Germany: 91-Year-Old Woman Gets Run Over By Train And Survives
2016-05-27 22:50:49 UTC
<blockquote><h3><i>A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.</h3></i...
Rolling Stones asks Trump to stop using their songs at events
2016-05-05 05:17:17 UTC
As Donald Trump sealed up the Republican nomination with a victory speech at the Trump Tower Tuesday night, the music as he exited the stage sent a message about his general election campaign: “Start Me Up.”
The Rolling Stones, who wrote the so...
Scientists get clearer picture of breast cancer
2016-05-05 04:27:26 UTC
<h3><i>Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.</h3></i>
The mystery surrounding Prince's death - No signs of trauma or suicide in his death
2016-04-23 08:02:12 UTC
Police found no signs of suicide or obvious trauma in the death of U.S. music superstar Prince, but it could take weeks before autopsy results reveal how the groundbreaking performer died, authorities said on Friday.
The intensely private music...
‘The world lost a creative icon’: Prince dies at 57
2016-04-23 08:07:12 UTC
Prince, the innovative pop superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57.
His influential, genre-defyi...
San Francisco could be first U.S. city with fully paid parental leave
2016-04-05 22:46:37 UTC
San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to mandate fully paid parental leave, requiring employers to shoulder a substantial portion of the burden and far exceeding the benefits provided by California and other states and cities.
Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
<h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3>
Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer ...
Denver is Super Bowl 50 champion! - Denver vs. Carolina 24-10
2016-02-08 03:36:32 UTC
<strong>Santa Clara, California —</strong> The Denver Broncos won their third National Football League championship with a 24-10 upset victory over the top-seeded Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.
The Broncos scored early and never ...
#OSCARSSOWHITE: Oscars' Film Academy pledges to diversify membership by 2020
2016-01-23 04:17:02 UTC
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of v...
Alice Paul's Fight Against The Republican Party on 'Women’s Vote'
2016-01-12 11:07:39 UTC
<blockquote><strong><i>Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention.</i></strong></blockquote><hr>
Global Gathering — Today, Google’s Doodle honors women’s rights activist Alice Paul, born on Jan. 11, 1885. T...
Think your kids are kind because you’re religious? Think again..
2016-07-17 14:38:04 UTC
It’s pretty easy to think that your kids are automatically kind because you’re raising them in a religious home. After all, isn’t that partly what believing in God is all about? Being kind, being empathetic, sharing with others? Well, you might ne...
Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity.
In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
What's behind women's longevity?
2015-10-04 08:18:59 UTC
<i><h3>All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.</i></h3>
<strong><i>By David Robson</i></strong>
As soon as I was born, I was already destined to...
Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
<i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015.
Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if th...
Great white shark thwarts marathon swimmer's Golden Gate bridge quest
2015-07-30 20:22:28 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO — Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was only a few miles away from becoming the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands, when a great white shark got in the way.
The marathon swimmer wa...
Blood preserved in dinosaur specimens
2015-06-10 22:59:49 UTC
Exceptionally preserved organic remains are known throughout the vertebrate fossil record, and recently, evidence has emerged that such soft tissue might contain original components. We examined samples from eight Cretaceous dinosaur bones using n...
Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a ...
Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a "milestone" trial shows.
Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body's own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack.
The results ...
Pope Francis: Easter message urges peace in Iraq and Syria
2015-04-05 11:07:09 UTC
Pope Francis has called for peace "above all" in Syria and Iraq during his traditional Easter Sunday message.
He urged the international community to address the "immense humanitarian tragedy" in both countries.
The Pope also called for peace in...
Top New York Cop Blasts Detective Caught On Video Abusing Uber Driver
2015-04-02 05:50:43 UTC
NEW YORK — The New York police officer who earlier this week was caught on video viciously yelling at an Uber driver has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said at a news conference Wednesd...
Earth Hour: The global climate change awareness campaign
2015-03-29 03:14:54 UTC
Following the warmest year on record, cities around the world are going dark in observance of Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.
This year's Earth Hour comes as the French capital prepares to host a crucial UN climate con...
San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35
Serena Williams Gets a Win and an Ovation in Her Return to Indian Wells
2015-03-14 05:16:01 UTC
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Serena Williams was conspicuously absent from the BNP Paribas Open for 13 years, so she could be forgiven for lingering in her return. Making her first appearance at the tournament since the 2001 final, Williams, the world N...
World's First Successful Penis Transplant
2015-03-13 18:52:24 UTC
"IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL PENIS TRANSPLANT IN THE WORLD."
Johannesburg - "We've proved that it can be done — we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had," Frank Graewe, head of the Divi...
Utah Passes Antidiscrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders
2015-03-12 05:22:15 UTC
With the backing of Mormon church leaders, the Republican-dominated Utah Legislature passed a bill on Wednesday night that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in housing and employment, while also protect...