Iowa woman running barefoot across USA
2012-06-23 17:19:16 UTC
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman is running barefoot across America.
Eighteen-year-old Rae Heim says what started out as a personal adventure also has become a fundraiser for Soles4Souls, a charity that supplies shoes to needy kids.
Online video of NY bullying stirs passion, anger
2012-06-22 17:38:57 UTC
A video of four seventh-grade boys mercilessly taunting a 68-year-old bus monitor in New York state that went viral has turned the victim into an international fundraising juggernaut and opened her tormentors to an onslaught of threats and abuse.
Rescuing climber, recovering body on Mount Rainier
2012-06-22 17:13:23 UTC
SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities at Mount Rainier National Park faced the grim task Friday of recovering the body of one of their own rangers who fell more than 3,000 feet to his death while helping rescue members of a climbing party who fell into a cre...
Study: E-book library borrowing takes slow pace
2012-06-22 16:40:59 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — E-book readers have been relatively slow to borrow digital works from the library, frustrated by a limited selection and by not even knowing whether their local branch offers e-releases, according to a new study.
The Pew Researc...
NYPD: Man swiped Dali painting from art gallery
2012-06-22 05:31:52 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police are looking for a suspect who stole a $150,000 Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery.
Police say the man walked into the Venus Over Manhattan art gallery on Madison Avenue posing as a customer and removed t...
Northeast begins to bake on 1st day of summer
2012-06-21 01:06:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The official start of summer brought temperatures in the high 90s to the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, setting records in some spots and getting awfully close in others, with people wilting at graduation ceremonies, students tryin...
Wallenda exuberant after wire walk across Falls
2012-06-16 08:12:58 UTC
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — There was "wind coming from every which way," mist so powerful it clouded his vision and an unfamiliar wire beneath him, but daredevil Nik Wallenda didn't let that stop him from becoming the first person to walk on a ...
What do you call that new skyscraper in New York?
2012-06-15 19:29:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — When President Barack Obama came to New York City this week, his first stop was at that tall building under construction at the corner of West and Vesey streets.
You know, One World Trade Center. Or perhaps you might know it as ...
Older dads linked to grandkid health, study hints
2012-06-11 20:13:43 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Finally, some good news for older dads. A new study hints that their children and even their grandchildren may get a health benefit because of their older age.
It's based on research into something called telomeres — tips on the...
AP: 1940 NY census records now searchable by name
2012-06-06 00:16:46 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are in for a cyber-surprise on Wednesday: They'll be able to plug family names into an online 1940 U.S. census and come up with details about the lives of New Yorkers — from Joe DiMaggio and Jacqueline Kennedy to their ow...
First lady applauds NYC plan to ban sugary drinks
2012-06-05 19:15:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn't anything she'd want to do at the federal level but she applauded New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday for proposing to do just that at city ea...
Study: 'Smart bomb' drug attacks breast cancer
2012-06-03 06:02:12 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone.
In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women with very advanced dis...
Dark Chocolate Consumption For 10 Years Could Protect The Heart: Study
2012-06-02 18:59:48 UTC
LONDON, (Reuters) - A scientific study likely to stir the souls of chocoholics has suggested that eating dark chocolate every day for 10 years could reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients.
A team of resear...
NYC exhibition evokes Claude Monet's flower garden
2012-06-02 18:50:20 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Claude Monet's beloved flower and water gardens in the north of France are world-famous. But for those unable to visit the artist's iconic home, a trip to the Bronx over the next several months will offer a taste of Monet's indisp...
First lady's book: On growing seeds, healthy kids
2012-05-29 18:33:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an overachiever, churning out more peppers, parsley and eggplant than expected, and generating interest that — yes, really — crosses oceans.
Now, the first lady has ...
Va. girl is youngest ever in National Spelling Bee
2012-05-29 03:42:57 UTC
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The youngest person ever to qualify for the National Spelling Bee was running around in a stream with a friend, hunting for rocks. Suddenly, she came charging up the bank and headed straight for her mother.
"Hold on to that b...
Bountiful bikinis at Rio fashion week
2012-09-25 00:11:43 UTC
Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Just how many variations can you spin off the marvel of simplicity that is the bikini?
Judging by the options on spectacular display at FashionRio, the Marvelous City's five-day-long summer 2013 fashion extravaganza, the o...
Rivera work poised to set new auction record in NY
2012-05-22 09:39:25 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mexican artist Diego Rivera's 1939 oil painting "Girl in Blue and White" is headlining Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York.
If it sells for the high end of its $4 million to $6 million estimate, it could double the...
Study: Simple scope exam cuts colon cancer deaths
2012-05-22 04:26:34 UTC
A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.
Many doctors recommend a more complete test — colonoscopy — but many people refuse that...
'Da Vinci Code' author Dan Brown speaks in NH
2012-05-19 03:12:06 UTC
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Best-selling author Dan Brown made a rare public appearance in New Hampshire on Friday, saying very little about his next novel other than he's well into the writing process.
"The Da Vinci Code" author, who grew up in Ne...
French autistic kids mostly get psychotherapy
2012-05-18 22:11:22 UTC
LONDON (AP) — In most developed countries, children with autism are usually sent to school where they get special education classes. But in France, they are more often sent to a psychiatrist where they get talk therapy meant for people with psycho...
US forecasters say heat will stay on this summer
2012-05-17 18:43:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say America's unusually warm year is likely to extend through the summer. And that's a bad sign for wildfires in the West.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's forecast for June through August calls...
Healthy eating can cost less, study finds
2013-06-04 04:01:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it really more expensive to eat healthy?
An Agriculture Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt.
That counters a com...
Coffee buzz: Study finds java drinkers live longer
2012-05-17 18:49:54 UTC
MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a...
TB patient charged in Calif. for not taking meds
2012-05-17 01:03:15 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities in California took the unusual step of jailing and charging a tuberculosis patient who they say refused to take medication to keep his disease from becoming contagious.
Health officials said Armando Rodriguez, 3...