Students from each end of Pennsylvania are among those selected as Rhodes scholars to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. Chosen were a member of the U.S. National Rowing Team from Pittsburgh who is concentrating on the biological basis of behavior and a Harvard University senior from Philadelphia who is interested in the common intellectual heritage of medieval Islamic and Christian theologians. Jennifer Hebert, a University of Pennsylvania senior, is a varsity oarswoman and national team member who competed in the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria. She also works to help and instruct physically and cognitively disabled rowers.
By ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press | Updated: Mon, Oct 26, 2015
PARIS (AP) — Hot dogs, bacon, cold cuts and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said Monday, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years.
WHO's cancer agency analyzed decades of research on the subject and issued its most definitive statement yet, putting processed meats in the same danger category as smoking or asbestos. That doesn't mean, though, that salami is as bad as cigarettes.
The meat industry protested the classification, arguing that cancer isn't caused by a specific food but also involves lifestyle and environmental factors.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she's opposed to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions at Oklahoma power plants because it will likely increase electricity costs for consumers.
Fallin said Monday Obama's "Clean Power Plan" represents one of the most expansive and expensive regulatory burdens ever imposed on U.S. families and businesses. She says the Environmental Protection Agency rule will have little environmental benefits but will lead to significant increases in utility costs across the nation.
The plan requires a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions at Oklahoma power plants by about 32 percent by 2030.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bono, who has had problems with his own vision, is partnering with a company to provide better eye care to the underprivileged.
The "Buy Vision, Give Sight" campaign with eyewear brand Revo is designed to raise $10 million for screening, eyeglasses and other assistance to the impoverished. Revo will donate $10 for each pair of eyeglasses it sells, and the U2 frontman will introduce his own line of Revo sunglasses, which he's been wearing on U2's sold-out tour, in the fall.
Bono, who was diagnosed with glaucoma two decades ago, says his eyesight is OK now. But in a Thursday statement, he said "tens of millions of people around the world with sight problems don't have access to glasses, or even a basic eye tes