Category Archives: health

Research: Summer School Yields Larger Math Gains

Back in 2007 a team of Johns Hopkins researchers found that low-income children tended to improve in reading just as much as their wealthier peers did during the school year. Continue reading

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

In this Dec 22, 2014 photo provided by Queensland Police, Steven Van Lonkhuyzen, left, with his sons Timothy, 5, second left, and Ethan, 7, third left, speaks to farmer Tom Wagner, center, and a park ranger in the remote Expedition National Park, northwest of Brisbane in Australia. Their ordeal began Dec. 11 when dad Steven Van Lonkhuyzen took a wrong turn during a family road trip and then got his four-wheel-drive vehicle bogged in mud Continue reading

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from “spiritual Alzheimer’s” that has made them forget they’re supposed to be joyful men of God. Francis’ Christmas greeting to the cardinals, bishops and priests who run the Holy See was no joyful exchange of holiday good wishes Continue reading

Police Killings Intensify Racial Debate

The killing of two New York City police officers this past weekend has created a backlash against critics of law enforcement, including President Barack Obama, and have made efforts to improve the nation’s racial climate more difficult. In the aftermath of the execution-style murders, some political figures are assailing Obama’s recent criticism of law enforcement’s treatment of African-Americans, especially the racial profiling of young black men. The critics say Obama has made it seem that he is deeply unhappy with police conduct, and some are even saying his comments about improper police practices have added to anti-police attitudes across the country Continue reading

Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. Continue reading

Coding Companies Fill a Gap Between Higher Education and the Workforce

After graduating from Whitman College in 2008, Andy Ernst was on track to become a teacher. He earned a liberal arts degree in Asian studies, and spent several years teaching English in Japan, but something didn’t click. Continue reading

France raises number of car rampage injured to 13

This photo provided Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 by local newspaper Le Bien Public shows rescue workers tending at victims after a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots in Dijon, central France, Sunday Dec Continue reading

Chinese military plane crashes; 2 deaths reported

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane crashed in the country’s northwest on Monday and a news website says at least two people were killed. The plane crashed at about 3 p.m. near the city of Weinan, about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) west of Beijing, in Shaanxi province, according to the local fire department and the website Huashang Het Continue reading

Kurdish fighters face resistance from IS in Iraq

Kurdistan Iraqi regional government President Massoud Barzani arrives to support Kurdish forces as they head to battle Islamic State militants, on the summit of Mount Sinjar, in the town of Sinjar, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 Continue reading

Spain: Princess Cristina going on trial for fraud

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the country’s royal family to go to court since the royalty was restored in 1975. Judge Jose Castro in a ruling issued Monday went against a recommendation issued Dec Continue reading