Category Archives: health

Judge: Attending Pink concert didn’t harm New Jersey girl

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A mom’s decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, “So what?” The New Jersey judge says the concert trip isn’t evidence of bad parenting Continue reading

7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game. Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished for their roles in a series-opening brawl and six of the players drew suspensions. Continue reading

Off-Broadway play ‘The Fantasticks’ offered a lifeline

By MARK KENNEDY, AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon “The Fantasticks” won’t be closing next month after all — thanks to a pair of fantastic fans. Continue reading

Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

By DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company’s CEO. Volkswagen said in a statement Saturday that Piech, 78, was resigning with immediate effect. Continue reading

The Latest on the 2016 GOP field: Cruz vows to nix nuke deal

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US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance

By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans’ calls and emails. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence publicly released the redacted report following a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the New York Times. Continue reading

Day of protests planned in Baltimore after black man’s death

By Lacey Johnson By Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Waves of demonstrators were expected to descend on Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man after he was taken into custody, a day after the city’s police chief said officers had failed to give him timely medical attention for a spinal injury. At least two separate marches were planned. Continue reading

Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs, resulting in people developing antibiotic-resistant infections Continue reading

Burundi president nominated for third term

By The Associated Press, Associated Press BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi’s ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions. Continue reading

Aden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles

Yemeni men look through a hole in a building damaged by a recent Saudi-led airstrike which hit a site which many believe was a large weapons cache in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday. Continue reading