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  • Art on the Waterfront
    Ew-an091_astrup_g_20120911123850 2012-09-14 09:17:54 UTC
    Architect Renzo Piano's Redesigned Astrup Fearnley Museum Opens in Oslo. The Wall Street Journal - Many European harbor towns, from Bilbao to Liverpool, have tried to renew themselves, but only Oslo is attempting something like a full-scale reinvention. Blessed with a booming oil-rich economy,...

  • 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...

  • Finns open 'pop-down' restaurant in limestone mine
    082c14a69009c9191a0f6a7067002e03 2012-09-10 17:44:05 UTC
    LOHJA, Finland (AP) — An award-winning chef is opening a new restaurant in Finland that turns the idea of "pop-up" eateries upside-down: it's located 80 meters (260 feet) underground. Discerning food lovers are being served salted salmon, veal tenderloin snails cooked in Pernod, and apple crum...

  • Michigan 'hillbilly' claims $337M Powerball prize
    Diaal 2012-08-31 21:02:04 UTC
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Donald Lawson decided to have a little bit of fun with his mother two weeks ago. "I called her and said, 'I got a surprise for you. I won $200,000 in the Powerball.' She goes: 'Oh my god. Yay!' I said, 'All right. Are you ready, Ma? Well, the truth is, I won $337 million ...

  • 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 ...

  • SEAL's book shows bin Laden raid up close
    Diaalnews 2012-08-30 04:58:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL's firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden pulls back the veil on the secret operations conducted almost nightly by elite American forces against terrorist suspects. Former SEAL Matt Bissonnette's account contradicted in key details the account of...

  • Diana Nyad ends Cuba-to-Fla. swim bid on 4th day
    8fb5162e740dd417180f6a706700b8dc 2012-08-21 14:53:27 UTC
    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Diana Nyad ended her fourth attempt in nearly 35 years to swim across the Straits of Florida on Tuesday, her dream of setting a record thwarted by storms, jellyfish stings, shark threats, hypothermia and swollen lips. The swimmer was pulled from the water at 12:55 a.m., h...

  • Cuba-to-Fla. swimmer Nyad plows on after storm
    047898c76feec117180f6a7067009a6c 2012-08-20 19:55:09 UTC
    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Diana Nyad slogged across the Straits of Florida for a third straight day Monday, advancing toward a swimming record on calm seas after enduring a night of stormy weather. Nyad, who turns 63 on Wednesday, is making her third attempt since last summer to become the first p...

  • Swimmer Nyad steady in Cuba-Fla. record attempt
    1127d5e55672aa17180f6a706700e0f9 2012-08-20 04:40:51 UTC
    HAVANA (AP) — Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead in the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage. The 62-year-old Los Angeles woman was said to be comfortable, confident a...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • EYES ON LONDON: Gabby's gold, Phelps claims 20th
    Diaalnews 2012-08-03 06:00:52 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: ___ IT ALL PAID OFF Two years after Gabby Douglas left her home and family, moving halfway across the country at 14 in search of better...

  • 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...