Number of US newborns with drug withdrawal triples
2012-04-30 21:02:37 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 ...
Barnes & Noble and the e-reader competition
2012-04-30 20:15:07 UTC
Barnes & Noble Inc. makes a variety of Nooks with black-and-white screens, dedicated to reading, and the Nook Color and Nook Tablet, which add color screens, third-party applications and Internet browsing to the mix.
Here's how its sales stacke...
AAA: Inadequate guardrails at NY site where 7 died
2012-05-01 00:22:44 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The section of highway where an accident sent seven members of a Bronx family flying over a guardrail and plummeting to their deaths has narrow lanes, steep hills, tight turns, inadequate guardrails and no breakdown lane, an auto s...
A Perfect Day in Palm Beach
2012-04-28 18:18:23 UTC
Put on your brightest Lilly Pulitzer and pay a visit to Florida’s fabled Gold Coast. Nancy Noonan, the owner of Nancy’s Vintage Warehouse in West Palm Beach (a terrific source for vintage Lilly), offers up her favorite finds in this sun-kissed sli...
Calif. rescuers to aid dolphin's return to sea
2012-04-28 16:20:29 UTC
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife experts are trying to return a healthy dolphin to the ocean after it became stranded by swimming into a narrow wetlands channel along the southern California coast.
Rescuers are hoping that by Saturday m...
5 Tips For Renting A Villa In Italy
2012-04-27 19:58:55 UTC
Inspired by tales of expats on Italy's Grand Tour during the the 18th and 19th centuries to the modern dream-come-true of Frances Mayes renovating and living in a Tuscan villa, many travelers yearn for the experience of renting a villa in Italy.
Dutch ban takes aim at foreigners buying pot
2012-04-27 19:55:32 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — This country of canals and tulips is also famous for "coffee shops" where joints and cappuccinos share the menu. Now, the Netherlands' famed tolerance for drugs could be going up in smoke.
A judge on Friday upheld a government ...
Study: Most victims knew Ala. twisters were coming
2012-04-27 16:03:24 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the victims of last year's epic tornado outbreak in Alabama had at least one thing in common: They knew the storm was coming.
A year after the onslaught of dozens of twisters killed at least 250 people in Alabama and more...
Gaultier Takes Cannes
2012-04-27 14:02:52 UTC
ALONG with celebrating his 60th birthday this week, Jean Paul Gaultier has been named in the Cannes Film Festival jury line-up. With eight other panelists, the French designer will be responsible for selecting the winner of the Palme d'Or prize - ...
2012-04-27 13:46:54 UTC
BETSEY JOHNSON has filed for bankruptcy protection under the Chapter 11 US Bankruptcy Code. Although the designer will remain creative director of her brand, the majority of its 63 stores and 350 employees will lose their jobs.
"The decision t...
Lesbian Scout leader ousted in Ohio; parents upset
2012-04-27 06:31:53 UTC
The first-graders in Ohio Pack 109's Tiger Scouts didn't know or care their den mother was a lesbian — at least not until the Boy Scouts of America threw her out over the organization's ban on gays.
Now, parents who were aware of Jennifer Tyrre...
Parents wire kids to prove teachers' verbal abuse
2012-04-27 15:11:35 UTC
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Teachers hurled insults like "bastard," ''tard," ''damn dumb" and "a hippo in a ballerina suit." A bus driver threatened to slap one child, while a bus monitor told another, "Shut up, you little dog."
They were all spec...
8 Ultra-Inclusive Resorts For The 1 Percent (PHOTOS)
2012-04-26 18:55:31 UTC
There are luxury resorts (Four Seasons, Aman and their ilk), and then there are the ultra-luxury ones. What's the difference?
The ultras are even more exclusive, pride themselves on highly individualized service and are seldom larger ...
Irish artist Louis le Brocquy dies in Dublin at 95
2012-04-25 15:48:23 UTC
DUBLIN (AP) — Irish expressionist painter Louis le Brocquy, who was best known for abstract portraits of Ireland's literary and artistic stars, died Wednesday in Dublin, the government announced. He was 95.
Irish President Michael D. Higgins pr...
Marathon runner's death inspires $1M in donations
2012-04-25 19:34:10 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Donations to the charity supported by a 30-year-old woman who died during the London Marathon topped $1 million on Wednesday as thousands took up her cause.
Claire Squires entered the race to raise money for an organization that h...
Twins born after mom stays on respirator for month
2012-04-24 06:32:07 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — Vance Terrell offered encouraging words to his pregnant sister during visits to a western Michigan hospital. It didn't matter that she couldn't see or hear him, and would never hold her twin sons.
Christine Bolden, 26, was alread...
1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed
2012-04-23 19:20:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and k...
Metlife, 20 states reach settlement near $500M
2012-04-23 18:52:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — MetLife Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $500 million in a 20-state settlement over allegations it didn't pay life insurance benefits to some of its policyholders.
The largest life insurer in the United States said Monday that i...
Christian college to resume classes after attack
2012-04-23 17:20:46 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some students and staff members have arrived to resume class at a small California Christian college where seven people were shot to death earlier this month.
Oikos University officials said one English-as-a-second-langua...
Adobe to launch new software suite for designers
2012-04-23 13:41:17 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Adobe is launching the latest version of its software package for designers and Web developers.
Adobe Systems Inc. is set to announce CS6 on Monday at an event in San Francisco. Creative Suite 6 includes Photoshop, Illustrator a...
Kipsang, Keitany of Kenya win London Marathon
2012-04-22 21:12:47 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Kenyan marathon runners showed their superiority going into the Olympics, with Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany coasting to victory in London on Sunday to virtually assure themselves of selection for the games.
Kipsang, the second-...
J.K. Rowling's next book: 'The Casual Vacancy'
2012-04-25 04:12:25 UTC
LONDON (AP) — It may lack wizards and witches, but J.K. Rowling and her publisher are hoping her first novel for adults, "The Casual Vacancy," will have the magic touch.
The book's title was announced Thursday by Little, Brown & Co. along with ...
New Mexico fat cat weighs in at nearly 40 pounds
2012-04-23 19:00:24 UTC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Meow can't help but waddle. He's one super-sized cat.
The 2-year-old orange and white tabby tips the scale at nearly 40 pounds, and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is on a mission to get the feline back into shape.
SF restaurant known for 'rudest waiter' closing
2012-04-21 06:40:32 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 100-year-old Chinese restaurant in San Francisco once known for having "the world's rudest waiter" is slinging its last insults and barbequed pork noodle rolls.
Sam Wo, a Chinatown hole-in-the-wall that typified the kind ...
Happy? Positive outlook may be good for your heart
2013-03-25 03:27:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Be happy — it seems to be good for your heart.
Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry, anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks.
Now a Harvard review of the...