10 Questions Some Doctors Are Afraid To Ask

Imagine that the next time you go in for a physical, you’re told there’s a new tool that can estimate your risk for many of the major health problems that affect Americans: heart disease, diabetes, depression, addiction, just to name a few. It’s not a crystal ball, but might hint at your vulnerability to disease […]

FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control, Official Says

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 6:54 pm FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told Congress Tuesday his agency is implementing changes to ensure the nation’s air traffic control system is protected against computer hackers. Huerta told a House panel “the system is safe,” despite a Government Accountability Office report that found “significant security control weaknesses.” […]

Even Some Doctors Fear These 10 Questions

Imagine that the next time you go in for a physical, you’re told there’s a new tool that can estimate your risk for many of the major health problems that affect Americans: heart disease, diabetes, depression, addiction, just to name a few. It’s not a crystal ball, but might hint at your vulnerability to disease […]

Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty To Misconduct After Beating Inmate

In 2011, the three guards in New York state beat inmate George Williams so badly that he suffered two broken legs, broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a severe fracture of his eye socket, among other injuries. NPR’s Melissa Block talks to Tom Robbins of The Marshall Project about his reporting in collaboration with the […]

Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

After weeks of winter storms, snow fatigue has set in across much of the country. You may be tired of clearing ice and snow off your car, but that can be a safety hazard. And now you could face a fine in some states. Mike Taylor of Elkins Park, Pa., says just this week he […]

Internet Memes And ‘The Right To Be Forgotten’

“Scumbag Steve,” “Overly Attached Girlfriend,” “Bad Luck Brian.” All these Internet celebrities have one thing in common: They didn’t intend to become famous. Their pictures just happened to go viral. Is nothing off limits? That’s something Kyra Pringle has been asking herself in the last couple of days. The South Carolina resident recently found out […]

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

The French, with their national motto of “Liberty, equality, fraternity,” are so against religious and ethnic divisions that the government doesn’t even collect this kind of data. But it’s believed that nearly 40 percent of France’s 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many in poor suburban communities known as banlieues. Many in these […]

Scott Calls On ‘Florida Exceptionalism’ To Tout Agenda

Calling on something he termed “Florida exceptionalism,” Gov. Rick Scott used the annual State of the State address Tuesday to try to reinvigorate his legislative agenda after a difficult opening to his second term. During the 21-minute speech, Scott pushed lawmakers to adopt his proposals to slash taxes, hold down the cost of higher education […]

Official Says FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told Congress today his agency is implementing changes to insure the nation’s air traffic control system is protected against computer hackers. Huerta told a House panel “the system is safe,” despite a Government Accountability Office report that found “significant security control weaknesses.” Peter DeFazio, D-Ore, one of the lawmakers who requested […]

One Spark Creator Campfire Chats: Marketing Yourself With One Spark

The One Spark Creator Academy presents Creator Campfire Chats, a series designed to provide insight and information for current and prospective One Spark Creators. The segments are designed to help entrepreneurs and artists leverage the One Spark crowd-funding event to accomplish their goals. In this week’s Campfire Chat, Creator Academy Director Al Emerick talks with One Spark co-founder and […]

FDA Mandates Tougher Warnings On Testosterone

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it is requiring drugmakers to warn patients that testosterone products increase the risk for heart attacks and strokes. Testosterone replacements are approved to treat men with low testosterone related to medical problems, such as genetic deficiencies, chemotherapy or damaged testicles. But the level of the hormone can […]

House Passes No-Strings-Attached Bill To Fund Homeland Security

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 5:58 pm An effort by some congressional Republicans to block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration by tying it to a Homeland Security spending bill officially failed on Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner yet again bucked the most conservative wing of his party and brought a “clean” funding […]