| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of a movement to experiment with free open online courses, but the undertaking, as its own researchers are finding out, has yielded mixed results.
While Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A 50-year-old man who died on Saturday in the Little Village neighborhood is the second person to succumb to cold temperatures in Cook County this season, officials said today.
Daniel Badillo, whose home address was not available, was found Saturday on...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said.
David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
| Nov 22, 2013
Pink was a suspect favorite color for 4-year-old boys in 1968, tie-dyed hippies and psychedelic Peter Max notwithstanding. Actually, anybody groovy had no standing at all in our household of a Baptist preacher, his choir-director wife, and four well-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:46 AM
SCRANTON, Pa. — The body of a 23-year-old Harleysville-area man was recovered from Lake Wallenpaupack in Pike County Sunday afternoon.
Benjamin Culton of Upper Salford Township had been in one of two canoes occupied by a total of seven people who...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
While a lot has been written about the cattle losses in the October blizzard, few are talking about the 4,000 to 5,000 head of sheep that died in the storm in the western part of South Dakota.
Max Matthew of the South Dakota Sheep Growers said that...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows.
The data come...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The weather can be frightful this time of year, even if parts of the country have enjoyed an unusually warm winter so far. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe in the cold and snow:
If it's cold enough outside, dogs and cats can get frostbite....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I'm thinking of starting my own remodeling business since I've been laid off work. The weather in my area is four season, and I wonder how you can continue to work outdoors in cold, rainy and snowy conditions. I don't want to lose income if...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:41 PM
The official search for a missing hunter from Craig ended Tuesday evening, after search crews found the hunter’s companion Sunday near Behm Canal, according to the Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard suspended its search for 24-year-old Garrett Hagan....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Fairbanks police have identified a man found dead in Noyes Slough Wednesday morning.
According to Fairbanks Police Department Detective Scott Adams, the body of 41-year-old Tyrone Ryder has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:00 PM
An ex-con's efforts to hide from police are apparently what killed him.
Nicholas Vampran had recently been paroled after serving four years for several crimes, including burglary. On Wednesday, Derby Police were chasing the 35-year-old, who was a suspect...