| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:39 PM
It was a rare July day at the Swisher Field Athletic Complex on the southeast side of Aberdeen.
The parking lot, which is normally close to empty on Fridays in the summer, boasted numerous vehicles with license plates from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and...
| Jun 22, 2013
When I was a child, for as long as I could remember, my family's Encyclopedia Britannica set was missing two volumes — the two volumes that always seemed to pertain to my homework assignments. And so within an hour or so of getting home, I would sit...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 1:53 PM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The wife of billionaire real estate mogul Sam Zell is giving $50 million to support the University of Michigan's acclaimed graduate writing program. The donation, to be announced Thursday, is believed to be by far the largest...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:29 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Many hospitals are hard-pressed to tell people needing a hip replacement how much their procedure is likely to cost, according to a new study.
Even when they can cite prices, going rates for the procedure may vary from...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening one- and two-year-olds for lazy eye can reliably detect children at risk for vision problems, a new study suggests.
Researchers found tests by trained volunteers correctly caught a similar proportion of toddlers...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:28 PM
One in nine of us works in sales, according to the U.S. government. The other eight in nine of us work in... sales, according to Daniel Pink. We just don't sell it as such. "They're not stalking customers in a furniture showroom, but they — make...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86.
Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 8:52 PM
Since it was built in 1940, Rockne Hall has warmed up many a bitterly cold winter night by being the scene of some of the best basketball games in Lehigh Valley history.
But on a blistering hot June Saturday, talk of Rockne Hall was kind of cool....
| Dec 19, 2012
If I could sum up my breast-feeding ordeal in one image, it would be me sitting in a hospital bed with one of my newborn sons cradled in my arms.
Above me hovers the lactation consultant, her complexion dewy, her curls buoyant. She clearly hasn't...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:34 PM
A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we’d get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; the numbers were a bit off, but who’s counting?
So plunging past the fiscal...