| Oct 30, 2012
| 9:02 AM
SAN DIEGO - After spending nearly two years in one of the most notorious prisons in Central America for a crime he did not commit, Jason Puracal was set free.
Monday afternoon the 35-year-old and his sister thanked the California Innocence Project of San...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 11:17 PM
The pain in Estela Delgado’s back was excruciating for months. One day the 51-year-old was fine. She had been exercising, eating right, taking vitamins. Then she felt a pop in her back, and the pain started. After getting worse and worse over a two-...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:07 AM
To understand why the hiring of Brian Bannon as Chicago's public library commissioner caused a more-than-ordinary stir, let us quote a learned cultural authority.
That authority is not Socrates.
It is not Shakespeare.
It is not Goethe.
Nor is it...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 1:51 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Adults who do not have HIV but are at risk of getting the disease will now be able to take a drug to reduce their chance of getting infected.
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug for this use on Monday....
| May 11, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Jack Benaroya, one of Seattle's most renowned philanthropists and real estate developers, died Friday. He was 90.
His family said he died peacefully in his sleep.
Born in Montgomery, Ala., on July 11, 1921, Benaroya grew up in Vallejo, Calif., and moved...
| May 15, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Paying for college has never been more expensive, and universities and community colleges across the state are looking to increase tuition again. That has many students and parents wondering what the best way to pay for college is -- and how to handle the...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:58 PM
When a man broke into a UW students’ group house in March and held six female students at knifepoint, it worried many people on campus, especially women. Now a free self-defense program called RAD – or Rape Aggression Defense Program –...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Babies who are fed milk from their mothers' breasts gain less weight over their first year compared to babies fed milk — breast or formula — from a bottle, suggests a new study.
The lead author said the...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.
Many doctors recommend a more complete test — colonoscopy — but many people refuse...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:07 PM
Voter registration rates have declined since 2008, especially among young people, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center report.
The organization said that in interviews conducted over the course of 2012 so far, 72% of adults 18...
| May 27, 2012
| 9:36 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in after-school programs often increase their own physical activity if they make friends who run and jump around more than they do, a new study from Tennessee has found.
Though not completely surprising, that finding...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:19 PM
Can mining and salmon co-exist? That debate is being heard in Anchorage this week over the proposed Pebble Mine project.
The Pebble Limited Partnership is holding another round of scientific review panels overseen by The Keystone Center. The non-...