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Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math’s highest honor, the Fields Medal. The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting […]

08/14/2014

Nailah Winkfield, left, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, is comforted by brother Omari Sealey as she talks to the media outside Children's Hospital Oakland, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/The Tribune, D. Ross Cameron)

Calif. family struggles to get surgeries for brain dead teen

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after tonsil surgery is encountering difficulty in obtaining two surgeries that she needs to undergo before she can be safely transferred […]

01/01/2014

Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

Time running out for Jahi McMath’s family

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Without another court order, a California hospital could unhook a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead from a breathing machine. Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy at the hospital on Dec. 9 to […]

12/30/2013

Nailah Winkfield, mother of Jahi McMath, attends a court hearing to discuss the treatment of her daughter in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. McMath, 13, remains on a ventilator at Children's Hospital Oakland after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy surgery. (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Kristopher Skinner)

Time short to find new facility for Jahi McMath

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a California girl declared brain dead after complications from tonsil surgery was running out of time Sunday to find a new facility to take her in and keep […]

12/29/2013

3 Calif. students among Rhodes Scholars

3 Californians named Rhodes Scholars

 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Miles Unterreiner couldn’t believe that he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. Now, he can’t wait to study at England’s Oxford University next October and launch a career to advance human […]

11/24/2013

Spanish royal couple to visit Calif. tech firms

  PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — The heir to the Spanish throne and his wife are in Northern California, where they will be promoting Spanish businesses to Silicon Valley investors and visiting technology companies. Spain’s […]

11/14/2013

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel talks sexts and growth

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father’s house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel’s fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and […]

11/01/2013

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Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

BOSTON (AP) — New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble […]

10/14/2013

Entrepreneur Robert R. Taylor. (AP Photo/Courtesy Taylor Family)

He changed how we wash: The creator of SoftSoap dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert R. Taylor, who took soap out of dishes, put it in pump bottles and forever changed the way people wash up, has died. He was 77. Taylor’s family said Thursday […]

09/12/2013

This handout photo provided by the Washington University School of Medicine shows Dr. Jeffrey Gordon and graduate student Vanessa Ridaura of Washington University in St. Louis example samples of gut bacteria taken from fat or lean people. (AP Photo/Elizabethe Holland, Washington University School of Medicine)

The right bacteria might help fight obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against […]

09/05/2013

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