Science


Let's Talk About: Space sugar

Outer space is a rather impressive domain if you have a sweet tooth.


 CMU master's student Thomas Healy has started Headstart Labs, a company trying to revolutionize the study of impact on football helmets.

CMU punter, engineering student researches helmet safety

Thomas Healy has formed a company to develop a helmet to reduce head injuries.


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Nation


Flap over reclining seat on plane raises societal questions

“Knee Defender” — a $22 device that can force a seat to remain upright highlights different views about reclining seats on airlines.



Toledo Zoo welcomes a Galapagos tortoise

Later this year, the zoo also will receive three 2-year-old Galápagos tortoises from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.


 

World


Russia opening new, third front in eastern Ukraine war

Tanks and artillery have crossed from Russia into an area where there has not been previous fighting, intending to divert Ukraine forces



Vicious Israel, Hamas war ends with 4 civilian deaths

Cease-fire appears to be holding in peace retreading one in 2012. Last four deaths before the truce reflect the conflict’s indiscriminate


 
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State


Ex-FBI director Louis Freeh injured in Vermont car crash

In 2011, Penn State hired Mr. Freeh to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving football coach Jerry Sandusky.



Environmentalists raise concerns about gas line under French Creek

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has proposed a 3.1-mile, 30-inch pipe to carry natural gas under the creek near the New York border.


 

Early Returns


Biden heads to Pittsburgh

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh Thursday for a private fund-raising event. An official of the Democratic National


Corbett, Wolf campaign in Pittsburgh

After the groundbreaking ceremony for Consol Energy's new Marcellus shale extraction site at Pittsburgh International Airport,



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