A line of people wait to speak during a meeting of the Ferguson City Council.

(Jeff Roberson/AP)

September 10, 2014

Ferguson’s Plan To Cut Back On Court Fees Could Inspire Change

Ferguson, Missouri's City Council met for the first time since the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members have proposed addressing one source of tension -- and cut back on the heavy collection of court fines and fees that hurt low-income people the most.


Helen Downs holds her 14-month old Amelia for an MMR shot in England in April 2013.

(Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

September 10, 2014

Get The Measles, Get Ready To Be Out For Two Weeks

Measles is often lumped in with flu and chickenpox as mild childhood illnesses. But people who got measles during outbreaks in the United Kingdom say they were pretty darned sick, missing two weeks of school or work on average.


Members of the 2013 Penn State football team take the field.

(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

September 09, 2014

NCAA Lifts Penn State’s Postseason Ban, Restores Scholarships

Penn State football got out from under the most severe on-field sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year's postseason and that all scholarships will return in 2015.


September 08, 2014

Salaita to Speak on Urbana Campus Tuesday

Steven Salaita, whose faculty appointment to the University of Illinois was cancelled amid controversy over social media messages about Israel, will speak on the Urbana campus for the first time since his faculty appointment was withdrawn.


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