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Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this October 2012 photo provided by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead is checked by pediatric oncologist, Dr. Stephan A. Grupp, at the hospital. In early 2012, she was the first child given gene therapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia and shows no sign of cancer today, nearly 21 months after. (AP Photo/The Children’s...

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Suffering from Alzheimer’s, Ga. man fatally shot

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The house where Ronald Westbrook was mistakingly killed by homeowner Joe Hendrix, is seen, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Chickamauga, Ga. The last walk that Westbrook took began as early as 1 a.m. when he slipped unnoticed from his North Georgia home with his...

Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

With the USS Arizona in the background, Navy rifleman stands at attention at the ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia) PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — About 50...

Police: Pa. newlyweds killed man from Craigslist

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 photo, Miranda K. Barbour is led into District Judge Ben Apfelbaum’s office in Sunbury, Pa., by Sunbury policeman Travis Bremigen. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest Friday, Dec. 6, that he and his wife,...

France, AU send more troops to African nation

December 7, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Internally displaced people line up to access the Don Bosco Center outside Bangui, Central African Republic, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, fearing reprisal attacks from the Muslim ex-rebels who control Central African Republic. Thousands fled on foot Saturday, as...

Stock market jumps after strong jobs report

December 6, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange observe a moment of silence for the death of Nelson Mandela before the opening bell, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 95....

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ suit auction postponed

December 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this undated file photo, Gene Kelly performs in the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain.” The grey wool suit Kelly wore in the movie is going up for auction after being kept in a closet by a memorabilia collector for more than...

Experts urge feds to measure, pursue our happiness

December 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – A smiley face balloon floats over Revere Beach in Revere, Mass. as beachgoers head for the water on Sunday, July 16, 2006. According to a report released in December 2013 from the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the U.S. government,...

Dylan’s electric guitar sells for nearly $1M

December 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this undated photo provided by Christie’s Auction House, the Fender Stratocaster a young Bob Dylan played at the historic 1965 Newport Folk Festival is shown. The festival was a defining moment that marked Dylan’s move from acoustic folk to...

Cargo bikes the new minivan for cycling families

December 6, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, Heidi Lappetito pedals her cargo bike while making a delivery of frozen salmon into Port Townsend, Wash. Nearly all deliveries of the wild Pacific salmon the Cape Cleare Fishery makes to its local customers is done...