners suspected of espionage in the United States,...
  • Can a pill protect us from the sun?

    Can a pill protect us from the sun?
    Have you ever slathered on sunscreen but somehow managed to miss your nose? Or the back of your hand? Or the tops of your feet? You're not the only one. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, most people apply less than half of the optimal...
  • The allergy mystery

    The allergy mystery
    House dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms. But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
  • W. Eugene Smith captures sights, sounds of an era in 'Jazz Loft Project'

    W. Eugene Smith captures sights, sounds of an era in 'Jazz Loft Project'
    "The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith From 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965" By Sam StephensonKnopf, 288 pages, $40 Being at the right place at the right time may be fate or luck. Either way, it's what one does with that good...
  • Muslims drawn to Obama

    Barack Hussein Obama's victory didn't just belie the so-called Bradley effect for black candidates. Experts say it also defied an "Osama effect"—opposition efforts to sway voters by connecting Obama to radical Islam. In fact, experts say the...
  • Can magnets help kick the habit?

    The product: If you've ever tried to give up smoking -- or been around someone who has--you've probably discovered that quitting isn't easy, even with the help of a patch, pill, gum or spray. Nicotine-replacement products work about 10% to 15% of the...
  • Swine Flu Poses Holiday Puzzle

    Swine Flu Poses Holiday Puzzle
    ATLANTA -- Health officials say swine flu cases appear to be declining throughout most of the U.S., but the specter of Thanksgiving gatherings makes it hard to predict what will happen next. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday...