Threats Prompt 2 Plane Evacuations At Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Two planes were evacuated upon arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday due to what a spokesman called a “security concern.” Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says a JetBlue flight from Long Beach, California, and a regional SkyWest jet from Phoenix were the planes involved. The flights arrived late Sunday afternoon. Cooper said that as a […]

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

i Ultrasound is often used for prenatal screening. It’s just one of several prenatal screenings available to pregnant women. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto Ultrasound is often used for prenatal screening. It’s just one of several prenatal screenings available to pregnant women. iStockphoto When Amy Seitz got pregnant with her second child last year, […]

High Schools Seek A Safer Path Back From Concussion

i High school athlete Graham Hill, number 50, suffered a concussion in 2013 while playing football at Trinity Christian Academy, in Addison, Texas. Courtesy of Jeffrey McWhorter Nearly half of all reported sports concussions occur during a high school football game or practice. And even when injured bodies are ready to get back on the […]

Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

As the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots prepare to face off at the Super Bowl on Sunday, a scandal about under-inflated footballs is still dominating headlines. i High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe with his family. Roshounda Ellerbe hide caption itoggle caption Roshounda Ellerbe High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe with his family. Roshounda […]

Obama Views Republic Day Parade In Solidarity With India

President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. The crowd erupted in cheers as Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, emerged from his armored limousine […]

Hagel: Stress Of ‘Nonstop War’ Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption itoggle caption Ariel Zambelich/NPR Outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, speaking to NPR’s Morning Edition, says he’s concerned about retaining qualified U.S. military service members amid the “stress and strain” of more than 13 years of continuous warfare in Afghanistan and Iraq. In one of his […]

From New Jersey To Maine, Northeast Braces For Massive Blizzard

Nearly 30 million people in the Northeast are bracing for what the National Weather Service is calling a potentially historic blizzard that could bring more than 2 feet of snow today and Tuesday to parts of the region. Blizzard warnings have been issued all the way from the New Jersey shore to coastal New England […]

Obama Attends India’s Republic Day Celebrations

i Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Obama watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Monday. Stephen Crowley/AP hide caption itoggle caption Stephen Crowley/AP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Obama watch the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Monday. Stephen Crowley/AP President Obama became the first U.S. […]

Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

i Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can’t always agree on what it is. A report out today from the American Enterprise Institute says a growing number of colleges and universities are offering, or soon will offer, credits in exchange for direct […]

‘Quad Copter’ Flew Into, Crashed On White House Grounds, Secret Service Says

i Secret Service officers patrol in front of the White House on Jan. 20. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters /Landov hide caption itoggle caption Jonathan Ernst/Reuters /Landov Secret Service officers patrol in front of the White House on Jan. 20. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters /Landov Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET The Secret Service has identified the device that was found […]