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 of ethnic eateries for which the city's culinary scene was lauded before it became a trendy haven for foodies, planned to serve its last customers early Saturday.
David Ho, a descendent of one of the restaurant's original owners, decided to shut down after officials demanded extensive health and safety upgrades.
Heartbroken customers lined up down the block Friday to get a seat at one of the...
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 flip side of that psychology concludes that being upbeat and optimistic just may help protect against heart disease.
Rather than focusing only on how to lessen heart risks, "it might also be useful to focus on how we might bolster the positive side of things," said lead researcher Julia Boehm of the Harvard School of Public Health.
Boehm reviewed dozens of studies examining a positive outlo...
10 Foods That Fight Spring Allergies
2012-04-12 07:40:09 UTC
Thanks to climate change, every allergy season is the worst allergy season ever. Warmer temperatures have led to earlier springs and longer allergy seasons, while higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have led to more potent and allergenic pollen.
This year is no different. A mild winter—the fourth-warmest on record—means that trees have started budding and releasing pollen earlier. While that certainly bodes well for birds and cherry-blossom festivals, it could leave you feeling miserable if you suffer from spring allergies. The good news is that natural allergy relief is within an arm's reach of your refrigerator: Foods ri...
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 uncover the best places to stay young.
"Aging is inevitable, but the rate of aging is not," says RealAge Chief Medical Officer Keith Roach, MD. "Each city ranking is a unique assessment of the healthy lifestyles, or lack of them, in that metro area."
This year, RealAge reviewed two dozen factors that influence a person's RealAge to reveal the best places to stay young. Lifes...
Baby alive after 12 hours in morgue
2012-04-11 15:56:58 UTC
A woman who insisted on seeing the presumably lifeless body of her premature baby has found the infant alive in the drawer of a hospital morgue.
Authorities say the girl had spent 12 hours in the refrigerated room at the Perrando de Resistencia hospital in northern Argentina.
Analia Bouter told Todo Noticias television that she thought she was hallucinating when she looked at her baby in the mortuary drawer, then heard a whimper and saw signs of life.
Doctors say the girl is now in good condition.
The baby was born on April 3 after just six months of pregnancy, and the hospital issued a death certificate, saying she died of unk...
Has Victoria been giving you tips? David Beckham to become ELLE magazine's FIRST solo male cover star
2012-04-10 20:55:37 UTC
His wife regularly dominates the covers of the top women's magazines. But it seems that husband David Beckham may be venturing onto her turf.
Mail Online can exclusively reveal that the handsome football star - who is as famous off the pitch as he is on it - has been chosen to grace the cover of Elle UK as the magazine's first ever solo male fashion cover star.
Talking about the 'really exciting' venture - his first appearance on the cover of a women’s glossy magazine - the LA Galaxy ace said: 'ELLE is a prestigious magazine with international recognition.
'I'm honoured to have been asked to be the first ever solo male fashion cov...
Doctors seek end to 5 cancer tests, treatments
2012-04-10 04:39:28 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nation's leading association of cancer physicians urged doctors to stop offering five common tests and treatments for cancer patients, a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care.
The recommendations emerged from a two-year effort, similar to a project other medical specialties are undertaking, to identify procedures that are routinely done but do not help patients live longer or better or may even be harmful.
As much as 30 percent of health-care spending goes to procedures, tests and hospital stays that do not improve a patient's health, according to a 2008 analysis ...
Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?
2012-04-09 20:08:13 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the United States spending more on healthcare than any other country — $2.5 trillion, or just over $8,000 per capita, in 2009 — the question has long been, is it worth it? At least for spending on cancer, a controversial new study answers with an emphatic "yes."
Cancer patients in the United States who were diagnosed from 1995 to 1999 lived an average 11.1 years after that, compared with 9.3 years for those in 10 countries in Europe, researchers led by health economist Tomas Philipson of the University of Chicago reported in an analysis published Monday in the journal Health Affairs.
Those extra years came a...
Calvin For Macy’s
2012-04-09 14:56:59 UTC
CALVIN KLEIN creative director Francisco Costa will launch a limited edition collection for Macy's next month, signifying a first- and extensive - foray onto the high street by the American fashion giant.
With price points from $135 (£84.40), to $180 (£112.60), the range will mark the start of the US chain's new spring project - a celebration of all things Brazilian, in a bid to raise money for the Amazon Rainforest. Costa, who was born in Guarani, Brazil, says that the pairing is a perfect fit.
"This fresh, youthful line of dresses reflects both my roots and the modern, yet timeless spirit of Calvin Klein," said Costa.
Examining mechanisms behind gun rampages
2012-04-13 22:52:32 UTC
How can apparently normal young men become coldblooded murderers? In "The Amok Complex", the author Ines Geipel searches for answers. She examines five shocking examples and the mechanisms behind them.
Almost ten years ago to the day, the inconceivable happened. In April 2002, a 19 year-old stormed into his high school in Erfurt and created a blood bath. By the end of his gun rampage, 16 school children and teachers were dead. They were executed by Robert Steinhäuser, who had recently been expelled from the school.
Ines Geipel learnt about the massacre a few hours later. The university professor was teaching theate...
Kansas winner of Mega Millions lottery comes forward
2012-04-08 07:11:47 UTC
(Reuters) - A Kansas winner of a share of the record U.S. $656 million Mega Millions lottery claimed the cash on Friday, nearly a week after becoming one of three winners of the historic jackpot, lottery officials said.
The winner asked to remain anonymous, and officials declined to detail the winner's gender, age, occupation or hometown. The ticket was purchased at a Casey's General Store on Main Street in Ottawa, Kansas. The store will get a $10,000 payment for selling the winning ticket.
The winner's legal share of the jackpot was $218.6 million before taxes. The winner chose the lesser cash option instead of the full amount in a ...
Kuwaiti artist "more determined" after exhibition ban
2012-04-08 07:01:31 UTC
KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti artist whose pictures of men were deemed "obscene" by authorities said she would keep on producing art that challenged perceptions of society in the Gulf Arab state after her exhibition was shut down.
Officials sent by the government told the gallery showing Shurooq Amin's work to close her "It's a Man's World" exhibition last month, three hours after it opened, the artist said.
The works were "indecent" and "obscene", a notice from the Commerce Ministry, seen by Reuters, said. Officials from the ministry - which issues licenses for art galleries to operate - declined repeated requests to comment.
U.S. island was green victory to save slice of paradise
2012-04-08 06:35:10 UTC
MARCO ISLAND, Florida (Reuters) - When the Mackle brothers, Elliot, Robert and Frank Jr., first set foot on the deserted beaches of Marco Island in 1962 there were more pelicans, terns and mosquitoes than people.
With it white sand beaches and gentle waves from the Gulf of Mexico, the brothers had planned to create a new resort on Marco Island, the largest in the chain of Ten Thousand Islands off the coast of southwest Florida, with hotels and homes that would become the Hawaii of the East.
A large part of their vision was realized in the next decade but conservationists and environmentalists, eager to preserve the natural habitat, b...
Pray For Manchester
2017-05-23 17:07:23 UTC
Parents go online to find their children after UK attack</h2>
By Michael Holden and Jon Super | </i>MANCHESTER, ENGLAND — Desperate parents and friends posted heart-wrenching messages and pictures on social media in the search for their loved ones on Tuesday after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured dozens at a British concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande.
"Please...please retweet. Looking for my daughter and her friend," Michael MacIntyre wrote on Twitter, alongside an image of his daughter Laura and her friend Eilidh.
Many people had been posting pictures of eight-year old Saffie Rose Roussos,...
What Are The Best Fish To Eat?
2017-06-07 07:16:11 UTC
To determine the best fish, we compiled a list of popular seafood consumed in the U.S., and we left off endangered species like Atlantic bluefin tuna. Because essential omega-3s and lean protein are two of the most uniquely valuable nutrients provided by fish, we chose to rank the seafood based on these nutritional benefits over standard methods of calories or fat. We also used nutritional perks like selenium, vitamin B12, and vitamin D to break any ties. Using the USDA Nutrient Database, we calculated the omega-3 (DHA and EPA) and protein content of each raw fish for a standard size of 3 ounces. The rankings also factored in potentially t...
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, dead at 81
2017-04-13 06:42:53 UTC
Hollywood cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who counted "Goodfellas", "Gangs of New York" and "The Departed" among the blockbuster movies he filmed, died overnight at his home in Berlin, his publisher said on Wednesday. He was 81.
In a career that spanned over four decades, Ballhaus worked with Hollywood directors including Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Robert Redford. He was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, though he never won.
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Boston Red Sox fan gets a little too aggressive taking foul ball from Andrew McCutchen
2017-04-03 23:06:14 UTC
As a fan along the wall during a baseball game, it is almost a responsibility to be ready and aggressive when it comes to claiming foul balls up for grabs. After all, you paid a lot for those tickets, and it'd be nice to come away with a free souvenir.
But in the video below, this one fan probably took his attempt at a foul ball too far. Take a look at how he grabbed the ball from Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Andrew McCutchen after a foul ball down the line.
Take note of how he keeps his hands inside as the ball comes his way, making sure he doesn't interfere with the play. That part is good. But then, as McCutchen tries to give ...
Rick and Morty Season 3 Air Date Released, Episode Currently Streaming on Adult Swim
2017-05-12 05:19:00 UTC
<h1>Rick and Morty Season 3</h1>
It’s been a while, huh? The season 2 Rick and Morty finale aired in October 2015, and since then, fans have patiently been waiting for season 3 to resolve the big cliffhanger of Rick being captured by the Federation and put into prison.
Instead of having a normal premiere, the showrunners decided to bring the show back on a day when everyone would second-guess if it was real or not.
Oh, but it’s real, and you can head here to watch the latest episode online.
The episode, which guest stars Nathan Fillion, is going to be live until midnight eastern UPDATE 12:13 AM EST: It’s still streaming, so ...
North Carolina vs. Oregon 2017: 77 - 76
2017-04-02 04:54:00 UTC
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Only 40 minutes of action now separate the North Carolina men’s basketball team from what eluded it a year ago: A national championship.
All season, these Tar Heels — most of whom were part of last year’s team, the one that lost the title on an unbelievable buzzer-beater by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins — have talked about getting back here, back to the title game, back to the spot they fell just short of. In order to avenge a loss, you’ve got to get back in position to have a chance to do it, after all.
North Carolina withstood a long stretch of poor shooting in the first half in which it trailed by as many as eight poi...
91-Jährige wird von Zug überrollt - und überlebt
2016-05-27 22:40:09 UTC
<h3><i>Eine 91-jährige Frau hat schier unglaubliches Glück gehabt:</h3></i> Als sie am Freitagmittag im Bahnhof Langwedel (Landkreis Verden) mit ihrem Rollator die Gleise überquert, naht plötzlich ein Intercity. Als sie den Zug sieht, der nach Polizeiangaben mit immerhin 40 Metern pro Sekunde näherkommt, wirft sie sich flach zwischen die Schienen. So sei gelungen, was normalerweise unmöglich ist, erklärt der Sprecher der Bundespolizei Bremen, Holger Jureczko: "Die 91-Jährige wurde weder angesogen, noch verfing sich ihre Kleidung am tiefliegenden Schienenräumer." Den verblüfften Beamten gesteht sie später, sie würde ihren Weg an dieser Stel...
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 exchange for immunity from prosecution.</h3>
Flynn, who served as an adviser to Trump’s campaign and resigned as national security adviser after just 24 days, has sent the request to the FBI and both the House and Senate intelligence committees, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
A lawyer for Flynn released a statement confirming there were ongoing discussions between his client and the in...
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 terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
"The vice president directly contradicted the sworn testimony of State Department officials," the Republican presidential candidate said, eager to stoke a controversy that has flared periodically since the attack on Sept. 11 "... American citizens have a right to know just what's going on. And we're going to find out."
Woman's body recovered on Mount Tamalpais
2014-04-24 19:50:42 UTC
Mill Valley (California) - Marin County sheriff's deputies on Thursday recovered the body of a woman matching the description of a 50-year-old experienced hiker from Mill Valley who vanished after venturing up Mount Tamalpais the previous night.
The as-yet-unidentified victim appears to have plunged 40 to 50 feet down a mountainside drainage area, according to Marin County sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman. "She was located in a very steep and treacherous drainage," he said.
Crews found the body about 4:45 p.m., just over two hours after the missing woman's father came to the Mountain Home Inn, a mile east of Pantoll Ranger Station, and rep...