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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’
As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.
The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.

19 people rescued from Kentucky cave

G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.
By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman "heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria" because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for "nightmare" bugs. In Japan, British Prime Minister David Cameron said leading countries needed to tackle resistance by reducing the use of antibiotics and rewarding drug companies for developing new medicines.

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics
LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

19th-century shipwreck unearthed in Boston

Can affirmative consent apps combat campus sexual assault?
The creators of YES to SEX, a smartphone app that promises to help “all gender partners get and give a safe sexual consent in as little as 25 seconds,” have released a new platform that allows colleges and universities to customize the application to meet the specific needs of their campuses. YES to SEX founder Wendy Mandell-Geller told Yahoo News that after launching the original version of the app in April, she soon realized its potential to make an impact on university and college campuses. In addition to providing users with an up-to-date guide to giving and receiving sexual consent under Title IX, the app’s new college format can be customized to reflect each school’s policies — as well as its color scheme.

Vincent Foster’s sister: Trump’s comments are ‘beyond contempt’
Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster, took to the Washington Post opinion page Thursday to admonish Donald Trump for his recent comments about her brother’s death. Earlier this week, the same paper published an interview with Trump in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was quoted drudging up a decades-old conspiracy theory about Foster’s 1993 suicide.

Video shows before police kill unarmed man

No new signal from EgyptAir jet since day of crash as search intensifies
CAIRO/PARIS (Reuters) - No new radio signal has been received from an EgyptAir jet since the day it crashed in the Mediterranean last week, sources close to the investigation said on Friday. A radio signal picked up on the day of the crash from the planes emergency locator transmitter (ELT) allowed officials to determine a broadly defined search zone, but nothing new has since been detected, the sources told Reuters. "There has been nothing since day one," a source familiar with the investigation said.

Trump doubles down on Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ attack after Native American woman calls him ‘offensive’
You tell me,” Trump asked. The woman replied that she was offended, and Trump quickly repeated the phrase. “Oh, oh really — oh, I’m sorry about that,“ Trump said before turning to a reporter who had asked about Warren, immediately using the term again.

Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate
The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.

Paul Ryan ally doubts speaker will ever fully endorse Trump
He has been called an “intellectual prodigy” and is one of the most influential thinkers and writers in conservative Republican politics. Yuval Levin, founding editor of National Affairs magazine, is also an informal adviser to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the most prominent Republican national leader to decline — at least so far — to endorse presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Levin also worked as a White House policy adviser to former President George W. Bush and has since been part of a movement within Republican politics to move the party toward a solutions-oriented disposition, in contrast to many in the party whose main goal has been to block the agenda of President Obama and the Democrats.

What Obama should do on torture
Like a lot of two-term presidents nearing the last bend in the road, Barack Obama seems guided by equal parts conviction and whimsy these days, without much regard for political consequence. The president has expounded publicly on race and political civility, shaken hands with a Cuban Castro, commuted a slew of sentences for drug offenders, plunged the federal government into the debate over transgender Americans in restrooms. Obama clearly isn’t going to declassify the full text of the Senate’s mammoth, landmark report on torture, and maybe that’s the right call — I don’t know.

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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

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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.

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Mark Salling facing child pornography charges
Actor Mark Salling, best known as Noah Puckerman on "Glee," has been indicted on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography, authorities say.

Taylor Swift in 90 seconds
Taylor Swift went from country ingenue to one of the most powerful pop stars in the music business. Here's how.

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu programming
June is feeling hot, hot, hot with all the streaming options.Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.

Johnny Depp's daughter defends him
Johnny Depp's daughter is defending him on social media.

Amber Heard granted restraining order against Johnny Depp
A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive.

'Nashville' has alternative ending
Fingers are still crossed that the now-canceled TV series "Nashville" will find a new home, but regardless, producers are looking out for the viewers.

'Homeland' actor reveals Quinn's fate
At the end of season 5 it appeared that Rupert Friend's character Quinn was a goner on "Homeland."Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America

Jamie Lynn Spears shares story in TLC special
Jamie Lynn Spears is ready to set the record straight.

'Alice Through the Looking Glass' review
"Poor, poor little Alice!" the critic G.K. Chesterton lamented of Lewis Carroll's most famous character.

Khloe Kardashian files for divorce again
It seems the Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom reconciliation is off.

Rapper suspected of shooting at T.I. concert
Rapper Troy Ave has been arrested after a deadly music hall shooting in New York on Wednesday night -- not long after he performed on stage, the New York Police Department said. Rapper T.I. had been scheduled to appear later in the show.Sponsored: Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you.

Belly and The Weeknd cancel over Trump
Viewers of Wednesday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" saw presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but not scheduled musical guests The Weeknd and rapper Belly.

Rebel Wilson is not getting naked
Actress Rebel Wilson is hardly as shy as she once was, but don't look for her to be doing any nude scenes any time soon.

'Nashville' series finale gives us hope
"Nashville" please don't be playing with our emotions.

'Saved by the Bell' star Dustin Diamond charged
Actor Dustin Diamond, best known for playing the role of Screech on the 1990s high school comedy "Saved by the Bell," has been arrested in Ozaukee, Wisconsin on a probation hold, according to the Ozaukee County Jail.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America

Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp
Actress Amber Heard has filed for divorce from actor Johnny Depp, according to documents obtained by CNN.

Pink Floyd lands Royal Mail stamp collection
Making it onto a national stamp can be a big deal, but given that members of Pink Floyd could in their day stake a claim to anti-establishment credentials, the latest Royal Mail special stamp collection might cause some bemusement.

Super Bowl coming to Atlanta? Get Outkast!!
Almost as soon as it was announced that the Super Bowl would be coming to Atlanta in 2019, folks have been clamoring for an Outkast halftime show.

Fans split after 'The Real' releases Tamar Braxton
Things have gotten really real on "The Real."Sponsored: Drivers Feel Stupid For Not Knowing This New Rule Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.

Jay Z responds to Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'
Ever since Beyoncé dropped her visual album "Lemonade" in April, fans have been awaiting Jay Z's side of the story.

The Bill Cosby trial: How we got here
Much has been said and written about the sex scandal that has torpedoed Bill Cosby's legacy -- so much so that it can be difficult to recall how he reached the point of facing trial on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.

'The Voice' crowns its season 10 winner
History was made Tuesday night on "The Voice."

The winner of 'Dancing with the Stars' is...
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Golf-World Rankings
May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 13.40 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.60 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 9.66 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.77 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.42 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.10 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.85 8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.61 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.55 10. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.91 11. (11) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.19 12. (13) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.07 13. (12) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 5.00 14. (14) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.76 15. (15) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.60 16. ...

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May 30 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 2040 2. (2) Adam Scott (Australia) 1861 3. (7) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1683 4. (4) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1352 5. (3) Russell Knox (Britain) 1350 6. (8) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1252 7. (5) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 1223 8. (9) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1216 9. (6) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1198 10. (11) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1157 11. (10) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 1151 12. (12) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1081 13. (13) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 1069 14. (17) Jason Dufner (U.S.) 1034 15. (14) Smylie Kaufman (U.S.) 1019 16. ...

Golf: Mediate wins first Champions Tour major
(Reuters) - Rocco Mediate holed out from a greenside bunker at the par-three 17th for birdie to close out a wire-to-wire victory at the Senior PGA Championship in Michigan on Sunday. The 53-year-old, who claimed his first Champions Tour major, posted a five-under-par 66 in the final round for a 19-under tournament record total of 265, beating Sam Snead’s score of 268 set in 1972. Mediate finished three shots in front of two-time defending champion Colin Montgomerie (67) and was the first wire-to-wire winner at the event since Jack Nicklaus in 1991.

Jutanugarn claims third successive LPGA win
(Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn became the first in LPGA Tour history to claim her first three victories in successive tournaments, cruising to a five-shot win at the inaugural Volvik Championship in Michigan on Sunday. Canadian Brooke Henderson (68) and American Jessica Korda (72) finished equal third at nine-under. Ariya, 20, is the first to win three in a row on the LPGA Tour since South Korean Park In-bee in 2013.

Wood eyes Ryder Cup, Olympic teams
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Golf-Jutanugarn claims third successive LPGA win
Ariya Jutanugarn became the first in LPGA Tour history to claim her first three victories in successive tournaments, cruising to a five-shot win at the inaugural Volvik Championship in Michigan on Sunday. Canadian Brooke Henderson (68) and American Jessica Korda (72) finished equal third at nine-under. Ariya, 20, is the first to win three in a row on the LPGA Tour since South Korean Park In-bee in 2013.

Spieth dispatches Masters nightmare with Colonial win
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth exhibited his short-game wizardry with six back-nine birdies to claim the Colonial tournament on Sunday for his eighth career PGA Tour victory before his 23rd birthday, an impressive run that is one better than Tiger Woods managed at that age. The emphatic win not only gave Spieth, who turns 23 on July 27, his first win in his home state after three second-place showings in Texas, but the performance came in his third start since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month. “To come back in only our third tournament and close it out is really, really special,” Spieth said.

Golf-Spieth dispatches Masters nightmare with Colonial win
* Has more wins than Woods at same age * Admits he got lucky at penultimate hole * Says victory important for career (Recasts with details, quotes) May 29 (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth exhibited his short-game wizardry with six back-nine birdies to claim the Colonial tournament on Sunday for his eighth career PGA Tour victory before his 23rd birthday, an impressive run that is one better than Tiger Woods managed at that age. The emphatic win not only gave Spieth, who turns 23 on July 27, his first win in his home state after three second-place showings in Texas, but the performance came in his third start since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month. "To come back in only our third tournament and close it out is really, really special," Spieth said.

Spieth birdies last three to win PGA title at Colonial
Shaking off a Masters meltdown as he prepares to defend his US Open crown, world number two Jordan Spieth birdied the last three holes Sunday to win the Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth led last months Masters with nine holes remaining and appeared set for a second consecutive wire-to-wire victory at Augusta National, only to collapse on the back nine and hand Englands Danny Willett the green jacket, literally doing so at the award ceremony with a grim facial expression. "I knew it was going to be tough to put the Masters behind me," Spieth said.

Golf-Race to Dubai rankings
May 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Race to Dubai rankings 1. (1) Danny Willett (Britain) 3093274 2. (2) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 1988305 3. (3) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 1547861 4. (4) Rafael Cabrera-Bello (Spain) 1478896 5. (13) Chris Wood (Britain) 1423370 6. (5) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 1045465 7. (6) Lee Westwood (Britain) 1012817 8. (7) Branden Grace (South Africa) 936353 9. (8) Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 787784 10. (69) Rikard Karlberg (Sweden) 738007 11. (9) Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 712172 12. (10) Soren Kjeldsen (Denmark) 672522 13. (11) Lee Soo-Min (South Korea) 671547 14. ...

Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational scores
May 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational at the par-70 course on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas -17 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 67 66 65 65 -14 Harris English (U.S.) 67 69 64 66 -13 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 66 67 66 68 Webb Simpson (U.S.) 65 67 67 68 -12 Kyle Reifers (U.S.) 66 67 67 68 -9 Martin Piller (U.S.) 66 66 68 71 Jason Dufner (U.S.) 66 69 66 70 Anirban Lahiri (India) 65 70 68 68 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 73 67 63 68 -8 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 64 69 70 69 Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 71 66 69 66 Chad Campbell (U.S.) 69 72 68 63 -7 Chris Stroud (U.S. ...

Spieth birdies final three holes to win Colonial
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth displayed a brilliant short game, even by his own exalted standards, to win the Colonial tournament by three strokes in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday. Spieth posted his eighth victory on the PGA Tour, and his first in his home state, in the process passing a Tiger Woods mark. Only Horton Smith (14) won more tour events by the age of 22 or younger.

Golf-Spieth birdies final three holes to win Colonial
Jordan Spieth displayed a brilliant short game, even by his own exalted standards, to win the Colonial tournament by three strokes in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday. Spieth posted his eighth victory on the PGA Tour, and his first in his home state, in the process passing a Tiger Woods mark. Only Horton Smith (14) won more tour events by the age of 22 or younger.

NBA Grizzlies name heat assistant Fizdale as new coach
David Fizdale, an assistant coach for the Miami Heat for the past eight seasons, was named on Sunday as the new coach of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies. It will be the first head coaching post for Fizdale, who replaces the fired Dave Joerger, now coach of the Sacramento Kings.

England's Wood edges to PGA Championship title
Englands Chris Wood revealed a text message from his former coach helped him to glory in the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday. The 28-year-old shot a final round 69 to give him a nine-under-par total of 279 and a one-shot win over Swedens Rikard Karlberg, who stormed through the pack with a 65. Masters champion Danny Willett was third after a 71 and two Frenchmen, Julien Quesne and Romain Wattel, joined South Africas Thomas Aiken in a tie for fourth.

Golf-Briton Wood pulls off special Wentworth victory
(Adds quotes, details) * Wood claims biggest win of his career * Hole-in-one helps Karlberg take second By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 29 (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Wood survived an attack of back-nine jitters to achieve the biggest victory of his career by winning the BMW PGA Championship by one stroke from Swede Rikard Karlberg on Sunday. Wood claimed the first prize of 833,330 euros ($926,079) on another warm summer's day at Wentworth after shooting a closing three-under-par 69 to finish on nine-under 279 at the European Tour's flagship event. The 28-year-old Englishman equalled compatriot Danny Willett's tournament record outward half of 29 set earlier in the week as he reeled off birdies at the first, fifth, seventh and ninth and an eagle three at the fourth.

Golf-Britain's Wood wins BMW PGA Championship
Britains Chris Wood achieved the biggest victory of his career when he won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth by one stroke on Sunday. Wood claimed the first prize of 833,330 euros ($926,079)after firing a closing three-under-par 69 to finish nine under on 279 at the European Tours flagship event. Swedens Rikard Karlberg compiled the best round of the day, a hole-in-one at the second helping him to a 65 for 280.

Golf-European Tour PGA Championship scores
May 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour PGA Championship at the par-72 course on Sunday in Wentworth -9 Chris Wood (Britain) 72 70 68 69 -8 Rikard Karlberg (Sweden) 69 74 72 65 -7 Danny Willett (Britain) 66 68 76 71 -6 Julien Quesne (France) 69 74 67 72 Romain Wattel (France) 69 73 70 70 Thomas Aiken (South Africa) 71 69 70 72 -5 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 67 68 75 73 Martin Kaymer (Germany) 70 70 70 73 Andrew Johnston (Britain) 76 69 71 67 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 72 70 66 75 Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay) 72 70 72 69 -4 Benjamin Hebert (France) 75 69 70 70 Pablo Larrazabal ...

All systems go on Euro-Asia alliance, says Pelley
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - The European Tour's planned alliance with its Asian equivalent is likely to be rubber-stamped in time for next season, chief executive Keith Pelley told Reuters on Sunday. Talks on the expected union appeared to be in trouble in December when Asian Tour chief executive Mike Kerr resigned for unspecified reasons following player concerns about limited opportunities on the combined circuit. Pelley, however, now says the two organizations are close to finalizing an agreement that will lead to more tournaments being held in Asia.

Golf-All systems go on Euro-Asia alliance, says Pelley
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 29 (Reuters) - The European Tour's planned alliance with its Asian equivalent is likely to be rubber-stamped in time for next season, chief executive Keith Pelley told Reuters on Sunday. Talks on the expected union appeared to be in trouble in December when Asian Tour chief executive Mike Kerr resigned for unspecified reasons following player concerns about limited opportunities on the combined circuit. Pelley, however, now says the two organisations are close to finalising an agreement that will lead to more tournaments being held in Asia.

Wentworth going back to original design, says tour chief
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - The bulldozers will arrive at Wentworth next month as organizers begin their bid to restore the BMW PGA Championship venue to its former glory, European Tour supremo Keith Pelley said on Sunday. The iconic layout on the outskirts of London was originally designed by Harry Colt in 1926 but has undergone a complete facelift from four-times major champion Ernie Els in the last decade. The changes have not met with unanimous approval and top players such as Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington chose to give the tours flagship event a miss this year for a variety of reasons.

Gazan women shoot for hope with wheelchair basketball
In front of a gym's empty bleachers, a group of veiled women in wheelchairs exchange passes, practicing to form a female Paralympic basketball team in the Gaza Strip. Wessal Abu Alyan, a 40-year-old mother of four, said playing helped her "feel free and strong". As the women practiced, they were given advice and encouragement from Jess Markt, an American who began playing wheelchair basketball after a spinal cord injury when he was 19.

Golf-Wentworth going back to original design, says tour chief
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 29 (Reuters) - The bulldozers will arrive at Wentworth next month as organisers begin their bid to restore the BMW PGA Championship venue to its former glory, European Tour supremo Keith Pelley said on Sunday. The iconic layout on the outskirts of London was originally designed by Harry Colt in 1926 but has undergone a complete facelift from four-times major champion Ernie Els in the last decade. The changes have not met with unanimous approval and top players such as Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Padraig Harrington chose to give the tour's flagship event a miss this year for a variety of reasons.

Curry keen to avoid another Game Seven letdown
(Reuters) - Stephen Curry will get the chance to make up for one of the few disappointments of his career on Monday when the Golden State Warriors take on Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals. Curry, who became the first unanimous winner of the NBAs Most Valuable Player award when he picked up the highest individual honor for a second straight season, lost his only previous appearance in a Game Seven in 2014. The Warriors were beaten 126-121 by the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of that years playoffs, with Curry scoring 33 points.

Thompson, Curry rally Warriors to force game 7 with Thunder
Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry saved the season for defending NBA champion Golden State, sparking a stunning fourth-quarter rally to beat host Oklahoma City 108-101 and avoid playoff elimination. Thompson scored a career playoff high 41 points, including an NBA one-game playoff record 11 3-pointers in 18 attempts, and NBA Most Valuable Player Curry added 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Warriors leveled the best-of-seven Western Conference final at three wins each. "Im so proud of everybody," Thompson said.

NBA-Thompson, Warriors shock Thunder, force Game 7
(The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson scored 41 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 108-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. Thompson hit 11 of 18 from 3-point range to set a new NBA playoff record. Steph Curry scored 29 to go along with 10 rebounds and nine assists.

Japan's Darvish triumphant in Rangers return
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish won in his first Major League Baseball start after almost 22 months, striking out seven batters in five innings in returning from elbow surgery. The 29-year-old Japanese right-hander threw 51 strikes among his 81 pitches against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing one run on three hits with one walk to earn the decision, departing with his team ahead 4-1 on the way to a 5-2 victory. Darvish underwent "Tommy John" right elbow tendon replacement and reconstruction surgery in March of last year.

Jutanugarn within sight of third straight LPGA victory
(Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn, eyeing a third straight LPGA Tour victory, rescued a sloppy round with a closing eagle to vault back in front after three rounds at the inaugural Volvik Championship in Michigan on Saturday. The 20-year-old Ariya will probably need to score well on Sunday to complete the hat-trick, with four players breathing down her neck. Ariya's bogey-free tournament ended with back-to-back bogeys at the third and fourth holes, and she dropped two more shots before steadying the ship with her first birdie of the day at the par-five 14th.

Spieth leads by one stroke after three rounds at Colonial
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth charged into the lead despite a stumble at the final hole of the third round at the Colonial tournament in Texas on Saturday. The world number two hit an errant tee shot in the left rough at the par-four 18th and made bogey for a five-under-par 65 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Spieth hopes to win for the eighth time on the PGA Tour, first time in his home state of Texas and first time since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month.

Golf-Spieth leads by one stroke after three rounds at Colonial
Jordan Spieth charged into the lead despite a stumble at the final hole of the third round at the Colonial tournament in Texas on Saturday. The world number two hit an errant tee shot in the left rough at the par-four 18th and made bogey for a five-under-par 65 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Spieth hopes to win for the eighth time on the PGA Tour, first time in his home state of Texas and first time since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month.

Closing eagle keeps Ariya ahead in LPGA treble bid
Thailands Ariya Jutanugarn eagled the 18th hole and clung to a one-stroke lead over Americans Jessica Korda and Christina Kim after Saturdays third round of the LPGA Volvik Championship. Ariya, trying to win her third consecutive event, struggled to a one-over-par 73 but her final shot lofted her to the lead at 10-under 206 at windy Ann Arbor, Michigan. "To me it was very hard today because (it was) very windy and the greens very, very firm," Ariya said.

NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting
(Reuters) - Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said. The noise woke up the resident in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones failed to respond when the man called out. When Dejean-Jones kicked the bedroom door, the man shot him with a handgun, the statement said.

Spieth grabs one-stroke US PGA lead at Colonial
World number two Jordan Spieth fired a five-under-par 65 to seize a one-stroke lead after Saturdays third round of the US PGA Dean and Deluca Invitational. Spieth, who defends his US Open title next month at Oakmont, found only four fairways but suffered his only bogey in 29 holes at the 18th to put the 22-year-old American on 12-under 198 entering the final round at Colonial. Ryan Palmer and Webb Simpson shared second on 199, Simpson after a bogey of his own at 18.

Pelicans rookie Dejean-Jones dies from gunshot wound
New Orleans Pelicans rookie guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died on Saturday from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police told the Dallas Morning News and Des Moines Register that the 23-year-old was killed early on Saturday after kicking open the door of a Dallas apartment and being shot by a man inside. Authorities said the man, who had been sleeping before the forced entry, fired from inside his bedroom after Dejean-Jones kicked the door to the room.