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  • University, Ryan O'Neal battle over Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett

    University, Ryan O'Neal battle over Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett
    It is a stark image of the screen star, a woman whose playful smile and cascading hair made her a style icon of the 1970s and '80s. Staring straight ahead, Farrah Fawcett's eyes are pensive, her face still. A silk screen on canvas, the Andy Warhol...
  • Eyad Sarraj dies at 69; Palestinian human rights campaigner

     Eyad Sarraj dies at 69; Palestinian human rights campaigner
    Eyad Sarraj, a Palestinian human rights campaigner who dealt with the mental health damage caused by political oppression and challenged both Israeli and Palestinian abuses, has died. He was 69. Sarraj died Tuesday at Hadassah Medical Center in...
  • Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia

    Janet Rowley dies at 88; scientist pinpointed genetic cause of leukemia
    When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65. So she had to wait a year. Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...
  • Carcinogens emitted from Canada's main fossil fuel hub, study says

    Carcinogens emitted from Canada's main fossil fuel hub, study says
    WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City. The study by researchers...
  • Sick girl, who heard Christmas carols as her last wish, dies

    Sick girl, who heard Christmas carols as her last wish, dies
    An 8-year-old Pennsylvania girl, whose battle against a rare form of leukemia became a social media sensation that inspired thousands of people to gather and sing her Christmas carols, has succumbed to her disease, her family announced on Wednesday....
  • FDA speedily approves Imbruvica, a treatment for rare lymphoma

    FDA speedily approves Imbruvica, a treatment for rare lymphoma
    Less than five months after a pair of biotech companies submitted a candidate cancer drug to the Food & Drug Administration, the FDA has approved the drug ibrutinib as a "breakthrough therapy" for a rare and deadly form of the cancer, mantle cell...
  • Batkid, 5, wows San Francisco; Obama tweets the superhero

    Batkid, 5, wows San Francisco; Obama tweets the superhero
    As many as 12,000 people in San Francisco are helping to make superhero dreams come true Friday for Batkid, age 5. Miles has been fighting leukemia since he was 18 months old.  "He likes to be a superhero," his mom told the local NBC affiliate -- and he...
  • San Francisco cheers Batkid as he lives out superhero dream

    San Francisco cheers Batkid as he lives out superhero dream
    All eyes were on “Gotham” Friday as San Francisco’s Batkid -- a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia -- lived out his dream of being a superhero, taking to the streets to save the city from the likes of the Riddler and the Penguin....
  • Batkid completes San Francisco mission; hero's welcome planned

    Batkid completes San Francisco mission; hero's welcome planned
    Batkid successfully rescued the San Francisco Giants' mascot, Lou Seal, on Friday, the 5-year-old boy's final act of bravery before heading to City Hall to a throng of adoring fans. Everywhere Miles went, crowds of city-dwellers amassed to watch as he...
  • Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

    Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients
    New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday. The formerly HIV-...
  • President Obama joins San Francisco's Batkid craze

    President Obama joins San Francisco's Batkid craze
    The odyssey of 5-year-old Miles, known across the Internet as the SF Batkid today, just took an even more surreal turn when President Barack Obama got in on the action Friday. The president sent the kid a congratulatory message via Vine. "Way to go,...