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  • For travelers, Sandy's aggravation spans globe
    Superstormconn-2 2012-10-30 13:34:25 UTC
    NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Hurricane Sandy grounded well over 10,000 flights across the Northeast and the globe, and it could be days before some passengers can get where they're going. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, more than 13,500 flights had been cancelled for Monday and tod...

  • More than ever, Barca more than club for Catalans
    Diaalnews 2012-10-29 09:30:15 UTC
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Nearly 20 minutes into the latest clash between Spain's most popular football teams, Barcelona's 98,000-seat Camp Nou stadium erupted into a deafening roar. Tens of thousands of Catalans in the city at the heart of their separatist movement chanted in unison: "Independence...

  • Wine and fracking don't mix, say vineyard owners
    Diaalnews 2012-10-29 09:34:33 UTC
    The hillside vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region make money producing fine Rieslings and inviting tourists to sip white wine by the water's edge. Now winery owners are worried about the prospect of a grittier kind of economic development: gas drilling. Some grape growers fear that if s...

  • Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech
    Diaalnews 2012-10-29 09:33:49 UTC
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets' Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio they captured was a whale imitating people. In fact, the whale song sounded so eerily human that divers initia...

  • Study: Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men
    97d73e41483a3e1d1e0f6a70670085cb 2012-10-29 09:32:57 UTC
    America's favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found. The result is a surprise because many studies of individual vitamins have found they do...

  • Picasso, Monets stolen in Dutch heist
    Diaalnews 2012-10-16 16:41:07 UTC
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse potentially worth hundreds of millions. Police haven't said how they pulled off the early hours heist, but an expert who tracks stolen art said th...

  • FDA regulation of pharmacies has knotty history
    Diaalnews 2012-10-13 04:24:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and sometimes fatal injuries. But this isn't the first time Congress has pushed fo...

  • Bioethics panel urges more gene privacy protection
    Diaalnews 2012-10-12 19:20:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like a scene from a TV show: Someone sends a discarded coffee cup to a laboratory where the unwitting drinker's DNA is decoded, predicting what diseases lurk in his or her future. A presidential commission found that's legally possible in about half the states — and...

  • Scottish man dies, taking town's dialect with him
    Diaalnews 2012-10-05 08:21:46 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — In a remote fishing town on the tip of Scotland's Black Isle, the last native speaker of the Cromarty dialect has passed away, taking with him a little fragment of the English linguistic mosaic. Academics said Wednesday that Bobby Hogg, who was 92 when he died last week, was the ...

  • Rowling's first novel for adults goes on sale
    Diaalnews 2012-09-27 10:53:22 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — British bookshops opened their doors early Thursday and some grown-up Harry Potter fans lined up overnight as J.K. Rowling launched her long-anticipated first book for adults, "The Casual Vacancy." The lines were shorter and the wizard costumes missing, but the book was published...

  • Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity
    Diaalnews 2012-09-22 05:57:03 UTC
    New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic. A huge, decades-long study involving more than 33,000 Americans has yielded the first clear proof that drinking sugary beverages interacts with genes that affect weight, amp...

  • Group: More than half in 39 states will be obese
    Diaalnews 2012-09-19 11:05:42 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — We Americans already know how fat we are. Can it get much worse? Apparently, yes, according to an advocacy group that predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest stat...

  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules
    Diaalnews 2012-09-14 07:52:57 UTC
    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filling. A third student says he's happy to eat an extra apple with his lunch, even as he's noshing on his own sub. Leaner, greener school lunche...

  • ABC News sued for defamation over 'pink slime'
    657a6f60dce20f191b0f6a70670050f2 2012-09-14 02:52:36 UTC
    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) — Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News, Inc. for defamation Thursday over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime," claiming the network damaged the company by misleading consumers into believing it is unhealthy and unsafe. The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-bas...

  • Nielsen shows how people use TV differently
    Diaalnews 2012-09-11 06:08:19 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. homes that don't get traditional television service continues to increase, but that doesn't mean they don't have TVs. The Nielsen company said in a report issued on Tuesday that three-quarters of the estimated 5 million homes that don't get TV signals over th...

  • Feel Happier in 11 Steps
    Diaalnews 2012-09-11 06:18:23 UTC
    Find out what makes you happy so you can keep it going. Find Your Happy Place. Are you happy? It's such an important question because happiness has such a huge impact on your health, from your arteries to your heart, from the glow in your skin to the pep in your step. Happy feelings influence ...

  • Healthy Eating: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Whole Grain Foods
    Diaalnews 2012-09-11 06:16:45 UTC
    Discover exactly what whole grain foods are, how they work, and what makes them some of the healthiest foods you can eat. It seems everything these days is touted as "whole" this or that. Whole grains, whole wheat, a whole lot of health: It's the latest in food marketing. Why? Because food man...

  • Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs
    Court 2012-08-15 06:17:40 UTC
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion on Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs. The decis...

  • Highlights from 2 weeks of London 2012
    Diaalnews 2012-08-12 23:01:49 UTC
    The 2012 London Games kicked off 16 days ago with Queen Elizabeth II (actually, a body double) parachuting into a whimsical opening ceremony. The games gathered speed as U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps collected four gold medals and six overall to become the most decorated Olympian ever, with 22 c...

  • Mexico beats Brazil to win 1st Olympic soccer gold
    Diaalnews 2012-08-11 18:14:29 UTC
    WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Mexico is celebrating its first Olympic gold medal in men's soccer, and Brazil is wondering if it will ever be able to add the title to its long list of triumphs. Oribe Peralta scored only 29 seconds into the Olympic final at Wembley Stadium and added another goal in th...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt not done, dinged gold medal
    Diaalnews 2012-08-10 11:34:26 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ BOLT'S NOT DONE Usain Bolt says the two golds he's won in London makes him a legend. So what happens if he adds another? One nig...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt, Blake aim for world record
    Diaalnews 2012-08-09 05:44:50 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ WORLD RECORD? Both jogged across the finish line. Both know they've got more in the tank — maybe even a gold medal. Usain Bol...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Felix streaks, Bolt coasts
    5e56106b3ee2b416170f6a706700d75c 2012-08-08 22:43:42 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ SILVER AND GOLD Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce doesn't mind a silver to go with her gold. The winner of the 100-meter dash followed it ...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Bolt and MANU, Hoy, Hammer
    Diaalnews 2012-08-07 21:50:14 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ USAIN AND MANU? Well, he's not bad with his feet. Everyone wants to know what the world's fastest man is going to do after the L...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Gabby Douglas back on balance beam
    96f17cb70af38216170f6a706700000c 2012-08-07 05:33:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you: ___ GABBY'S GRAND FINALE Gabby Douglas is back for her grand finale. The American two-time gold medalist has a chance for one more t...