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  • EYES ON LONDON: Lebron, Team USA face Argentina
    5612545ef1046915170f6a7067008009 2012-08-06 05:32:02 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: ___ AMERICANS REGROUP Lithuania gave the Americans a scare in their last game. Now LeBron James and Co. face a team even more talented....

  • Britain awakes to an unfamiliar sensation: winning
    2b9e2984d7ee5415170f6a706700eadc 2012-08-05 18:09:59 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Britain awoke, afraid it might all have been a dream. It wasn't: Six gold medals, including three in track and field within the space of an hour Saturday night, had given the country its best day at an Olympic Games since 1908. A country accustomed to sporting disappointment c...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Electric 100-meter dash coming up
    Addc65f8d8755615170f6a706700c02d 2012-08-05 07:07:05 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: ___ LET'S RUN TWO TODAY The fastest men in the world on one of the fastest tracks around. Should make for an electric night in the 100-...

  • Phelps collects 18th gold medal in final race
    Diaalnews 2012-08-04 21:51:50 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into the retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal. Reclaiming the lead with his trademark butterfly stroke, the one seen in his Olympic debut as a 15-year-old in Sydney a dozen...

  • Phelps ends career with gold in medley relay
    203a78aebe343c15170f6a7067005d46 2012-08-04 21:30:34 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold as the United States won the medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday. Phelps leaves the sport with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. At these games he won four golds and two silvers. In the final swimming event o...

  • Women's boxing makes long-awaited Olympic debut
    E129f937d7e35415170f6a706700b9c3 2012-08-04 20:43:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Queen Underwood is grateful to every woman whose collective fight allowed her to become the first American woman to climb into an Olympic boxing ring. When she takes that historic step between the ropes Sunday, she'll be thinking more about the fight that's right in front of her....

  • EYES ON LONDON: Freaked out, swans, Usain Colt
    3b4a7d79d5a94915170f6a706700db98 2012-08-04 18:06:09 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: ___ GET ME OUT OF HERE! Sprinter Timi Garstang admits to being a tad overwhelmed at the Olympic stadium on Saturday. "There were mor...

  • Vertical skydiving world record broken in Illinois
    Bfd75dabd5524815170f6a7067005dc5 2012-08-04 13:15:44 UTC
    OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, a group of nearly 140 skydivers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down in a massive snowflake formation in northern Illinois. Three judges representing the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the interna...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Fast track, Phelps, Blade Runner
    D40acdadbe6c3d15170f6a70670081a4 2012-08-04 07:11:29 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: ___ BLAZING SPEEDS Is it the track? Seven female sprinters, led by world champion Carmelita Jeter's time of 10.83 seconds, ran the f...

  • Douglas shatters glass ceiling with historic win
    Diaalnews 2012-08-03 06:22:44 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Gabby Douglas believed two years ago, when she convinced her mother to let her move halfway across the country. Martha Karolyi became a convert over the winter, when the bubbly teenager with the electric smile developed the tenacity required to be a champion. Under the brighte...

  • Italy claim Team Foil gold
    Diaalnews 2012-08-02 20:33:52 UTC
    Italy's version of the 'Dream Team' did what was expected at the ExCeL Fencing arena tonight, adding Team Foil gold to the three Individual medals they won on Saturday. Valentina Vezzali, Elisa Di Francisca - now a double gold medal-winner in London - and new world number one Arianna Errigo w...

  • Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte to win 20th Olympic medal
    Diaalnews 2012-08-02 20:16:31 UTC
    Michael Phelps won his first individual gold at London 2012 and his 20th Olympic medal by beating Ryan Lochte in the men's 200m individual medley. The American led from the front and looked as if he might break the world record but touched for a historic 16th gold medal in 1:54.27. Phelps ...

  • Armstrong wins 2nd straight time trial gold
    42ead68d89220515170f6a706700d5e7 2012-08-02 20:29:05 UTC
    HAMPTON COURT, England (AP) — Kristin Armstrong of the United States won her second straight gold medal in the Olympic cycling time trial Wednesday, beating Judith Arndt of Germany by more than 15 seconds Armstrong covered the 18-mile course south of London in 37 minutes, 34.82 seconds. Arndt ...

  • Phelps takes record 19th Olympic medal
    Michael-phelps-of-the-u-s-swims-to-a-first-place-finish-in-his-mens-200m-butterfly-semi-final-at-the-london-2012-olympic-games-at-the-aquatics-centre-july-30-2012 2012-07-31 20:18:06 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps broke the Olympic medals record Tuesday with his 19th as the United States romped to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. With 19 career medals spanning three Olympics, Phelps moved one ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who go...

  • Olympics awash in Twitter, for better or worse
    5350f365702ff015160f6a706700cff1 2012-07-31 19:40:47 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — It's amazing how much trouble can be stirred up in 140 characters or less. But also how much intimacy, excitement, global scope and, yes, general zaniness. For better and for worse, the 2012 Olympics are being shaped, shaken and indisputably changed by a social media revolution t...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Big night approaches for Phelps
    623f943d56e1da15160f6a706700d508 2012-07-31 08:08:04 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: ___ BIG NIGHT FOR PHELPS After missing the medal podium in his first swim in London and taking a surprising silver in the 4x100 freesty...

  • Many drugs remain legal after 'bath salts' ban
    Diaalnews 2012-07-26 07:57:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — People are inventing so many new ways to get high that lawmakers can't seem to keep up. Over the past two years, the U.S. has seen a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines and other illegal stimula...

  • Alzheimer’s Drug Fails to Reduce Significant Agitation
    Diaalnews 2012-07-24 06:37:50 UTC
    USA Biotechnology - A drug prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease does not ease clinically significant agitation in patients, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the U.K., U.S. and Norway. This is the first randomized controlled trial designed to assess the effectiveness of the dru...

  • How to protect kids from whooping cough outbreaks
    Diaalnews 2012-07-22 09:26:55 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated. But it never totally disappeared, and now there's been a spike in ca...

  • AIDS specialists aim to jump-start hunt for a cure
    Diaalnews 2012-07-20 12:26:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years it seemed hopeless. Now the hunt for a cure for AIDS is back on. International AIDS specialists on Thursday released what they call a road map for research toward a cure for HIV — a strategy for global teams of scientists to explore a number of intriguing leads that...

  • In German circumcision debate, 'us vs them' fears
    Diaalnews 2012-07-22 09:19:03 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Rabbi David Goldberg had performed about 25 ritual circumcisions this year before a regional court ruled in June that the practice amounted to causing criminal bodily harm. Despite the decision, he expects to perform the same number in second half of the year. "I haven't chang...

  • Doctors use eggs to reverse egg allergies in kids
    18fabdde2268bd14150f6a7067006470 2012-07-18 23:48:42 UTC
    First peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them. In the best test of this yet, about a dozen kids were able to overcome allergies to eggs, one of the mos...

  • FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV
    Ap120510048933_t653 2012-07-17 22:31:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS. The agency approved Gilead Sciences' pill Truvada as a preventive measure for healthy p...

  • SF considering ways to curb plastic water bottles
    Diaalnews 2012-07-14 04:23:45 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles. City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buil...

  • Dogs from NY, Virginia wed at charity extravaganza
    9d553a7c9db73213150f6a706700fd06 2012-07-13 06:26:22 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — We double-dog dare you to check this out. Two dogs got married Thursday night at an extravaganza to benefit the Humane Society of New York. Bride Baby Hope Diamond, a white Coton de Tulear with black-gray markings, was led down the aisle, resplendent in her canine couture go...