Happy Mother's Day from Eastern Congo with Intro from ECI Founder, Ben Affleck + VIDEO
2012-05-14 08:06:43 UTC
It's every mother's human right to give her children health, safety and happiness, no matter where she is from.
Today mothers in the Congo face unimaginable hardships. Inadequate health care, violence and grinding poverty often stand in the way...
Horst Faas dies aged 79 - the images that changed course of history and touched the human heart
2012-05-12 14:54:22 UTC
Horst Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists, has died aged 79.
A native of Germany who joined the US-based news co-operat...
Harry Potter's Wizarding World Heads To Japan
2012-05-11 16:04:52 UTC
At the end of last year, it was announced that Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction would be replicated at Universal's Hollywood park. Now the literary wizard are heading much further east -- to Japan.
Guinness recognizes surfer for riding 78-foot wave
2012-05-11 14:19:36 UTC
HONOLULU (AP) — Dude, that was the gnarliest wave ever. Guinness World Records says so.
The record-keeping agency is acknowledging a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer for catching a 78-foot wave off the coast of Portugal, saying the November run be...
Dior exhibit traces 60 years of cinema
2012-05-11 08:00:14 UTC
GRANVILLE, France (AP) -- Going back to where it all began, a new exhibit in the childhood home of legendary designer Christian Dior in Normandy sheds new light on the house's huge contribution to the silver screen.
The setting also provides ra...
International adoptions drop amid fraud crackdowns
2012-05-10 19:57:38 UTC
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The number of international adoptions has fallen to its lowest point in 15 years, a steep decline attributed largely to crackdowns against baby-selling, a sputtering world economy and efforts by countries to place more childr...
CDC: Half of young adults get sunburned
2012-05-10 19:01:39 UTC
TLANTA (AP) — Half of U.S. adults under 30 say they have had a sunburn at least once in the past year, a government survey found — a sign young people aren't heeding the warnings about skin cancer.
The rate of sunburn is about the same as it wa...
Oregon norovirus traced to reusable grocery bag
2012-05-10 18:57:04 UTC
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon investigators have traced an outbreak of norovirus to a reusable grocery bag that members of a Beaverton girls' soccer team passed around when they shared cookies.
The soccer team of 13- and 14-year-olds traveled to...
FDA review favors first drug for HIV prevention
2012-05-10 18:46:02 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A pill that has long been used to treat HIV has moved one step closer to becoming the first drug approved to prevent healthy people from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS.
The Food and Drug Administration said ...
New blood test for fetal anomalies being launched
2012-05-10 18:40:02 UTC
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A new, noninvasive test to detect certain fetal abnormalities early in pregnancy is being launched and should be widely available next month.
The Harmony Prenatal Test can detect whether a fetus has an extra chromosome, ...
Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity
2012-05-10 20:04:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants ...
Liberator of ladies' hair Vidal Sassoon dies at 84
2012-05-10 01:26:05 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vidal Sassoon used his hairstyling shears to free women from beehives and hot rollers and give them wash-and-wear cuts that made him an international name in hair care.
When he came on the scene in the 1950s, hair was high an...
Cattle prices jump as ranchers begins rebuilding
2012-05-09 15:07:51 UTC
FRANKSTON, Texas (AP) — A cow runs circles in a small pen, her baby close by her side. Ranchers, their brows wrinkled, scribble in a glossy catalog while high on a podium the auctioneer slams his gavel, taking bids as the price of the pair rises r...
2012 London Olympics: 1 Million Tickets To Go On Sale Friday
2012-05-08 17:19:50 UTC
LONDON — Olympic fans who missed out on tickets for the London Games will get another opportunity this week, including a chance of securing high-demand seats for the opening ceremony or 100-meter final.
Olympic organizers said Tuesday they are ...
'Where Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies
2012-05-08 15:04:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maurice Sendak didn't think of himself as a children's author, but as an author who told the truth about childhood.
"I like interesting people and kids are really interesting people," he explained to The Associated Press last f...
20 Reasons To Visit Colombia (PHOTOS)
2012-05-06 14:49:20 UTC
Colombia has made all the headlines recently, but, yet again, for all the wrong reasons. And before this bout of bad press, what else do we associate with Colombia, aside from romantic but tourist-laden Cartegena? Perhaps you might say security co...
Film Sets As Vacation Rentals (PHOTOS)
2012-05-06 09:50:52 UTC
Want to rent Edward and Bella's honeymoon villa from "Twilight"? What about the insanely beautiful home Ari and Melissa Gold escaped to in the series finale of "Entourage"?
Home, apartment and condo rental site FlipKey.com has created a list of...
Salmonella in dog food sickens 14 people across US
2012-05-05 16:41:14 UTC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal health officials say at least 14 people in nine states have been infected with salmonella from tainted dog food made at a South Carolina plant.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said no deaths have bee...
Phoenix woman faked cancer to get implants
2012-05-04 20:29:17 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment so she could get money from them to buy breast implants.
Police reports filed in Maricopa County Supe...
CDC report: More teen girls use best birth control
2012-05-03 18:55:59 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials say more teen girls use the best kinds of birth control.
A recent survey found 60 percent of teen girls who have sex use the most effective kinds of contraception. That's up from the mid-90s, when less than half ...
A look at record art auction prices
2012-05-03 02:37:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the art world's most recognizable images — Edvard Munch's "The Scream" — was auctioned for a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby's Wednesday. Only eight other works have sold at auction for more than $80 million.
The pieces th...
100,000 Facebook users use new organ donor option
2012-05-02 17:56:47 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — An organ donation group says more than 100,000 people used a new Facebook feature the first day to declare they are donors.
The new option was announced Tuesday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to boost the number of potential org...
Rare Cezanne watercolor fetches $19M at NY auction
2012-05-02 11:36:14 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A rare watercolor study by Paul Cezanne believed lost for nearly 60 years fetched over $19 million at a New York City auction on Tuesday.
Christie's auction house said "A Card Player" sold to a buyer who wished to remain anonymo...
France fetes Joan of Arc's 600th birthday
2012-05-01 20:17:28 UTC
ORLEANS, France (AP) — The normally tranquil city of Orleans is buzzing with festivities over the next two weeks to mark the 600th birthday of one of France's best cultural exports: Joan of Arc.
On Tuesday, like in a Hollywood epic, the Loire R...
Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples
2012-05-01 17:56:16 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Less than a month old, Savannah Dannelley scrunches her tiny face into a scowl as a nurse gently squirts a dose of methadone into her mouth.
The infant is going through drug withdrawal and is being treated with the same narcotic ...