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  • Award-winning Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dies
    Award-winning_chef_charlie_trotter-diaalnews.com 2013-11-05 21:12:32 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, a self-taught culinary master whose namesake Chicago restaurant elevated the city's cuisine and provided a training ground for some of the nation's other best chefs, has died at the age of 54. Paramedics were called around 10 a.m. Tuesday to h...

  • Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future
    Climate_change-diaalnews.com 2013-11-02 21:57:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Interg...

  • Iran gives activist actress 18-month sentence
    8e24308676309424410f6a706700dd67 2013-10-30 07:47:47 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court has sentenced an actress known for her reformist political activism to 18 months in prison on security charges, newspapers reported Tuesday, in another sign of the underlying tensions between Iran's hard-liners and calls for greater openness by new President H...

  • Dutch museums identify 139 likely Nazi looted art
    Nazi-art-diaalnews.com 2013-10-30 07:48:48 UTC
    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch museums announced Tuesday they have found 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era, including paintings from masters such as Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky. The major review of all museum collections in the country found art that had either dubious or defi...

  • Saudi women drive in protest with little problem
    Fdee9e33dc291e23410f6a706700dcb1 2013-10-26 18:34:29 UTC
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars Saturday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, facing little protest by police in their push for easing restrictions on women in the kingdom. The campaign's message is that dri...

  • More victims of online abuse reach out to parents
    Sarah_ball-diaalnews.com 2013-10-24 08:22:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows." Then there was the Facebook group "Hernando Haters" asking to rate her attractiveness, plus an a...

  • Holocaust survivor to make symphony debut with Ma
    The_liberation_of_dachau__75_years_ago 2013-10-22 06:43:19 UTC
    NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The already remarkable life of Holocaust survivor George Horner is about to take another exceptional turn. The 90-year-old pianist will make his orchestral debut with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday night at Boston's Symphony Hall. And they'll be playing music c...

  • At these coffee klatches, death is on the agenda
    Death_cafe-diaalnews.com 2013-10-21 05:38:35 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your mother. "When you're at a cocktail party and you lead off by saying, 'What do you think about death?' it'll be, 'C'mon, ...

  • Zimbabwe diamonds: Where has all the money gone?
    Zimbabwe's_former_first_lady_grace_mugabe_faces_arrest 2013-10-17 16:04:04 UTC
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Despite living in an impoverished country under sanctions, some in Zimbabwe seem awash in money, judging by the Mercedes-Benzes parked at a country club and the private woodland estate with artificial lake and mansion built by the nation's police chief. The wealth enjoy...

  • They can shoot a body, but they cannot shoot my dreams
    Malala-diaalnews.com 2013-10-17 23:26:08 UTC
    When Malala Yousafzai woke from the coma the Taliban put her in, she was aware of only a few things. “Yes, Malala, you were shot,” she told herself. She thought back to her dreams – of lying on a stretcher, being in some distant place far from home and school – and realized that they weren’...

  • Australian diver survives his second shark attack
    A_10-foot_great_white_shark_has_attacked_and_killed_a_60-year-old_australian_man 2013-10-09 06:41:50 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — A diver bitten by a shark off Australia's southwest coast was recovering in a hospital on Wednesday after surviving his second shark attack in nine years. Greg Pickering, 55, was diving for abalone off an area called Poison Creek near the Western Australia city of Esperance on Tu...

  • Exercise 'can be as good as pills'
    Exercise-diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 19:49:19 UTC
    Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found. The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death. Physi...

  • Dog Befriends Little Boy With Down Syndrome
    Dog-diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 19:57:52 UTC
    This is a dog called Himalaya. She's refusing to give up on a toddler who doesn't want to play. Little Hernán, from Buenos Aires, has Down Syndrome, which, according to comments posted by his mom Ana, causes him to shy away from physical contact. But Himalaya is persistent and gentle, and H...

  • Zimbabwe: Poachers poison 91 elephants
    Zimbabwe_has_fired_more_than_30_senior_police_commanders 2013-10-01 18:32:40 UTC
    HWANGE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The stench of rotting elephant carcasses hangs in the air in western Zimbabwe where wildlife officials say at least 91 elephants were poisoned with cyanide by poachers who hack off the tusks for the lucrative illegal ivory market. Massive bones, some already bleached by...

  • In cancer drug battle, both sides appeal to ethics
    130927154050-andrea-sloan-01-story-top 2013-10-02 20:01:33 UTC
    (CNN) - Andrea Sloan is dying of ovarian cancer. Having exhausted all standard treatment options, her doctors say her best hope now is a new class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors. The California pharmaceutical company BioMarin makes one version of these drugs called BMN 673. Earlier this ...

  • 99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma
    Audrey_crabtree-diaalnews.com 2013-09-24 19:01:55 UTC
    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school more than 80 years ago despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma. Audrey Crabtree, of Cedar Falls, smiled Monday as she received an honorary diploma for her time at Waterloo East ...

  • How much is too much exercise when you're pregnant?
    Diaalnews.com 2013-10-02 20:02:58 UTC
    (CNN) - The caption on Lea-Ann Ellison's photo says it all: "8 months pregnant with baby number 3." "I have been CrossFitting for 2½ years," Ellison posted on CrossFit's Facebook page, "and ... strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body's capabilities to...

  • Why women have a right to sex-selective abortion
    Abortion-diaalnews.com 2013-09-19 20:32:49 UTC
    As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter why any woman wants to end her pregnancy. If it's to select for sex, that's her choice. When you talk about being pro-choice, sex selective abortion is often slung at you as the triumphant gotcha. "You love women so much you want them to be in charge ...

  • Holocaust survivor, top German lit critic dies
    Marcel-reich-ranicki-diaalnews.com 2013-09-18 17:07:52 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Marcel Reich-Ranicki, who grew up in Poland and Nazi Germany, survived the Warsaw Ghetto and went on to become post-war Germany's best-known literary critic, has died at age 93. The sharp-tongued Reich-Ranicki established himself as West Germany's premier arbiter of literary tast...

  • 13-yr-old Indian girl begins microbiology master's
    13-yr-old_indian_girl-diaalnews.com 2013-09-16 18:22:27 UTC
    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood. The 13-year-old girl from a poor family in north India has enrolled in a master's degree in microbiology, after her father sold his land to p...

  • Details about first American killed by a car
    Electric_hansom_cab 2013-09-16 06:32:16 UTC
    It was the evening of September 13, 1899, when 69-year-old Henry H Bliss stepped from a trolley car along New York’s Central Park, was hit by a taxi cab and died the next morning from injuries. He was gentlemanly helping a lady friend off the trolley when he was run down. “Fatally hurt by auto...

  • Synthetic Marijuana Prompts Colorado Health Investigation
    Synthetic_marijuana-diaalnews.com 2013-09-14 06:43:23 UTC
    More than 150 people are now believed to have been sickened by synthetic marijuana in Colorado, which legalized recreational use of real pot last November. Three people may have died. State and federal investigators are scrambling to identify the exact source of the illnesses. The state health...

  • Guinness: World's smallest dog is in Puerto Rico
    Samallest_dog-diaalnews.com 2013-09-12 23:46:44 UTC
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico can now boast it is home to the world's smallest dog — at least when it comes to height. The brown Chihuahua named Miracle Milly is shorter than a soup can, standing at 3.8 inches (9.65 centimeters) tall when measured from backbone to paw, Guinness Worl...

  • Allende's legacy strong 40 years after Chile coup
    Diaalnews-allene 2013-09-11 17:12:38 UTC
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As bombs fell and rebelling troops closed in on the national palace, socialist President Salvador Allende avoided surrender by shooting himself with an assault rifle, ending Chile's experiment in nonviolent revolution and beginning 17 years of dictatorship. But as the na...

  • Team New Zealand take 2-0 lead in America's Cup
    Diaalnews 2013-09-08 06:31:19 UTC
    Team New Zealand have dealt a huge blow to America's Cup holders Oracle with two commanding wins on the opening day of racing in San Francisco today. Already down two points before the action started, the Americans are now on the back foot. And it's not just on the points board. Team New...