| Jul 3, 2013
William H. Gray III, a Baptist minister and Democrat from Philadelphia who during six terms in Congress became the first black party whip — the No. 3 leadership post — and first black chairman of the House Budget Committee, has died. He was...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Before they set foot in kindergarten, some children are armed to the teeth with new words, while others come bearing far smaller verbal arsenals. What factors at home affect how wordy children's brains are in their early years? A new study in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:09 PM
The critically ill 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was at the center of efforts to allow children younger than 12 to receive adult lungs was in surgery undergoing a transplant on Wednesday.
Sarah Murnaghan, who suffers from severe cystic fibrosis, was...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The case of George Zimmerman, the man charged with killing unarmed African American teenager Trayvon Martin, slogged its way through a preliminary hearing Thursday where technical issues such as expert testimony on voice analysis took center stage....
| May 21, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Bernard Waber, 91, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," died Thursday at his Long Island, N.Y., home after a long illness, according to a statement from his publisher, Houghton Mifflin...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Robert W. Edgar
Six-term Pennsylvania congressman
Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:31 PM
James DePreist, artistic advisor to the Pasadena Symphony and Pops and one of the few African American conductors to lead major orchestras in the United States and abroad, died Friday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76.
The cause was...
| Feb 6, 2013
During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong.
Unless a vision...
| Oct 15, 2012
WASHINGTON — Arlen Specter, who in 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the Senate offended Republicans and Democrats in almost equal measure with maverick votes and a frank cockiness that finally ended his career in politics, died Sunday at his...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:23 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Pictures in the News from around the world....