Manage pain with these healthful foods
2013-04-30 16:54:17 UTC
No single food can completely stop chronic pain, but a healthful diet is a powerful part of your pain-management strategy. The Mediterranean diet, for example, is rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthful unsaturated fats. These foods can help build strong bones and muscles, and ...
Irish court: No 'right to die' for paralyzed woman
2013-04-30 06:14:14 UTC
DUBLIN (AP) — A paralyzed Irish woman who wants to die cannot legally commit suicide with her partner's help, Ireland's Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that moved some in the courtroom to tears.
The seven-judge court said nothing in the country's Catholic-influenced 1937 constitut...
Fire destroys Danish museum, collection saved
2013-04-28 17:21:01 UTC
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fire blazed through The Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen on Sunday, destroying large parts of the building but most of the collection was saved, museum officials said.
No one was injured in the fire and firefighters and staff who rushed to the scene in c...
Latest HIV vaccine doesn't work; govt halts study
2013-04-28 05:35:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest bad news in the hunt for an AIDS vaccine: The government halted a large U.S. study on Thursday, saying the experimental shots aren't preventing HIV infection.
Nor did the shots reduce the amount of the AIDS virus in the blood when people who'd been vaccinat...
Study: chicken, ground beef are riskiest meats
2013-04-28 05:33:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — An analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness shows that ground beef and chicken have caused more hospitalizations than other meats.
The report by the Center for Science in Public Interest says chicken nuggets, ham and sausage pose the lowest risk of food...
Czech communist whisky matures to excellence
2013-04-27 17:36:23 UTC
PRADLO DISTILLERY, Czech Republic (AP) — The Scottish peat was put on trucks and trains. The destination was Communist-era Czechoslovakia. The recipient: apparatchiks desperate for a decent whisky.
The journey beyond the Iron Curtain during the Cold War turned out to be the easy part. Wh...
Controllers to return; flight delays sway Congress
2013-04-27 17:34:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.
Unable to ignore the travelers' anger, Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation Friday to all...
Wash. judge tells police to return marijuana
2013-04-27 05:37:29 UTC
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Police in Tacoma could soon be in real trouble over pot.
The department could be found in contempt if they continue to refuse to return a small amount of marijuana seized from a man after a traffic stop. Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery repeated an order to police Thursd...
St. Lucia police detail rescue after boat sinking
2013-04-26 17:38:41 UTC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A boat captain and his first mate swam through dangerous waters for nearly a day before they were rescued after a sinking that was also survived by their two U.S. passengers, authorities in St. Lucia said on Friday.
Marine Police Sgt. Finley Leonce told The A...
Newfound hormone holds hope for diabetes treatment
2013-04-25 16:23:10 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have identified a hormone that can sharply boost the number of cells that make insulin in mice, a discovery that may someday lead to a treatment for the most common type of diabetes.
People have their own version of this hormone, and the new work suggests tha...
Kan. woman meets circus tiger in bathroom
2013-04-24 05:03:48 UTC
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas woman likely won't remember her first circus for the clowns or performances — it'll be the tiger in the bathroom.
The big cat had escaped briefly after its turn in the ring Saturday at the Isis Shrine Circus in Salina. Staff members blocked off the concou...
Vietnam police seize 53 king cobras from car
2013-04-24 05:01:18 UTC
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver.
Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center near the capital where they treated before being released into the wild.
Mormon bishop with Samurai sword runs off attacker
2013-04-24 05:00:02 UTC
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.
Kent Hendrix woke up Tuesday to his teenage son pounding on his bedroom door and telling him somebody was being mugged in front of th...
France legalizes gay marriage after harsh debate
2013-04-23 19:30:56 UTC
PARIS (AP) — France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep social conservatism in the nation's heartland and triggered huge protests in Paris from both sides of the divide. Legions of officers with water cannon braced outside the National Assembly fo...
Lax attitude on teens and Rx drug abuse
2013-04-23 04:51:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — More parents need to talk with their teens about the dangers of abusing Ritalin, Adderall and other prescription drugs, suggests a new study that finds discouraging trends on kids and drug use.
When teens were asked about the last substance abuse conversation they had wit...
High court weighs dispute over AIDS funding
2013-04-22 17:03:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the First Amendment implications of a policy that forces private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition to get AIDS funding.
The court appeared divided, and not along ideological lines, Monday in an argument over whe...
Under pressure, Border Patrol now counts getaways
2013-04-22 04:58:02 UTC
CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Gordon is one of the Border Patrol's best at spotting the smallest human traces in pursuit of people who enter the U.S. illegally from Mexico: dusty footprints, torn cobwebs, broken twigs, overturned pebbles.
It's a skill he has sharpened over the last 16 yea...
Kebede wins London Marathon amid tight security
2013-04-22 04:32:08 UTC
LONDON (AP) — They crossed the line in front of Buckingham Palace with black ribbons on their chests and the Boston Marathon victims on their minds.
Six days after bombs exploded near the Boston finish line, the London Marathon sent out a powerful message of solidarity with the ...
Works by artist Basquiat to appear at NYC exhibit
2013-04-18 17:11:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 30 works by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) will appear at a New York City exhibit before a private sale.
The exhibit at Sotheby's galleries runs May 2 through June 9. Most will be available for sale.
They include works on paper i...
Storm woes range from sinkhole to snow to twisters
2013-04-18 17:03:34 UTC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago.
Seemingly every community in the Plains and Midwest was under some...
Lenny's rise from garage to Brazil's bikini queen
2013-04-18 05:12:49 UTC
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before she became Brazil's bikini queen, with an empire of chic boutiques and legions of VIP fans that include Hollywood A-listers and pop royalty, Lenny Niemeyer was locked away in her garage, making swimwear out of old pareos and sliced cow bones.
Appeals court to hear challenge to gay therapy ban
2013-04-17 16:42:26 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is to hear arguments Wednesday on whether a first-of-its-kind law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals in California from offering therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight violates the civil rights of...
High court wrestles with Indian adoption dispute
2013-04-16 19:21:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is trying to sort out a wrenching adoption case involving a Native American child, a biological father who first renounced any interest in her and adoptive parents who were eventually ordered to hand her over to the father.
The justices heard an appeal Tuesd...
Louvre Abu Dhabi gives peek at collection
2013-04-16 17:06:13 UTC
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Abu Dhabi's new branch of the Louvre considers no artistic subject to be off limits but will not "shock for the sake of shocking", a top overseer said Tuesday. She spoke as the museum prepared to open a sample of its growing collection to pu...
Report finds lax oversight of specialty pharmacies
2013-04-15 08:03:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
A report released Monday by House Democrats shows that most states do...