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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Study suggests breast cancer is clutch of 10 diseases
2012-04-18 18:02:27 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists who conducted a major international study into the genetics of breast cancer say they can now classify the disease into 10 subtypes - a finding that points to more accurate, tailored treatment for individual patients ...
Quiara Alegria Hudes wins Pulitzer Prize for drama
2012-04-17 08:40:08 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Quiara Alegria Hudes's play "Water by the Spoonful," about an Iraq war veteran struggling to find his place in the world, has won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama, leaving its author in a "daze."
The drama, which was produced l...
New version of female condom touted
2012-04-16 23:32:38 UTC
New York (Associated press)— Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
An early vers...
25 Best Cities for Staying Young
2012-04-12 06:22:17 UTC
Is your city keeping you young, or making you old before your time? The RealAge 2012 Youngest & Oldest Cities in America report employed RealAge Test results from more than 28 million people to rank America's 50 largest metropolitan areas to uncov...
Dental x-rays linked to common brain tumor
2012-04-10 19:16:00 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study suggests people who had certain kinds of dental X-rays in the past may be at an increased risk for meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the U.S.
The findings cannot prove that radiation ...
Hospitals pressured to end free baby formula
2012-04-09 20:02:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New parents leaving U.S. hospitals often take home a corporate gift along with their babies: a tote bag filled with infant formula. Consumer advocates want to end the giveaways, which they say undermine breastfeeding.
VOGUE - The May Issue: CHARLIZE THERON
2012-04-09 14:14:48 UTC
CHARLIZE THERON smoulders with the heat of almost-summer, despite the weather's current unfriendly turn, on the cover of the May issue of Vogue (before telling Fiona Golfar about life with her baby son Jackson) - and inside things are just as hot....
Polar bears have symptoms of mystery disease
2012-04-08 06:09:52 UTC
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Symptoms of a mysterious disease that has killed scores of seals off Alaska and infected walruses are now showing up in polar bears, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday.
Nine polar bears fr...
Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
<blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2>
<h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...