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  • Duke and Duchess of Sussex Feb 13

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Visit Stanford University

    The royal couple paid a visit to Stanford University on Tuesday to attend a brainstorming session over several hours with professors and academics at the prestigious university in Palo Alto, California, a palace source told TODAY.

  • New York City Nov 16, 2019

    Big Study Casts Doubt on Need for Many Heart Procedures

    People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found. The results challenge...

  • director Oct 9, 2019

    Wealthy Counties Get Many FEMA Buyouts of Flood-Prone Homes, Study Finds

    FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a new study found. The reason is probably that better-off local governments have the resources to apply for and administer the programs — and that could keep many of the people who most...

  • food Sep 30, 2019

    How Risky Is Eating Red Meat? New Papers Provoke Controversy

    Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and uncertain and that cutting back likely wouldn’t be worth it for...

  • Attorney Sep 26, 2019

    Father Gets 4 Months for Bribing Son’s Way Into Georgetown

    A Los Angeles businessman was sentenced Thursday to four months in prison for paying $400,000 to get his son into Georgetown University as a fake tennis recruit. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, pleaded guilty in May to fraud and conspiracy. He is the third parent sentenced in a college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy mothers and fathers.

  • Europe Sep 24, 2019

    Brain Exams Aim to Predict Who Is at Risk of Committing Murder

    Cutting-edge research is revealing new ways to potentially prevent violent acts, including mass shootings, years before the thought of violence ever crosses the minds of murderers. A study of roughly 1,000 prisoners revealed across-the-board brain abnormalities in those who committed homicide, leading researchers to believe such behavior, if identified early enough, can be quashed with therapy and medication.

  • NBC News Sep 23, 2019

    Chanel Miller, Woman Sexually Assaulted by Brock Turner, Speaks Out

    The woman who read a powerful statement at the sentencing of a college swimmer who sexually assaulted her at Stanford University told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that she wanted to claim back her identity and write a book about her ordeal because she believed her story remained untold. “In order to survive, you just shut everything down,” Chanel Miller said about...

  • facebook Sep 7, 2019

    Pain of Scuba Diving Deaths Off California Felt Across Globe

    Less than a year ago, Tia Salika was wearing an animal-print scuba suit and posing for a photograph in the depths of the iridescent blue ocean off South America with her parents and her best friend. So it seemed only fitting that the high schooler would celebrate her 17th birthday with another adventure: A diving tour through California’s rugged Channel...

  • NBC Sep 4, 2019

    Victim in Brock Turner Case Reveals Her Identity

    The woman who was sexually assaulted by ex-Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner and later read a powerful statement at his sentencing has revealed her identity.

  • director Aug 8, 2019

    Researchers Identify Genes That Increase Autism Risk, UCLA Study Says

    Researchers found 69 genes that increase the risk for autism spectrum disorder. Sixteen of those genes were not previously suspected to be associated with a risk for autism.

  • The Associated Press Aug 1, 2019

    Ryan Lochte Returns From Suspension to Swim Fast 200 IM

    Olympic champion Ryan Lochte made an emphatic return to competition Wednesday, swimming the fourth-fastest time by an American in the 200-meter individual medley during a time trial in the U.S. national championships at Stanford University. “I’m back, woo!” Lochte proclaimed in his opening remarks on the pool deck at Avery Aquatic Center after qualifying for next year’s U.S. Olympic trials...

  • judge Jun 29, 2019

    Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Will Go to Trial Next July

    Elizabeth Holmes will go on trial next summer to face criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing start-up Theranos.

  • social media May 28, 2019

    Health Paradox: New US Diabetes Cases Fall as Obesity Rises

    The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren’t sure why. New federal data released Tuesday found the number of new diabetes diagnoses fell to about 1.3 million in 2017, down from 1.7 million in 2009. Earlier research had spotted a decline, and the new report shows it’s been...

  • Attorney May 7, 2019

    A 3rd Parent Pleads Guilty in College Admissions Scheme

    A California executive has pleaded guilty to charges that he paid $400,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University. Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. He is the third parent to plead guilty in the vast college admissions bribery scheme. Authorities say Semprevivo gave $400,000 to an admissions consultant who paid off then-Georgetown tennis coach...

  • federal judge Apr 8, 2019

    Stanford Removes Student Linked to College Admissions Scandal

    Aftershocks from the college admissions scandal continue to rumble at Stanford University where a student’s admission has been rescinded due to a link to a $500,000 donation to the school’s sailing team.

  • United States Apr 2, 2019

    US Experts Reviewing Low-Carb, Other Diets for Guidelines

    With keto-friendly recipes sweeping social media, some followers of low-carb eating are hoping for a nod of approval in the upcoming U.S. dietary guidelines that advise Americans on what to eat. It may seem minor, but backers say low-carb’s inclusion could influence nutrition advice that doctors give and help shape government food programs like school lunches. Currently, the guidelines cite...

  • New Orleans Mar 16, 2019

    Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem But More Research Needed

    A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.

  • officer Mar 10, 2019

    Modern Policing: Algorithm Helps NYPD Spot Crime Patterns

    When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn’t a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few weeks earlier while stealing a drill at another Home Depot 7 miles south in Manhattan. The match, though, wasn’t made by an officer looking through files. It was...

  • United States Mar 10, 2019

    As Newspapers Close, Role of Government Watchdog Disappears

    One of the last investigations Jim Boren oversaw before he retired as executive editor of The Fresno Bee was a four-month examination of substandard housing in the city at the heart of California’s Central Valley. The multimedia project revealed the living conditions imposed on many of the city’s low-income renters, many of them immigrants: apartments filled with mold, mice and...

  • Los Angeles Feb 23, 2019

    With No Woman Directors Nominated for the Oscars, #MeToo Has a Long Road Ahead

    In 2017, just as the #MeToo Movement was taking off, Salma Hayek said that during the shooting of “Frida” Harvey Weinstein sought to get rid of Frida Kahlo’s limp and unibrow, and increased the character’s sex appeal. Weinstein, who has been accused of abusing women, projected his view of them on the screen. “There are problems of diversity and sexual...

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