Indian food vendors get lessons in hygiene
2013-12-05 07:03:21 UTC
NEW DELHI (AP) — The millions of food vendors peddling tasty morsels from roadside stalls and rickshaws across India have long been an emblem of the country's boisterous, chaotic spirit.
But now, Indian officials have a stern message for these ...
Man survives 3 days at bottom of Atlantic
2013-12-03 22:42:01 UTC
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocke...
Bird steals camera in Australia, records journey
2013-12-02 08:06:04 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape.
Wildlife rangers in Western ...
Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore
2013-11-30 20:03:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses.
Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a "long list" of books t...
How to Live a Simple and Peaceful Life
2013-11-25 08:37:27 UTC
In our daily lives, we often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our cars to our next destination, rushing to do what we need to do there, and then leaving so that we can spee...
Thanksgiving recipe swap
2013-11-25 08:55:15 UTC
<h3>Cellophane noodles with crab
(Mi?n xào cua)</h3>My family has no problem with multiple carbs at a meal. Rice and potatoes, noodle soup and stir-fried noodles, jasmine rice and sticky rice, spaghetti and rice — bring it on. However, we can't ...
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
2013-11-22 09:23:29 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up on...
Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk
2013-11-21 07:32:35 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
Nuts have long been called hea...
Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94
2013-11-18 07:46:26 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less."
UK warns of ransom scam targeting 10s of millions
2013-11-15 20:05:29 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British officials issued an unusually stark alert about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying Friday that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted.
In a warning headlined "URGE...
1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building
2013-11-12 21:00:33 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday.
The Height Committee of the...
Enjoy a higher quality of life
2013-11-12 21:07:29 UTC
One of the most important things people can do for their health is to engage in regular physical activity. A life that includes exercise is one with less likelihood of serious physical and mental ailments. The benefits are wide-ranging, from stron...
Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say
2013-11-08 19:46:57 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.
Rickets results from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, wh...
No more trans fat: FDA banning the artery-clogger
2013-11-07 22:39:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of t...
Award-winning Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dies
2013-11-05 21:12:32 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, a self-taught culinary master whose namesake Chicago restaurant elevated the city's cuisine and provided a training ground for some of the nation's other best chefs, has died at the age of 54.
Warming report sees violent, sicker, poorer future
2013-11-02 21:57:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They're likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report ...
Iran gives activist actress 18-month sentence
2013-10-30 07:47:47 UTC
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian court has sentenced an actress known for her reformist political activism to 18 months in prison on security charges, newspapers reported Tuesday, in another sign of the underlying tensions between Iran's hard-liners...
Dutch museums identify 139 likely Nazi looted art
2013-10-30 07:48:48 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch museums announced Tuesday they have found 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era, including paintings from masters such as Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky.
The major review of all museum collections in the...
Saudi women drive in protest with little problem
2013-10-26 18:34:29 UTC
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars Saturday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, facing little protest by police in their push for easing restrictions on women in ...
More victims of online abuse reach out to parents
2013-10-24 08:22:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."
Then there was the Facebook group "Hernando Ha...
Holocaust survivor to make symphony debut with Ma
2013-10-22 06:43:19 UTC
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The already remarkable life of Holocaust survivor George Horner is about to take another exceptional turn.
The 90-year-old pianist will make his orchestral debut with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday night at Bost...
At these coffee klatches, death is on the agenda
2013-10-21 05:38:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your mother.
"When you're at a cocktail party and you lead off by saying, '...
Zimbabwe diamonds: Where has all the money gone?
2013-10-17 16:04:04 UTC
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Despite living in an impoverished country under sanctions, some in Zimbabwe seem awash in money, judging by the Mercedes-Benzes parked at a country club and the private woodland estate with artificial lake and mansion built...
They can shoot a body, but they cannot shoot my dreams
2013-10-17 23:26:08 UTC
When Malala Yousafzai woke from the coma the Taliban put her in, she was aware of only a few things.
“Yes, Malala, you were shot,” she told herself.
She thought back to her dreams – of lying on a stretcher, being in some distant place far fr...
Australian diver survives his second shark attack
2013-10-09 06:41:50 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — A diver bitten by a shark off Australia's southwest coast was recovering in a hospital on Wednesday after surviving his second shark attack in nine years.
Greg Pickering, 55, was diving for abalone off an area called Poison Creek ...