Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has released his report on an investigation into how Penn State University dealt with allegations of sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report says the safety and welfare of child sex abuse victims were disregarded. Last month, Sadusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told members of the NAACP that he is the better choice for African Americans than President Obama. Romney's comments at the convention in Houston received many boos including when he said he would work to repeal the health care law.
A small study in the journal Menopause says moderate drinking slows bone loss in baby boomer women. Researchers saw fewer signs of bone breakdown in the blood of women in their early 50s and 60s who consumed up to 1 1/2 drinks a day.
For the first time, more than half of adults 65 and older are using the Internet. Pew Center data shows that trend really picked up in the past year, particularly with help from offline outreach to senior citizens. Besides, few grandparents can resist a wall full of family pictures.
State and local governments have struggled to control synthetic drugs, which they call dangerous and unregulated. A new federal law might help — but as soon as a synthetic is banned, the makers often just tweak their recipe to conform with the law.
Officials in Brainerd, Minn., say the sewers below the city streets are a huge potential source of energy that could be used for heating and cooling. A local company has devised a system to capture the energy, and city officials plan to hook up the police station by the end of the year.
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