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  • Healthy eating can cost less, study finds
    Vegetable 2013-06-04 04:01:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? An Agriculture Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That counters a common perception among some consumers that it's chea...

  • Coffee buzz: Study finds java drinkers live longer
    Image 2012-05-17 18:49:54 UTC
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer. Regular or dec...

  • Poll: Half of Americans call Facebook a fad
    11023505-large 2012-05-15 20:03:03 UTC
    Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of Americans also say the social network's expected asking price is too high. The company Mark Zuck...

  • Obama keeps up with Kardashians, Avengers, more
    The_link_between_martin_luther_king_jr._and_german_reformer 2012-05-15 17:05:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama can hold his own when it comes to pop culture: He's up on "The Avengers" superheroes, has a handle on the Kardashians and says he catches up with TV hits during long flights on Air Force One. But the president punted to wife Michelle when he was asked abou...

  • Hollande names Ayrault new French prime minister
    Untitled 2012-05-15 16:37:40 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Francois Hollande was sworn in Tuesday as France's new president — the first Socialist to lead the country since 1995 — and within hours named lawmaker Jean-Marc Ayrault as his new prime minister. Ayrault, who leads the Socialists in Parliament, is a German speaker and a former te...

  • Election in Germany: Merkel has a new rival
    Governing_in_the_context_of_uncertainty_in_germany__europe's_anchor 2012-05-14 16:35:00 UTC
    DW - The Social Democrats and Greens have handily won the election in Germany's biggest state. Hannelore Kraft is now an obvious rival to Angela Merkel in next year's national election. Rarely was an election result so clear. The chancellor's party stared into the abyss. On their home turf, th...

  • AP Exclusive: Drawing focuses on Iran's nuke work
    Protesters_in_iran_shouted_%e2%80%9ckhamenei__shame_on_you__leave_the_country_alone%22 2012-05-13 19:13:53 UTC
    VIENNA (AP) — A drawing based on information from inside an Iranian military site shows an explosives containment chamber of the type needed for nuclear arms-related tests that U.N. inspectors suspect Tehran has conducted there. Iran denies such testing and has neither confirmed nor denied the ex...

  • In Egypt turmoil, thieves hunt pharaonic treasures
    Secretary_of_state_rex_tillerson_wants_montenegro_to_be_a_member_of_nato 2012-05-12 23:31:28 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — Taking advantage of Egypt's political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country's ancient pharaonic heritage. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the pas...

  • Israel to Iran: We love you
    0__15837229_401_00 2012-05-11 22:12:19 UTC
    (DW)- With the outcome of last month's international negotiations about Iran's nuclear program still unknown, a bottom-up initiative in Israel is taking diplomacy into its own hands. While the Israeli government has threatened military action against Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear ...

  • Advocates: HIV prevention pill could save lives
    The_latest_developments_in_coronavirus_outbreak 2012-05-11 17:40:56 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A pill to prevent HIV infection is already being given to some healthy people, but without government approval, it remains out of reach and too costly for many who need it. Doctors, patients and advocates say that would change if the Food and Drug Administration takes a landmark...

  • Guinness recognizes surfer for riding 78-foot wave
    5d213b88-623f-4091-95b4-0c909d5723b0 2012-05-11 14:19:36 UTC
    HONOLULU (AP) — Dude, that was the gnarliest wave ever. Guinness World Records says so. The record-keeping agency is acknowledging a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer for catching a 78-foot wave off the coast of Portugal, saying the November run beats a 2008 record by more than 1 foot. Big-wave...

  • Irish pose next democratic test for EU austerity
    Untitled 2012-05-11 13:47:10 UTC
    DUBLIN (AP) — When voters in Greece and France got the chance, they dealt a resounding "No!" to parties backing austerity measures. The Irish could be next to give the European Union's austerity plan a black eye. A May 31 referendum here asks the public to approve an EU treaty that aims to con...

  • Civil rights lawsuit filed against Ariz. sheriff
    Untitled 2012-05-10 19:29:37 UTC
    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols. Federal...

  • Study: Outside media changing N. Korean worldview
    North_korean_missile_tests 2012-05-10 19:09:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing availability of news media and cellphones in reclusive North Korea likely forced it to admit within hours that its long-range rocket launch last month was a failure, the U.S. human rights envoy to the country said Thursday. The envoy, Robert King, was speaking at ...

  • Obama making cultural waves, or just a ripple?
    Obama_time_to_shift_attention_from_wars_to_home 2012-05-10 18:15:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He gave no speech, issued no call to action. He spoke of changing alongside the nation's people, not of leading them into uncharted territory. He made sure to say what so many so passionately believe — that states should decide such issues on their own. The first black presid...

  • Women accuse Egyptian military of sexual assault
    Untitled 2012-05-09 14:43:48 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — Women detainees and rights groups have accused Egyptian troops and prison authorities of sexual assault in the latest crackdown on demonstrations. More than a dozen women were detained among some 300 protesters following a demonstration outside the Defense Ministry in Cairo last w...

  • AP-World-Markets/588 Asia stocks fall amid Greek political chaos
    Data 2012-05-09 07:12:32 UTC
    BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets fell Wednesday, spooked by disappointing U.S. corporate earnings and fears that political turmoil in debt-crippled Greece is pushing it closer to financial disaster. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.5 percent to hit a three-month intraday low of 9,021.20 as tr...

  • AP Interview: Pakistan army says US scapegoating
    Untitled 2012-05-08 09:01:31 UTC
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — American efforts to talk peace with insurgents in Afghanistan mean Washington can no longer expect Pakistan to attack all the militant factions on its side of the border, some of whom Islamabad is also reaching out to, the commander of Pakistan's forces along the frontie...

  • Stars dress for Wintour-hosted, Prada-themed gala
    4fa8a8cab18c3.image 2012-05-08 15:16:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It's known as one of the most glamorous red carpets of the year, with movie stars, models and even a few star quarterbacks putting on their most fashion-forward outfits for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, Jessica Biel and Ju...

  • Fed court reverses order for VA system overhaul
    Untitled 2012-05-07 18:03:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is reversing its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that any such overhaul needs to be ordered by Congress or...

  • Supermoon glows around the globe
    4fa69286c6f3f.image 2012-05-07 06:58:13 UTC
    It may have been only an optical illusion, but what a sight. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year arrived Saturday night and glowed around the world. In Brazil it illuminated the landmark Christ the Redeemer statue and later set behind a shanty town. In Florida, fishermen worked the...

  • New video of US aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan
    Us_film_studio_'the_weinstein_company'_to_file_for_bankruptcy 2012-05-07 18:30:13 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 70-year-old American aid worker kidnapped nine months ago in Pakistan said in a video released by al-Qaida that he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands. The White House called for his immediate release. The video posted on milit...

  • What's at stake as 6 European nations vote
    Ohne_titel 2012-05-07 00:52:35 UTC
    Six European countries are holding elections Sunday. Here is a quick look at what's at stake: —FRANCE: Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeats incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy for the presidency by capitalizing on anger over austerity measures. As president, Hollande is expected to push for a ...

  • US hikers who were held in Iran marry in Calif.
    Us_hikers_who_were_held_in_iran_marry_in_california 2012-05-07 00:09:45 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Americans who were detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago have been married in Northern California, a family friend said Sunday. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were married at 4 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location, San ...

  • 2 hikers held in Iran to marry in SF Bay area
    Us_hikers_who_were_held_in_iran_marry_in_california 2012-05-06 01:18:09 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago will marry Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area. A private wedding ceremony for Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd was set for 4 p.m. at an undisclosed location, said San Franci...