"Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half-especially if he has a teenage daughter."
—Guy Albert Lombardo (1902-77) Canadian-born American bandleader
- More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:03:14 -0400
- Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.
- Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:22:00 -0400
- Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.
- Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:17:00 -0400
- When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.
- Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:14:00 -0400
- Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.
- Showboat Casino Closes After 27 Years On Atlantic City Boardwalk Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:02:00 -0400
- It was one of three casinos closing within the next two weeks as Atlantic City deals with the impact of increasing competition from casinos in neighboring states.
- Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Louisiana Abortion Law Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:48:00 -0400
- Lawyers and advocates disagree over whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.
- Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked' Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:25:00 -0400
- One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
- Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:53:00 -0400
- The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.
- Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:44:00 -0400
- When a gaping hole opened up under a clutch of classic cars at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, the disaster became a favorite exhibit. But the museum's board has decided to fix it, anyway.
- For Their Own Good? New Curfew Sends Baltimore Kids Home Early Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:33:00 -0400
- Proponents of the city's updated curfew, requiring all kids under 14 to be home by 9 p.m., say it keeps children safe. Critics believe the strict curfew promotes negative interactions with police.
- Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:19:00 -0400
- Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.
- Rebels Reportedly Seize Part Of U.S. Embassy Compound In Tripoli Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:39:00 -0400
- A YouTube video shows a large group of men occupying a building that the U.S. ambassador to Libya says appears to be the embassy's residential annex.
- How 'Sassy' Came To Mean Something Both Sweet And Sour Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0400
- Since the new Lifetime show Girlfriend Intervention has resurrected the tired old cliche of the "sassy black woman," one black woman decided "sassy" needed some scrutiny.
- Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Besieged Northern City Of Amerli Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:41:00 -0400
- The town of Amerli, which includes some 20,000 Shiite Turkmen, has been surrounded by Sunni Islamic State fighters for two months.
- Trial Will Decide Detroit's Fiscal Future Sun, 31 Aug 2014 07:46:00 -0400
- Detroit is preparing to dig itself out of the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The legal approach Detroit uses to re-create itself will have far-reaching implications for other cities.