WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists who sparked an outcry by creating easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu for research purposes want to try such experiments again using a worrisome new strain. This time around, the U.S. government is promising
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, an American doctor removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments
Forced furlough days at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station will be reduced from 11 to six.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say a coastal fisherman found a high-top sneaker on the beach — with the remains of a foot inside.
Police say some of the toes still had nail polish
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert’s “song of the summer” special was either a real-life corporate tiff over Daft Punk or the most elaborately-planned — and funniest — corporate cross-promotions in memory.
On his Comedy Central show Tuesday,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — D’Angelo has added the Outside Lands music festival to his list of cancellations due to an unspecified medical emergency.
The soul singer had been forced to cancel U.S. dates last week due to illness
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber has provided the required five-day notice that he might veto a bill that loosens a ban on the use of Native American mascots by Oregon schools.
The Board of Education voted
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials have found evidence of “manipulation” in the state’s school grading formula as part of a review stemming from a grade-changing scandal.
State schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz says Department of Education staffers are reviewing
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has refinanced his private residence and restructured loans on other properties as he repays a businessman and donor who showered him and his family with gifts.
Court and government records
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two members of a white supremacist group were sentenced to prison for their roles in a New Year’s Eve attack on two men of Egyptian descent in central New Jersey.
Michal Gunar, of East
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge is refusing to dismiss murder charges against a fundamentalist Christian couple in the faith-healing death of their son, noting that another child had died in similar fashion four years ago.
Terms of their
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal authorities are at Philadelphia’s airport because of an apparent bomb threat made in connection with an incoming flight from Ireland.
USAirways Flight 777 from Shannon landed at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
A popular local furniture store is closing its doors after 107 years in business.
TORONTO (AP) — The mother of two small boys strangled by a 100-pound (45-kilogram) python in their sleep earlier this week in Canada had posted photos on Facebook last year of the boys playing in and cleaning her
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is about to replace its GED diploma exam with a new test that’s considered to be tougher and a… More »
A five-year-old Youngstown startup company on Wednesday purchased an educational technology company.
NEW YORK (AP) — Since she was a little girl putting on nightly shows to stave off bedtime and using her father’s Dictaphone to stealthily record interesting accents, Lake Bell has been fascinated by voices.
In her new
The Mahoning County Coroner announced on Wednesday the death of a Youngstown man who took a fatal fall did not trip over sagging pants.
JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been set for 2-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who served as best man at his parents’ wedding two… More »
VIENNA (AP) — A Mozart opera performed at one of Austria’s premier music festivals has made an unscheduled splash after a boat carrying three singers overturned and dumped them into a lake.
The Bregenz Festival features an open-air