| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Clay Shaw passed away last night.
The former Fort Lauderdale mayor and Republican congressman remained active in politics until shortly before his death after a battle with lung cancer.
Here's a statement from his family:
Statement on the passing of...
| Sep 7, 2013
Fifty years ago, Sept. 12, 1963, was a Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. Young people were listening to "My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels. J.D. Salinger's "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour, An Introduction," had recently been published....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:29 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Civil-rights leader Jesse Jackson dropped in on the Trayvon Martin-inspired protesters occupying the Florida Capitol Tuesday, labeling Florida's political environment "toxic" and likening Gov. Rick Scott to the late segregationist George...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It seems every other update in my Facebook stream is about the recent accidental shootings committed by young children. In Toms River New Jersey, 6-year-old Brandon Holt was killed last month when his 4-year-old friend went indoors, got a loaded .22-...
| Mar 20, 2013
To address a devastating pattern of elementary-grade absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools and across the state, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn have thrown their support behind legislation to lower Illinois' compulsory attendance age from 7 to 6 or...
| Jan 19, 2013
James A. Hood, one of two black students whose effort to enroll at the University of Alabama in June 1963 led to Gov. George Wallace's segregationist "stand in the schoolhouse door" and who later forged an unlikely friendship with the former governor, has...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:49 PM
WASHINGTON — Early in an opinion issued recently by a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge A. Raymond Randolph says: "Although the parties have not raised it, one issue needs to be...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:27 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The addition of the antidepressant nortriptyline to conventional smoking cessation therapy didn't improve the chances of longterm success among male prisoners, Australian researchers have found.
Depression and other mental...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:08 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking common antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't increase a woman's risk of having a stillbirth, according to a new study of over one million Nordic women.
The drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:23 PM
A tornado researcher at the University of Alabama at Huntsville couldn't believe it when he heard Monday that a devastating twister was headed toward Moore, Okla.
"One of my graduate students came in my office yesterday and said, 'Moore is about to be...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:13 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a head-to-head comparison with a traditional diet, people who stuck to a diet of portion-controlled packaged foods lost almost twice as much weight as those who only got advice on how to trim calories, according to a new...
| May 1, 2013
CALEXICO — Since its inception in 1999, the Imperial County College Going Initiative has steadily seen the number of high school seniors accepted to four-year universities increase.
To celebrate this year’s 467 college-bound high school...