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  • Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage
    4a2b72f994ed3c1d3c0f6a70670094ac 2013-09-02 22:22:48 UTC
    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage. The 64-year-old Nyad swam up to the beach just before 2 p.m. EDT, about 53 hours after starting he...

  • David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies at 74
    Diaalnews 2013-09-02 07:22:37 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — David Frost had sparred with Richard Nixon for hours, recording a series of interviews with the former president three years after he stepped down in disgrace over Watergate. But as the sessions drew to a close, Frost realized he still lacked something: an acknowledgement by Nixon t...

  • Scientists find clue to age-related memory loss
    Newbrain 2013-08-29 01:53:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse. Wednesday's report offers evidence that age-relat...

  • Study seeks super agers' secrets to brain health
    Diaalnews.com-old_man 2013-08-22 07:29:04 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — They're called "super agers" — men and women who are in their 80s and 90s, but with brains and memories that seem far younger. Researchers are looking at this rare group in the hope that they may find ways to help protect others from memory loss. And they've had some tantalizing...

  • AP-NORC Poll: Parents back high-stakes testing
    Nysut-rally_letusteach 2013-08-17 13:36:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Often criticized as too prescriptive and all-consuming, standardized tests have support among parents, who view them as a useful way to measure both students' and schools' performances, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Most parent...

  • Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study
    890fc6daadd1f51a390f6a7067004fd1 2013-08-10 08:01:39 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs' keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis and modern technology could lead to better s...

  • Study ties higher blood sugar to dementia risk
    T1larg.depression.ts 2013-08-08 06:33:54 UTC
    Higher blood-sugar levels, even those well short of diabetes, seem to raise the risk of developing dementia, a major new study finds. Researchers say it suggests a novel way to try to prevent Alzheimer's disease — by keeping glucose at a healthy level. Alzheimer's is by far the most common for...

  • Camping resets internal clock
    Camping_resets_clock 2013-08-03 15:45:02 UTC
    A short camping trip could help people rise and shine. After a week living in tents in Colorado’s Rockies, volunteers’ internal clocks shifted about two hours earlier, transforming night owls into early birds, researchers report August 1 in Current Biology. “It’s a clever study, and it make...

  • End-Of-Life Lessons For Nelson Mandela's Family -- And Yours
    Diaalnews.com 2013-07-30 05:23:22 UTC
    As the world watches, former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, remains hospitalized in critical condition. Amid conflicting reports and limited information from relatives and officials, many observers believe he is on life-support equipment. Mandela’s family now faces the same wrench...

  • Unsealed birth records give adoptees peek at past
    Ff8f6eb80072b419380f6a706700d012 2013-07-29 02:55:48 UTC
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Maura Duffy spent a day in Chicago last September with her mother: A walk along Lake Michigan, shared meals, a boat tour highlighting Second City architecture. But this was no typical mother-daughter outing. It was the first time the two women had ever met. Since a ...

  • 99-year-old woman from Iran becomes US citizen
    Uk_government_puts_elderly_and_vulnerable_carers_at_risk 2013-07-27 04:53:12 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In nearly a century since her Iranian birth, Khatoun Khoykani has lived through revolutions and world wars. Now, 15 years after moving to the United States, the 99-year-old can add to the list the unlikely experience of becoming a U.S. citizen. Khoykani joined about 3,700...

  • Johannesburg loses eatery with star-studded past
    Best_restaurant_in_europe 2013-07-23 20:11:46 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The name of the South African restaurant means "the back of beyond," but it was the place to be in its heyday, drawing Nelson Mandela and other global figures who perused a menu of ostrich casserole, deep-fried crocodile cubes and other regionally inspired dishes. Now Gramadoe...

  • DIANA: The ultimate star of the 20th century monarchy
    Diaalnews- 2013-07-22 18:46:14 UTC
    That she was beautiful is clear — Princess Diana's beauty was frozen in time by her untimely death. "A less attractive girl — we wouldn't be sitting here talking about her now," said Tina Brown, who has been covering Diana since she was a young editor at Britain's saucy Tatler magazine. "Ev...

  • Thousands of kids hurt yearly on amusement rides
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-21 21:35:09 UTC
    From carousels to roller coasters, part of summer fun for many kids is a trip to the local carnival or a nearby amusement park. But experts are warning parents their children need to be supervised on rides because of the risk of injuries. Researchers from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Colu...

  • Scrapbooks give peek inside Hemingway's early life
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-21 05:54:21 UTC
    BOSTON (AP) — Long before Ernest Hemingway first wrote a story, his mother was busy writing about him. Grace Hall Hemingway started a series of scrapbooks documenting the childhood of the future Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner by describing how the sun shone and robins sang on the day in July ...

  • Why are some babies overdue?
    Diaalnews- 2013-07-21 06:15:11 UTC
    The world is eagerly waiting to hear news of the birth of the royal baby. A royal source told CNN that the due date was Saturday, July 13, which would mean that the Duchess of Cambridge is several days overdue. Why is it taking the future prince or princess of Cambridge so long to arrive? First...

  • Breastfeeding Note From Pizza Waitress Pays It Forward
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-19 05:07:24 UTC
    A breastfeeding mother at a pizza restaurant got the surprise of her life when she received a free pizza and a kind note on her receipt from a waitress. Jackie Johnson-Smith, 33, a stay-at-home mother from Ankeny, Iowa was celebrating her 33rd birthday on Sunday at Fong’s Pizza in Des Moines ...

  • Mission to redefine the idea of the beautiful woman's body
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-19 05:16:33 UTC
    Many women are left with scars, stretch marks, and loose skin after giving birth. It's a reality that women themselves often try to hide and the media never wants to show. But one photographer is on a mission to redefine the idea of the beautiful woman's body. One day early last year, Jade Bea...

  • JK Rowling directs anger at lawyers after secret identity revealed
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-19 05:18:55 UTC
    JK Rowling's initial regret at the revelation of her secret identity as a critically acclaimed debut crime novelist has now turned into anger. It was her lawyers whodunnit. Just days after she was outed as Robert Galbraith, author of the Cuckoo's Calling, the author revealed that a partner at ...

  • Woman gored during final bull run in Spain
    Hbl06bc9_pxgen_r_ax354 2013-07-14 09:32:00 UTC
    PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — An Australian woman was seriously injured after being gored during the final bull run of this year's annual San Fermin festival in Spain on Sunday. Four other runners were also hospitalized after sustaining cuts and bruises. The 23-year-old woman was gored in the back an...

  • FDA sets new limits on arsenic in apple juice
    Eb909a9a4c8a5417370f6a70670054c1 2013-07-12 09:12:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favorite drinks. The Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of arsenic allowed in apple juice, after more than a year o...

  • Play about American activist performed in Israel
    C25c730befcf0c16370f6a706700f383 2013-07-09 08:24:55 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — A one-woman play about an American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli military bulldozer in Gaza is being performed for Hebrew-speaking audiences for the first time. Producers hope the show will force Israelis to confront an issue that, 10 years later, is still stirr...

  • Neil Gaiman's Sandman returns for prequel
    Diaalnews.com- 2013-07-03 08:07:50 UTC
    A quarter-century after his ground-breaking Sandman comic was launched, Neil Gaiman is returning to the character that made him famous with a six-issue prequel about Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams. Gaiman – currently basking in the glory of phenomenal reviews and booming sales for his first adul...

  • WHO: Treat people with HIV early to stop spread
    Aids2ap 2013-07-02 00:16:16 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health Organization says in new guidelines that also recommend earlier treatment for adults. The advice will have the most impact in Africa, where n...

  • If you're going to San Francisco – stay on a stylish Sausalito houseboat
    What_to_wear_and_how_to_dress_according_to_your_body_type_-_style_guides 2013-06-29 07:20:59 UTC
    London (The Guardian) - On the beautiful houseboats in Sausalito, on San Francisco Bay, the countercultural spirit of 1960s California is alive and well. Joshua Surtees jumps aboard and stays for a couple of nights. Waking up on board the converted 19th-century ferry steamboat Yellow Ferry, I ...