Image
This page has news coming from 
several major media sources and 
is updated automatically every visit. 
If you need to catch up on what's 
happening in the world come here !




Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.

W.H. intruder had 800 rounds of ammo
Man who scaled fence, entered White House carrying knife was stopped twice before.

3 missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border
Soldiers who went missing from a Cape Cod military base over the weekend have been found.

Cops: Bear kills hiker near N.Y.
A 22-year-old hiker walking with friends in the woods just an hours drive from New York has been killed by a bear, police said Monday.

Ebola toll passes 2,800: WHO
An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been largely contained in Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, but the disease is still spreading elsewhere and has now killed over 2,811 people in the region. Senegal and Nigeria, the most recent of five nations to record cases of Ebola, implemented strict measures to isolate the ill and track down further possible cases -- steps that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have failed to impose, allowing the disease to take hold in cities and rural communities. ...

American would-be jihadis return home to FBI scrutiny
An estimated 100 Americans have tried to get to Syria and join up with groups like the Islamic State.

Arias trial: Judge maintains camera restrictions
A judge refused to lift camera coverage restrictions in the penalty phase of Jodi Arias retrial.

Texas soldier beat daughter to death for soiled diaper, police say
By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier beat his 2-year-old daughter to death after he became upset that she soiled her diaper, police said on Monday. Dartarious Graham, a 20-year-old U.S. Army specialist, was arrested by El Paso police and charged with capital murder in the death of his daughter. Peyton Graham was found unresponsive with suspicious injuries in her fathers apartment and later died at a hospital on Saturday, police said. ...

Lawyer: Exonerated NYC man dies from asthma attack
A New York City man freed after serving 23 years in prison for a crime he didnt commit died over the weekend.

NTSB investigating fatal Delaware bus crash
Vehicle overturned, leaving 2 dead, dozens injured; police say no drugs, alcohol involved.

Australian jets to join fight against Islamic State
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Australias defense minister David Johnston said on Monday during a visit to Baghdad that his countrys fighter jets will play a part in U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic State positions in Iraq. Johnston told reporters that up to eight Super Hornet aircraft will participate in a U.S.-led coalition "delivering air strikes to degrade, disrupt and ultimately seek to destroy ISIL (Islamic State)". Australian Special Forces will be serving as advisers to Iraqi forces, Johnston said after a meeting with Iraqs Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. ...

Weather may worsen for Calif. wildfires
Hotter temperatures and erratic winds are expected after a cooler, wet weekend.

Climate protesters arrested in march on Wall Street
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Monday during a demonstration in New York City to denounce what organizers say is Wall Streets contribution to climate change. Hundreds of protesters had earlier in the day blocked streets near the stock exchange, in an action called Flood Wall Street. It came on the heels of Sundays international day of action that brought 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in what activists said was the largest protest ever held on climate change. ...

Arab Bank liable over Hamas attacks: U.S. jury
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Monday found Arab Bank Plc liable for providing material support to Hamas and said it must compensate victims of two dozen attacks attributed to the Islamic militant group in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Jurors needed less than two days of deliberations to reach their verdict after a six-week trial in Brooklyn federal court, which lawyers described as the first terrorism financing civil case to reach trial in the United States. A trial on damages will be held later. ...

Illinois town's birthday mega-bratwurst and bun
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete with a 200-foot bun.

#FloodWallStreet target NYC's financial district
Activists to rally against "corporate polluters ...profiting from the fossil fuel industry."

Hot property: Apple sets iPhone sales record over weekend
By Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger displays. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the company could have sold even more iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models if supplies had been available. Analysts had estimated first-weekend sales of up to 10 million iPhones, after Apple booked record pre-orders of 4 million on Sept. 12, the day pre-orders opened. Apples shares were little changed at $100.98 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq on Monday. ...

Ex-NYC mayor Giuliani joins Activision's 'Call of Duty' legal team
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game companys legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular "Call of Duty" games.

How did intruder get through White House front door?
A new surveillance video shows the path taken by the White House intruder on Friday after he hopped the fence, ran across the North Lawn, up the stairs and through the front door before he was stopped.

Turkey faces swell of Syrian refugees
At least 130,000 flee as Islamic State militants seize villages.

Having trouble understanding Common Core? Katie Couric explains

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

NASA spacecraft arrives at Mars
The explorer Maven slips into the red planets orbit following a 10-month journey.

washingtonpost.com

Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

Fish and seafood recipes
How much fish and seafood should you eat each week? What are some good recipes?

Inside the new Dietary Guidelines: Fish and other seafood
Jennifer LaRue Huget explains how best to incorporate the new dietary guidelines on seafood into your diet.

Parenting an overweight child can be difficult
Should they intervene early and practice a form of benign neglect, hoping that the baby fat will melt away as a child grows?

Type 2 diabetes surges in people younger than 20
U.S. cases in those under 20 have grown from almost zero to tens of thousands in just over a decade.

Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together
Surgeon general says obesity crisis should be addressed together.

Wisconsin's health-care fight illustrates challenges as states change leadership
After President Obama signed the nation's health-care overhaul into law, Wisconsin made more headway than virtually anywhere else in the country at preparing to carry the statute out. Then a Republican governor came to power and changed all that.

Drums Alive: Feel the beat, feel the burn
Could Drums Alive be the next Zumba? Vicky Hallett explores Baltimore's latest exercise craze.

Top green vegetables for your health -- and St. Patrick's Day
Get in the spirit with these top five green vegetables.

Fear is potent risk of Japanese nuclear crisis
The psychological impact of Japanese nuclear crisis could turn out to be significant

An incomplete story was published to this webpage. We apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. Please find our latest coverage at washingtonpost.com

Radiation exposure poses range of potential health problems for Japanese
Among other things, radiation from nuclear power plants could increase cancer rates for decades.

Nurses' strike cost Washington Hospital Center $6 million
Washington Hospital Center spent about $6 million to hire 600 temporary nurses, beef up security and cover other costs during last week's nurses' strike and subsequent lockout at the region's largest hospital, hospital officials said.

Report reveals steep increase in war amputations last fall
The majority of American soldiers undergoing amputation for war wounds last fall lost more than one limb, according to data presented Tuesday to the Defense Health Board, a committee of experts that advises the Defense Department on medical matters.

More information about ranch dressing
The original, handmade batches of buttermilk dressing were made in the mid-1950s by Steve Henson at his Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. Buttermilk is now the sixth ingredient in the Hidden Valley full-fat dressing, after soybean oil, water, egg yolk, sugar and salt; it's third on t...

March madness? A basketball league that doesn't keep score
I recently spent a couple of hours at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax watching women in their 40s, 50s and 60s play two games of full-court basketball. These were rec-league ballplayers, but there was nothing casual about the games. They played organized zone defense. A ref in black and wh...

Ranch dressing: How good is it for you?
Is ranch dressing the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables?

Milestones in the eradication of smallpox
With officials debating whether to destroy the remaining specimens of the pathogen, here is a look at notable dates in smallpox history:

Should last remaining known smallpox virus die?
Intense debate rages over whether to destroy the remaining laboratory specimens of the smallpox virus.

Smart food choices can cut excess sugar and empty calories from your diet
The average U.S. adult consumes about a half-cup of added sugar a day, which amounts to roughly 355 nutritionally empty calories.

Paperbacks discuss antidepressants and technology's role in marriage
Irving Kirsch's describes "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth." Spouses Edward M. Hallowell and Sue George Hallowell explain how technology leaves people "Married to Distraction."

Children seem to gain extra weight after having their tonsils removed
A study analyzes data from nine studies, involving 795 children who had a tonsillectomy, with or without adenoid removal, before they turned 18.

Vitamin D deficiency may be a factor in development of allergies
Young people low in Vitamin D may be more prone to allergies, according to a new study.

Doctor-owned centers spark criticism, scrutiny
When Kenneth Baker found out he had prostate cancer, his urologist detailed his options: The 84-year-old was too old for surgery, but he could pick from two forms of radiation or simply wait to see if he really needed treatment.

Health insurers offer patients the option of paying extra for higher-priced care
When consumers and employers pick health plans, some increasingly are being offered a trade-off these days: They can get a hefty break on their premiums if they agree to pay more out-of-pocket when they use certain high-cost providers in their network or if they cut those providers out of their n...

Hospital, union brace for nurses' strike
Managers at Washington Hospital Center and the nurses union are bracing for a planned strike Friday at the region's largest hospital, with managers flying in replacement nurses from all across the country and nurses seeking support from city officials.

Republicans shift focus to Medicaid complaints
A day after President Obama said he would support amending the health-care law so states can opt out of key provisions sooner, Republicans sought to shift the rhetorical battle back to an issue that would be largely unaffected by the president's proposal: the impact of the law's Medicaid requirem...

Can't judge an exercise book by its cover
Crack open a copy of "The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises: Four Weeks to a Leaner, Stronger, More Muscular You!" and you'll find a compilation of 619 moves designed to work every muscle in your body. If you thought you'd see anything all that different inside "The Women's Health Big Book of Ex...

How men and women exercise differently
No one wants to think she's a cliche. But it's time for me to recognize that when it comes to my gym behavior, that's exactly what I am: a cardio-loving woman who has to be forced to hoist a dumbbell.

The Checklist: Fitness and nutrition advice for March
March is my pudgiest month. Winter has made it challenging to get to the gym or outside for regular runs. But now spring is nigh (it officially starts March 20!), and shorts-wearing weather can't be far behind. So now's the time to start getting in shape for the warm months ahead. I will if you w...

Many Americans have poor health literacy
An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn't understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor's office reflexively writes "no" to every question because he doesn't understand ...

D.C. Health Department issues measles alert
A woman infected with measles, a contagious and potentially dangerous disease, traveled through the District and Maryland after flying into Dulles International Airport, it was disclosed Monday.

Obama says he will support letting states opt out of health-care law earlier
President Obama told a group of governors Monday that he would support moving up the timetable in which states can opt out of the federal health care law, making a major concession to critics of the law.

Patients find plenty of health information on line, but not all of it is reliable
The Internet has no equal as an information storehouse. The trick is to know how to get right to a source of useful information and not waste time on Web sites that are biased, trying to sell you something or just plain wrong.

Medical Mysteries: A Teen's Swollen Ankle
Shortly after Thanksgiving 2009, 14-year-old old Abby Picard began complaining that her right ankle hurt. Her parents brushed it off, believing her discomfort was the result of her fondness for fashionable thin-soled sneakers and an extremely heavy backpack. "We thought nothing of it," recalled h...

Mobile dental clinic brings care to poor children in Prince George's County
At last, dentist Belinda Carver-Taylor was sitting in the new mobile dental clinic with a child before her. She had hoped for this day so long that now she could only shake her head.

Governors differ on extent of flexibility for Medicaid
Democratic and Republican governors, burdened by crushing budget pressures from Medicaid, said Sunday that federal officials should allow them more freedom to change eligibility rules and other aspects of the public health insurance program for the poor. But they displayed sharp ideological diffe...

The Checkup: More questions about cell phone safety
Are cell phones safe? That question has gotten a lot of attention, but so far, as my colleague pointed out on Monday, there has been no convincing evidence that those ubiquitous devices actually cause health problems. However, a new federal study may stir things up further, even though the bottom...

Obama administration asks states to cut costs without dropping Medicaid coverage
The Obama administration is deploying squadrons of in-house experts to help budget-strapped states figure out how to save money on Medicaid, the health program for the poor that has been a source of rising tensions between state capitals and Washington.

Whole grain and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
It's no secret that whole grains are good for us. They deliver way more nutrients per calorie than refined grains do, which just happens to fall in line with one of the major themes of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 (published by the U.S. Agriculture and Health and Human Services d...

Hospitals aim to reduce the number of patients readmitted after discharge
"Welcome back" are two words you'd really rather not hear at a hospital, especially if you've just been discharged. Yet one in five Medicare patients found themselves back in the hospital within 30 days of leaving it in 2003 and 2004, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medi...

I cannot tell a lie: Racing Presidents tryout isn't easy
I had to be Teddy. Nothing else would make sense. This is, after all, a fitness column, and any high school history student can tell you which U.S. president is most closely linked with "the life of strenuous endeavor," as Roosevelt liked to put it himself.

Flu season heats up
Don't let the warmer, brighter days fool you. Flu season is not over.

Fiber seems to be linked to a reduced risk of disease in people older than 50
THE QUESTION: Diets high in fiber have been shown to aid weight loss and help with digestive problems. Might fiber also offer other health benefits?

'Policy Review' essay covers PTSD; veteran benefits
How could a Veterans Administration rule making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to file disability claims be a bad thing? In a "Policy Review" essay called "PTSD's Diagnostic Trap," psychiatrist and Yale University School of Medicine lecturer Sally Satel argues that ful...

Bacteria's role in colon cancer, cystic fibrosis; burning paper to measure carbon
Here's a not-so-savory news flash: There are more bacterial cells living in our bodies than human cells. Researchers are learning how the balance of these bugs affects our health, but reaping the benefits of bacteria is not quite as simple as eating probiotic yogurt. That's the gist of "The Good,...

Google, Yahoo! BabelFish use math principles to translate documents online
Early one morning in 2007, Libby Casey was trying to do her laundry in a guesthouse in Reykjavik, Iceland. When she couldn't figure out how to use the washing machine, she opened up the instruction manual.

An insomniac learns to make the most of getting the least sleep
In the wee hours of the morning - or is it still night? - my eyes snap open and my mind races. What do I have to do today? What didn't I get done yesterday? Why did I get into that disagreement? Other nights, I am on a high wire, hovering between sleep and wakefulness and chewing over my next mov...

Can relaxation drinks put you to sleep?
Once, "relaxation beverages" consisted of alcohol, chamomile tea and warm milk. Now, the field includes a slew of new drinks promising a better night's sleep using such ingredients as melatonin, valerian root and - think turkey - tryptophan.

Women are more likely than men to give up sleep to care for children and others
Call it the real night shift - that noctural period when bleary-eyed adults leave warm beds to tend to the needs of sick kids, elderly parents, an ailing spouse or incontinent pet. So, who takes the night shift: Mom or Dad?

Free app adjusts color on monitors to prevent disruption of sleep cycle
I stare at screens almost every waking hour. Computer monitor. Laptop. TV. Tablet. Smartphone. So I've tested a few ways to ease the strain on my eyes - and, in the process, learned about something that might be helping me in non-waking hours, too. It's about the light that these screens emit. It...

Obama administration unlikely to block Arizona plan to cut 250,000 from Medicaid rolls
The administration will probably permit the plan despite a provision in the new health-care law barring states from tightening their eligibility standards for the program, federal officials said.

The sports bra: Your No. 1 supporter
Everyone has a pair of feet, but women have an additional pair of something to worry about while exercising. And they're every bit as tricky to fit, control and protect, which is why bras are beginning to rival shoes as the most technical of all sporting apparel.

Z drugs keep sleep-aid market awake
With almost a third of Americans reporting sleep problems, it's not surprising that sales of Ambien, Sonata and similar sleep aids are high: It's a $1.8 billion market.

Study of recalled medical devices faults lax FDA testing methods
A new analysis is raising questions about how good a job the Food and Drug Administration is doing at protecting Americans from faulty medical devices.

Meditation and mindfulness may give your brain a boost
They are the simplest instructions in the world: Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, clear your mind and try to focus on the present moment. Yet I am confident that anyone who has tried meditation will agree with me that what seems so basic and easy on paper is often incredibly challe...

Humor, music and spirituality may offer physical benefits
Humor, music and spirituality can boost your mood, but growing evidence suggests that they also offer physical benefits.

Group tries to simplify drug labels to help people get the proper doses
"Take two tablets by mouth twice daily." This printed instruction, common on prescription pill bottles, might seem straightforward. Yet in a study, nearly half of patients misunderstood what it or other common label instructions meant.

Book explains allergies, asthma; magazine rates teen TV shows for safe-sex info
POZ, the lifestyle magazine for people with HIV/AIDS, evaluated a variety of teen TV shows for how often characters practiced safe sex.New book discusses allergies and asthma in children.

Apps and gadgets to track your sleep
A bunch of gadgets and apps are now on the market to help high-tech insomniacs (or just the sleep-curious) track their z's. These aren't meant to help you fall asleep, though there are plenty of other apps intended to do that. We're talking here about gizmos that claim to record your movements al...

Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart
Quick Study: Too little or too much sleep may take a toll on the heart.

Tattooing outgrows its renegade image to thrive in the mainstream
It's 1945, and you want a tattoo. You drive to the part of town your mom warned you about, past scruffy bars and burlesque shows, and arrive at a tiny shop offering maybe 200 designs in three or four colors. An ex-sailor who just clocked out of his day job rinses off his tattoo machine. Five minu...

Insuring your health: Book argues against unnecessary medical intervention
In a new book, "Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health," Dartmouth researchers and physicians H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin argue that the medical establishment's embrace of early diagnosis and treatment as the key to keeping people healthy actually does ...

2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines
Consumer Reports Insights: 2010 was marked by a recall of eggs, drug warnings and progress on flu vaccines.

Enrollment in high-risk insurance pools lagging behind predictions
More Americans have been signing up for special health plans designed for people with medical problems that caused them to be spurned by the insurance industry, according to new government figures. But enrollment continues to lag significantly behind original predictions.

FlyScreen Lands On iPhone But Not As We Know It
FlyScreen , the lock screen replacement for Android and Symbian phones from Israeli startup Cellogic, has landed on the iPhone . But not as we know it.That's because Apple's iOS is locked down as it were (see what I did there) and doesn't allow third-party apps to take over the lock screen. This...

D.C.'s leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts to close Feb. 25
The leading provider of clean needles to drug addicts in the District to help stem the spread of AIDS plans to shut its doors by the end of the month, officials said Wednesday, in the city that has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the country.

Study: Surgery in womb helps babies with spina bifida
Performing surgery on babies with the most severe form of spina bifida when they are still in the womb doubles the chance that they will be able to walk, according to a federally funded study released Wednesday.

Breast-cancer study questions lymph node removal
Many women with early breast cancer do not appear to need removal of their lymph nodes, as is often recommended, according to a federally funded study released Tuesday.

Want to be one of the Nationals' racing presidents?
Applications are due Friday for those interested in becoming one of the Washington Nationals' racing presidents: Abe, George, Tom or Teddy, right. The mascots are starting their sixth year of entertaining home crowds with a race on the field during the fourth inning.

The February wellness checklist
February's long winter slog is brightened by Valentine's Day, a good reminder to take care of our hearts. Here are some ideas for being well during this shortest, and often snowiest, of months in Washington.


When injuries interrupt exercise: Readers weigh in
I got some great feedback on my Jan. 27 column about the sudden interruption to my running regimen, "Coping with an out-of-the-routine injury." Here are edited excerpts of what two readers had to say, followed by excerpts from an online Q&A nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott and I did with ...

'Why We Get Fat' by Gary Taubes; teen smoking prevention online
Once more, with feeling "Why We Get Fat" (Knopf, $24.95)

Health benefits of falling and staying in love
Love may make the world go 'round, but is it powerful enough to lower one's blood pressure, reduce depression and speed the healing of an injury? With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we set out to find the answer and discovered that science says yes.

Getting a tattoo is largely safe, though experts advise using a reputable shop
Dermatologists' organizations, tattoo artists and the Food and Drug Administration agree that tattooing is largely safe, but any time you stick a needle into skin there are risks. Consumers need to do their homework.

Military personnel take extreme measures to meet body-fat and weight rules
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Heather Sommerdyke spent $12,000 on two liposuction surgeries last spring. She was running eight to 10 miles, six days a week. She even switched to a starvation diet. It was all part of a last-ditch effort to trim her waistline to the 35.5-inch maximum for female airmen. She ...

Mediation can bring justice with no need for a trial
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing many of the same benefits to patients and th...

New dietary guidelines: Eat less, eat better and lose the salt
Americans need to make big changes in their eating habits to fight the obesity epidemic and a host of ailments caused by poor diets, including consuming less sugar, fat and salt and more fish, fruits and vegetables, the Obama administration recommended Monday.

Report on global cardiac risks: World gets fatter, but blood pressure goes down
The whole world is getting fatter, except perhaps for the women of Italy and Singapore. Globally, blood pressure is slowly coming down. Cholesterol is falling in rich countries and rising in developing ones.

State officials divided on meaning of judge's health-care ruling
A day after a federal judge struck down the government's plan to overhaul the health-care system, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued a stern statement: "This means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law is dead," and that his state "was relieved of any obligations or duti...

No chilling effect on donations at the Polar Bear Plunge
Much to the chagrin of the proudly purple people of Baltimore, the Ravens will not be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Super thin Super Bowl spread
Like other food-centered celebrations, Super Bowl gatherings can be both fun and fraught with apprehension for those concerned about their waistlines. Nobody wants to sit on the sidelines, skipping the traditional snacks. But who wants to deal with postgame regrets? You can work football-fan food...

Health information remains high on the list of popular uses for the Internet
Seeking health information is the third-most-prevalent activity among American Internet users, according to a report being issued Feb. 1 by the Pew Internet Project. The only things more universal were exchanging e-mail and using search engines. (Of course, if someone uses Google to look up "shin...

Liposuction can't salvage Navy career
KEY WEST, FLA. - Mick Kruger is not out of shape. The 38-year-old master-at-arms first class has never failed a physical readiness test. He routinely scores "excellent" on the mile-and-a-half run. He has run one marathon and finished three others on in-line skates. His performance evaluations du...

AnyBody: Parents are ignoring their children for their BlackBerry
Increasingly, it is adults' constant, obsessive use of these technologies that's coming under fire.

Judge strikes down entire new health-care law
A federal judge in Florida on Monday became the first to strike down the entire law to overhaul the nation's health-care system, potentially complicating implementation of the statute in the 26 states that brought the suit.

House Republicans sharpen attack on health-care reform in two Hill hearings
Republicans on Wednesday used their new majority in the House of Representatives to hold the first of what they promise will be a steady drumbeat of congressional hearings to denounce the new health-care law.

Nutritional information: Milk
Sales of whole milk in the United States made up about 70 percent of the market in the mid-1970s but have dropped dramatically since, while the sales of skim and 2 percent have risen. The most recent sales figures show:

Got milk? What kind?
After spending a day with her boyfriend's family recently, my daughter marveled, "They only drink whole milk!" That milk was delicious, she reported, even after the container had sat on the counter for a while.

U.S. recovers $4 billion from health-care fraud cases
The government recaptured a record $4 billion last year from pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other providers of care that defrauded federal health-care programs, the Obama administration reported Monday.

CNN.com - Entertainment

'Veronica Mars' 10 years old

Farrell says he's joining 'True Detective'
Colin Farrell has confirmed that he'll be joining "True Detective" for its second season.

Your guide to fall entertainment
For culture obsessives, fall is the best time of year.

Loyal 'Friends,' 20 years later
If it hasn't been your day -- or even your year -- you can still count on a select group of "Friends" to make you smile.

Pacino: 'Say hello to my little friends'
Al Pacino has a new movie, but as CNN's Karl Penhaul found out, his fans still yearn for his famous line from "Scarface."

'Big Bang': What we've heard about season 8
"The Big Bang Theory" is back in action with its season 8 premiere on CBS Monday.

Favorite Stern caller dies
Eric "The Actor" Lynch, who became a celebrity among celebrities by calling in to Howard Stern's radio show, died Saturday, his manager said.

'Veronica Mars' 10 years old

Colin Farrell says he's joining 'True Detective'
Colin Farrell has confirmed that he'll be joining "True Detective" for its second season.

'South Park' mocks NFL team
Comedy Central's "South Park" ran an ad mocking the Washington Redskins during FOX's NFL broadcast.

Pacino: 'Say hello to my little friends'
Al Pacino has a new movie, but as CNN's Karl Penhaul found out, his fans still yearn for his famous line from "Scarface."

Fey and Bateman's on-set laughs
Hilarious co-stars, Adam Driver's nice guy, and the scene that had to be cut from "This Is Where I Leave You"!

'The Good Wife,' 'Madam Secretary': How'd they do?
"The Good Wife's" season 6 premiere ratings weren't revelatory, but the episode sure was.

Emma Watson uses star power to help women
Actress Emma Watson not only stirred the Internet with her recent moving speech before the United Nations, but she also joined a cadre of celebrities who have used their star power to bring attention to gender issues.

Comic books invade TV
Maybe it's the cobwebs, the skulls and the creepy books, but somehow one gets the feeling that this is no ordinary library.

Your guide to fall entertainment
For culture obsessives, fall is the best time of year.

Loyal 'Friends,' 20 years later
If it hasn't been your day -- or even your year -- you can still count on a select group of "Friends" to make you smile.

'Lost' turns 10: Catching up with the cast
A devastating plane crash left 48 survivors stranded on a mysterious island when J.J. Abrams' "Lost" premiered on ABC on September 22, 2004.

Is there a Beyonce/Jay Z album in the works?
It seems there's no such thing as time off for Jay Z and Beyonce.

Kanye fires back over wheelchair incident
Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.

Cher dancers file lawsuit against singer
Three dancers fired from Cher's tour accuse the singer of covering up an alleged sexual assault by another dancer.

Sharon Osbourne goes off on U2
Note to the Grammys: You may not want to seat Sharon Osbourne anywhere near U2 at the next awards show.

Robin Thicke: 'I was high and drunk'
Summer 2013 was blurry for Robin Thicke, according to what the "Blurred Lines" singer told lawyers in April.

Rihanna slams CBS
After a dust-up last week, Rihanna says she doesn't want her performance of the song "Run This Town" to air on "Thursday Night Football" this week.

Funny or Die: Madden's hilarious bugs
The wait is over -- it's officially football season. For more go to funnyordie.com.

Beyonce and Jay-Z heading for divorce?
The rumors about Beyonce and Jay-Z are getting crazier every day. For more go to funnyordie.com.

'Mad Men' vixen takes on a modern office
"Mad Men" character Joan Holloway visits a more modern office. For more go to funnyordie.com.

Honey Boo Boo's parents breakup
Honey Boo Boo's parents are calling it quits.

Barbra Streisand returns to late night
Returning to late night after more than half a century earns you an entire evening for yourself.

'Cosby Show': Our 10 favorite moments
In honor of "The Cosby Show's" 30th anniversary, here are 10 of the series' best moments.

'7th Heaven' stars reunite
"7th Heaven" ended its run seven years ago, but the show's stars are still like family.

Fallon's epic battle with Shelton and Stefani
It's become a popular segment on his show, and Jimmy Fallon's latest lip-sync battle featured "The Voice" coaches Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton.

Darrell Hammond back on 'SNL'
Darrell Hammond will be the new Don Pardo. Comedian is rejoining "Saturday Night Live," this time as announcer.

Bill Murray drops in, busts a move
Bill Murray popped up at a birthday party over the weekend, getting down with the crowd to DJ Snake and Lil Jon's hit "Turn Down for What."

Review: 'This Is Where I Leave You'
This comedy about a death is a funeral for the audience.

McConaughey not in 'Magic Mike' sequel
Matthew McConaughey is out of 2015's "Magic Mike" sequel, according to the film's director.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have baby
So Eva Mendes was pregnant after all. The actress gave birth to baby girl on Friday -- and did it in the low-key way that she's handled the pregnancy.

'Mockingjay -- Part I' gets official trailer
On Monday, fans eager for more Katniss Everdeen got a sneak peek of the heroine in action in the first official trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I."

'Curly Sue' star's sobriety struggle
"Curly Sue" actress Alisan Porter has an admission to make: "Hi, I'm Ali, and I'm an alcoholic."

Actress Polly Bergen dies
Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said.

'Deadpool' movie set for 2016
Marvel's Deadpool will return to the big screen with his own movie in 2016.

'Fashion Police' to continue without Rivers
E!'s "Fashion Police" will remain in production without its ringleader Joan Rivers, who died earlier this month.

Bill Cosby: The man behind the legend
Bill Cosby shouldn't be defined by "The Cosby Show." Comedian has been pioneering cultural figure for decades.

Rivers' doctor denies procedure, selfie claims
The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month has been identified by clinic staffers as Dr. Gwen Korovin, a source close to the death investigation said.

Shonda Rhimes: Me, angry?
Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.

Wait ... you were on 'ER'?

Robert Redford, and more saving the planet
Celebs with issues: Saving the planet

'Gilmore Girls': Where are they now?
Netflix has proverbially kissed "Gilmore Girls" fans in aisle 3. By the ant spray. (That's a good aisle.)

Baby on the way for Liv Tyler?

TV's best historical dramas

New on Netflix and Amazon in September
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are adding titles to their streaming options in September.

Pork Medallions with Blackberries

Seeing Red

The Best Berry Recipes

Summertime Gladness

Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

10 Ways to Use Low-Fat or Fat-Free Yogurt

Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Celebrating Mom

Let's Salsa

Orecchiette with Ricotta, Spinach, and Fava Beans

CNN.com - Funny News

Gamers prove their metal as rock stars
Jess Hu is a child care provider from Brooklyn, New York, but for 20 hours a week, she's a rock star. That's how much she estimates she plays the video game "Rock Band."

Comedian is living in an Ikea store
Read full story for latest details.

Texas town hopes to become UFO landing spot

Governor's son sells 'Don't Drop the Soap'
Read full story for latest details.

Cops snag lotto ticket from accused drug dealer
Read full story for latest details.

Politician cuts the fat with photo fakery
Read full story for latest details.

Puppy vs. polar cub for cuteness title

Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Heres a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Your Top Plays for Today
Your Top Plays for Today: APs Sports Guide

Harrison set to rejoin Steelers
Washington (AFP) - The injury-hit Pittsburgh Steelers are apparently poised to bring former NFL defensive player of the year James Harrison out of his short retirement.

Bears hold off Jets to win again
East Rutherford (United States) (AFP) - Jay Cutler threw for two touchdowns and the injury-riddled Chicago Bears held off the New York Jets 27-19 on Monday to wrap up week three of the NFL season.

Bears strike early to hold off Jets
Sep 22 (Reuters) - The Chicago Bears struck early and never trailed as they rode two Martellus Bennett touchdowns to a 27-19 win over the New York Jets on Monday. The Jets trailed 14-0 early on and while the home side battled hard to come back, getting within five points in the fourth quarter, the Bears were able to hold them out. The Jets had marched into the red zone in the final minute and at fourth and five from the nine-yard-line, quarterback Geno Smith connected with Jeremy Kerley at the back of the end zone, but the wide receiver failed to keep his feet in bounds. ...

Jeter drives in three runs in Yankees win
New York (AFP) - New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is doing everything he can to extend his last Major League Baseball campaign.

Former NFL kicker reported missing night he died in crash: The Tennessean
(Reuters) - Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas was reported missing by his wife the night he died in a crash in Nashville because she found it unusual for him to leave without telling her, The Tennessean newspaper reported on Monday. The newspaper also posted on its website a recording of a call made to emergency dispatchers that had the voice of another driver who said Bironas, a former kicker with the Tennessee Titans, tried to run her and her husband off the road. ...

NBA to review policies in wake of NFL woes
New York (AFP) - NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league will review its policies on domestic violence, trying to head off the kind of crisis now facing the NFL.

Ryder Cup jousting gets underway
Gleneagles (United Kingdom) (AFP) - The guessing game gets going in earnest at the Ryder Cup on Tuesday as players set out in groups for their first practice rounds at Gleneagles.

Ravens owner apologizes for not demanding Ray Rice video
By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) - The owner of the National Football Leagues Baltimore Ravens apologized on Monday for not demanding the graphic video of former star running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry." Stephen Bisciotti offered the mea culpa at a news conference the team called to address an ESPN report that alleged the Ravens had advocated for lenient punishment for Rice and knew about the contents of the video early on. ...

Unlucky leap sees Lions lose Tulloch for season
Los Angeles (AFP) - Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch will miss the rest of the new NFL season after tearing a knee ligament in a sack celebration gone awry, the team said Monday.

Football chant, Fowler's haircut inspire US team
Gleneagles (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Rickie Fowler has shaved a "USA" into the side of his head and American captain Tom Watson has already selected a motivational chant for a Ryder Cup that doesnt even start until Friday.

Ravens deny cover-up bid in Rice case
Washington (AFP) - Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen Bisciotti on Monday denied orchestrating a cover-up over the Ray Rice domestic violence case but apologized for the franchises inadequate response to the scandal.

Ravens owner says demanding Rice video 'never crossed my mind'
By Eric Kelsey (Reuters) - The owner of the National Football Leagues Baltimore Ravens on Monday apologized for not demanding the graphic video of former star running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance, saying it "never crossed my mind" and he was "deeply sorry." Stephen Bisciotti offered the mea culpa at a news conference the team had called in response to address an ESPN investigative story that alleged the team had advocated for lenient punishment for Rice and knew about the contents of the video early on. ...

Ryder Cup players must leave egos behind : Rotella
By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - The 24 players in this weeks Ryder Cup must leave their egos at the front gate and focus on the needs of their respective teams, according to one of golfs top psychologists Dr Bob Rotella. The 65-year-old American, who boasts world number one and European team leader Rory McIlroy as a client, believes the stigma attached to being part of a losing team is hard to bear. "The players are competing for something bigger than themselves this week," Rotella told Reuters in a telephone interview from his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. ...

Commissioner Selig moves to hurry up pace of play
(Reuters) - Efforts to speed up the pace of play in Major League Baseball have intensified as commissioner Bud Selig has challenged a new committee to find ways to shorten the average time of a game. Three seasons ago seven MLB teams averaged over three hours a game, while now all but one of the 30 teams do, according to CBSSports.com. "The goals of the committee will focus on decreasing time of game and improving the overall pace of play in the 2015 regular season and beyond," MLB said in a statement on Monday. ...

McIlroy, Poulter top US targets at Ryder Cup
Gleneagles (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Top-ranked Rory McIlroy was a focus for both Ryder Cup captains upon arrival Monday at Gleneagles, Americans trying to defeat him and Europeans making sure he wakes up on time.

Is the depth of PGA Tour talent stronger than ever?
By Andrew Both CARY North Carolina (Reuters) - It is often said that the depth of talent on the PGA Tour has become stronger than ever, but does this apparently widespread belief stand up to statistical analysis? There are several ways to 'measure' depth but, at first glance, it might help to get the opinion of professional golfers who have been playing the tour since the 1990s. Australian Stuart Appleby and American David Toms, two veterans who have competed on the U.S. ...

Golf-Is the depth of PGA Tour talent stronger than ever?
By Andrew Both CARY, North Carolina, Sept 22 (Reuters) - It is often said that the depth of talent on the PGA Tour has become stronger than ever, but does this apparently widespread belief stand up to statistical analysis? There are several ways to 'measure' depth but, at first glance, it might help to get the opinion of professional golfers who have been playing the tour since the 1990s. Australian Stuart Appleby and American David Toms, two veterans who have competed on the U.S. ...

Fowler cuts a dash with 'USA' hairstyle
By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler has a new "USA" haircut and his Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson thinks its terrific. The 25-year-old Fowler, who is making his second appearance in the biennial team event this week, raised a few eyebrows when he showed off the letters USA shaved into the side of his head during practice on Monday. "I thought it was terrific," Watson told a news conference. "It brings a light spirit to the team. ...

Golf-Fowler cuts a dash with "USA" hairstyle
By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler has a new "USA" haircut and his Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson thinks it's terrific. The 25-year-old Fowler, who is making his second appearance in the biennial team event this week, raised a few eyebrows when he showed off the letters 'USA' shaved into the side of his head during practice on Monday. "I thought it was terrific," Watson told a news conference. "It brings a light spirit to the team. ...

Beware glint in Watson's eye, McGinley warns Europe
By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Paul McGinley rates his Ryder Cup team as one of the strongest assembled by Europe but he will be mindful this week of the special influence rival captain Tom Watson can exert on his United States side. Holders Europe are considered the favorites to win the 40th edition of the biennial team event especially as they boast four of the top six players in the world rankings and have won seven of the last nine Ryder Cups. McGinley, however, sounded a cautionary note to his 12 players. "We are confident. ...

All the Americans will be gunning for McIlroy, says Monty
GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy will have a metaphorical target on his back at this weeks Ryder Cup in the same way Tiger Woods did in his heyday, according to Europes triumphant 2010 captain Colin Montgomerie. Montgomerie believes all 12 members of the United States team will relish the chance of claiming McIlroys scalp if they are drawn against the British Open and U.S. PGA champion in the foursomes, fourballs or singles matches. ...

Golf-World Rankings
Sept 22 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.75 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 9.14 3. (3) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 7.86 4. (5) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 7.68 5. (4) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.58 6. (6) Justin Rose (Britain) 7.34 7. (7) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.16 8. (8) Jason Day (Australia) 6.77 9. (9) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 6.50 10. (10) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 5.88 11. (11) Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 5.80 12. (12) Martin Kaymer (Germany) 5.22 13. (13) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 5.13 14. (14) Billy Horschel (U.S.) 5.08 15. (15) Tiger Woods (U.S.) 4.85 16. (16) Zach Johnson (U.S.) 4.80 17. ...

Steelers dominate Carolina to record big win
(Reuters) - Pittsburghs defense sucked the life out of previously unbeaten Carolina while Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns to help the Steelers record a 37-19 victory on Sunday. The Steelers defense forced their first two turnovers of the season while the offense gained 454 yards on the back of Roethlisbergers passes to Antonio Brown and running back LeVeon Bells 147 rushing yards. LeGarrette Blount also ran for 118 yards for Pittsburgh as they established their ground game. ...

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday, Sept 22
Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday: - - - - NFL Seahawks down Broncos in Super Bowl rematch The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFL title game. (NFL/, moved, by Mark Lamport-Stokes, 400 words). - - Pittsburgh show steel in defense to beat Carolina Pittsburgh's defense sucked the life out of previously unbeaten Carolina, while Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns to help the Steelers record a 37-19 victory on Sunday. ...

Seattle Seahawks hold off Broncos as focus returns to field
Seattle (AFP) - The Seattle Seahawks edged the Denver Broncos 26-20 in overtime in a rare Super Bowl re-match as onfield action regained center stage in the NFL.

Seahawks win again as Lions and Giants pull surprises
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks needed overtime this time, but the Super Bowl champions defeated the Denver Broncos again on Sunday in a rematch of last seasons NFL title game. Running back Marshawn Lynch bulldozed his way into the end zone from six yards out to give the Seahawks a 26-20 victory after the Broncos had rallied from a 17-5 deficit in the fourth quarter. ...

Seahawks' Shead pops question to girlfriend
Seattle (AFP) - Amid the furor over the NFLs handling of recent domestic abuse incidents, there was a heart-warming moment in Seattle Sunday as Seahawk DeShawn Shead proposed to his girlfriend.

Seahawks edge Broncos in OT in Super Bowl rematch
(Reuters) - Russell Wilson and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks survived an inspired fightback by the Denver Broncos to claim a thrilling 26-20 overtime win on Sunday in a heavyweight rematch of last seasons title game. A week after suffering a surprise loss to the Chargers in the searing heat of San Diego, the Seahawks regained some of their championship swagger with a confident display on home turf for the first three quarters at CenturyLink Field. ...

Hur holds on to claim LPGA Yokohama Classic title
Prattville (United States) (AFP) - Hur Mi-Jung fired a six-under par 66 to win the LPGA Yokohama Tire Classic, holding off a final-round charge from world number one Stacy Lewis.

NFL 49ers' Colin Kaepernick used racial slur, report says
(Reuters) - An $11,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct levied against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick resulted from his use of a racial slur during a game last week, Fox Sports reported on Sunday. Fox Sports Jay Glazer, citing an unidentified National Football League referee, said Kaepernick slung the "N-word" at Chicago Bears defender Lamarr Houston as the two exchanged insults after a play in the Sept. 14 game. Houston is black and Kaepernick is biracial. Kaepernick has denied using inappropriate language and said he would appeal the fine. ...

Lions upset Packers, Giants secure first win
(Reuters) - The Detroit Lions defense overwhelmed the Green Bay Packers and Eli Manning engineered the first win of the season for the New York Giants in a Sunday of NFL surprises. Defensive back Don Carey scored on a 40-yard fumble return in the first quarter and running back Reggie Bush had a 26-yard scoring run in the fourth as the Lions upended the Packers 19-7, holding Green Bay to 223 yards total offense at Ford Field. Manning threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns as the Giants beat Houston 30-17, handing the Texans their first loss of the season. ...

Tanaka triumphs in return to Yankee mound
Masahiro Tanaka, making his first start since early July, pitched five plus solid innings as the New York Yankees cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Tanaka passes test with win in return from injury
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees and Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka both breathed sighs of relief on Sunday as the right-hander came back from a two-month layoff for an elbow injury to win at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka, making his first appearance since complaining of elbow pain on July 8, threw all his pitches without discomfort, going five and one-third innings and allowing one run in a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays as he improved to 13-4. “It’s been a while," the 25-year-old Tanaka said through an interpreter. "Overall I’m pretty satisfied with how I pitched today. ...

Ryder Cup win 'icing on cake' for McIlroy
Edinburgh (AFP) - Europes star-man Rory McIlroy said Sunday that winning next weeks Ryder Cup would be "the icing on the cake" of a brilliant year.

Ex-Tennesse Titan Bironas, 36, killed in car smash
Nashville (AFP) - Rob Bironas, who played nine seasons with the Tennessee Titans, was killed in a single-vehicle accident near his home, the NFL team announced Sunday. He was 36.

U.S. senator says no place for violence in NFL
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women of the U.S. Senate have taken notice and will speak up about how the National Football League has handled domestic abuse cases involving its players, a leading lawmaker said on Sunday. Several recent cases involving NFL players harming their partners or children have embarrassed the league, prompting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to apologize on Friday and promise reforms. That has not silenced the criticism. ...

Relieved Luiten hangs on to win Wales Open
Newport (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Wales Open by one shot on Sunday, as he overcame a dreadful start and a nervous finish, to edge Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and Irelands Shane Lowry at Celtic Manor.