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  • The 10 types of ER patients

    You're sitting in the waiting room, icing your sore ankle. The teen-ager to your right is moaning and clutching his belly. The woman to your left is coughing into her mask. A stretcher rolls by with a man yelling at the top of his lungs. An ambulance arrives.

    March 20, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Young athletes face alarming risk of head injuries

    Concussions are a growing injury among young athletes and cause for alarm. Reasons for the trend are varied, but we at least need better data and more study of how to avoid them.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Whiskey debate divides distillers

    For more than a century, distillers around Tennessee have produced whiskey - some legal, some illegal - using a variety of base products such as corn, barley or rye, and a number of different techniques. But under a new law passed by the legislature last year, only one process would lead to genuine Tennessee whiskey.

    March 20, 2014

  • VIDEO: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84

    Fred Phelps Sr., a minister known for his church's anti-gay protests at military funerals, has died at the age of 84.

    March 20, 2014

  • A 9-year-old's 'avalanche' of ailments confounds specialists

    Suzanne Groah remembers feeling hopeful when the nurse hurried down the corridor of a Northern Virginia hospital in January 2013 and announced, "Bingo! We have the answer!"

    March 19, 2014

  • Why your Facebook friends are so gullible

    These stories aren't real. They're the work of the New Yorker's not-particularly-funny online satirist Andy Borowitz, but many people, not just your gullible Facebook friends, invariably believe them. Sometimes the official state news agencies of global superpowers believe them.

    March 19, 2014

  • VIDEO: Former police chief swallows evidence in court

    The former police chief, Richard Masten, tore up a document containing information about a confidential source, chewed it up and swallowed it in court.

    March 18, 2014

  • e20761bc88eba64e7a780d181af4cd02.jpg Memorable upsets from past NCAA tournament opening weekends

    This year's NCAA Tournament promises its share of surprises before the dust clears and the field of 68 is pared down to the Sweet 16. Here is a look back at some memorable upsets from the first weekend of past NCAA Tournaments.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why didn't the missing airliner's passengers phone for help?

    One of the most commonly asked questions we've received is: Why didn't the passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 use their cell phones to call for help?

    March 18, 2014

  • Electric-grid attack fuels sniper-versus-hacker threat debate

    U.S. energy regulators' efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they're diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.

    March 14, 2014

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