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Claire Smith enters Hall of Fame: 'Shine the light where it needs to be shone'
Claire Smith was presented the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the top honor for a baseball writer, during Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown.?Smith was the first full-time female reporter to cover a Major League Baseball beat?as well as the first African-American woman and is currently a coordinating
Fire hero's life mission
Former junior fire marshall Ralph Heard saved his family from a house fire at only 9 years old, and has been teaching fire safety for more than 70 years.
Fire survivor teaches children fire-safety tools that saved his family
Ralph Heard Jr. knows the importance of teaching fire safety in schools. He was just 9 years old when, in February 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, his home's furnace exploded, blowing out windows. With burns over 75 percent of his body, he ran through his home, helping to get his mother and younger
Student Who Tussled With Aetna CEO Over Broken Health Care Dies
Arijit Guha , an Arizona State University graduate student who successfully tussled with health insurance giant Aetna over his medical bills last year, has died at 32, according to a close friend. His wife, Heather Ehlers, created Facebook in tribute to this life , remembering him as a "rabble
Newtown Shooter Lanza Had Sensory Processing Disorder
From the time he was little, Adam Lanza couldn't bear to be touched. By middle school, the chaos and noise of large, bustling classrooms began to upset set him. At 20, just before the Newtown shootings, he was isolated and, the world would later learn, disturbed. All this was revealed in "Raising
Aetna CEO and 30-Year-Old Bond Over Staggering Cancer Bills
Arijit Guha , an Arizona State University graduate student, returned from a trip to India with a stomach ache and only one month later learned he had Stage IV colon cancer. As tough as his diagnosis was at the age of 30, learning that his insurance company would place restrictions on paying for his
The $27 Trillion Question: How Long Will You Live?
Advances in Medicine and Science Are Changing What You Will Pay for Insurance
AARP seeks out most affordable places to retire
Not many Baby Boomers have taken the time to think about where they want to retire, according to a study by Hartford Financial Services Group. Many are willing to just stay put as they grow older. And while some want to be close to family members, others are forced to stay where they are because
Housing crash slows in 6 cities: What the bottom looks like
The U.S. housing market looks like a scorched landscape. Nationwide, home prices are down almost 32% from their 2006 peak. Many economists expect them to fall at least 5% more this year. Some predict even steeper declines. Even if home prices bottom later this year — a big "if" for many markets —