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Parents who lash out at children can stunt brains
The scenes are too common for comfort: A mother grabs her daughter’s arm roughly on the bus. A father at a convenience store growls coarsely into his son’s ear.
Tax-haunted running mate quits guv’s race
A Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens dropped out of the race Tuesday, saying his financial troubles were taking away from debate on important policy issues.
Obama hails Mandela, and...
Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
Rising riches: 1 in 5 in U.S. reaches affluence
Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America’s economy and politics, according to new survey data.
Amish school shooter’s kin: Horror, then healing
Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. She can only guess what’s going on inside Rosanna’s mind because the girl can’t talk.
Police: Pa. newlyweds killed man for thrills
A couple married for just three weeks lured a man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.
Freed from North Korea, Newman greeted by family in San Francisco
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran who was arrested in October while visiting North Korea, was greeted by his wife and son when he arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday after being released following 42 days in custody.
Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients’ blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
Medical report still out on baby’s death
Authorities are awaiting a medical examiner’s report in their investigation into the death of a 9-month-old baby boy from Geneva, said Mark Aaron, district attorney for Clarion County, Pa.
Survivors recount ‘day of infamy’
Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod.” When a woman notices his blue and white cap embroidered with the words “Pearl Harbor Survivor,” he coaxes her over.
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