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Obese kids as young as 8 show signs of heart disease

Some obese children as young as eight show significant signs of heart disease, according to research presented Tuesday at a major US cardiology conference. Researchers compared 20 obese children &…


Pope denounces 'cancer' of exploitation in Italian city

PRATO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "cancer" of abusive labor practices during a visit Tuesday to the Italian industrial city of Prato, where a 2013 garment factory fire…


Obama, Netanyahu set military deal worth more than $30 billion

President Barack Obama & Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed close US-Israeli ties Monday, during a tightly choreographed White House appearance designed to quiet disputes over Iran & Middle East peace….


Russia faces ban from athletics for widespread doping offences

By Brian Homewood GENEVA (Reuters) – Russia could be banned from international athletics, including the 2016 Olympic Games, after an anti-doping commission report on Monday alleged widespread corruption & collusion…


The Science of Vitamin C: Can Taking It Prevent a Cold?

Ah, autumn: Time for leaf-peeping, pumpkin spice lattes, turtlenecks … & the sniffles. Fall & winter are peak seasons for colds. And almost everybody from Aunt Gladys to the cashier…


Alice Ripley joins Broadway cast of 'American Psycho' show

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley will be helping out a complete psycho onstage this spring. Ripley, along with her former "Next to Normal" co-star Jennifer Damiano, will…


Irving Azoff to be honored at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainment industry powerhouse Irving Azoff will be honored at Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala next year. The Recording Academy announced Monday that Azoff will receive the President's…

State media: 2 Americans killed in Jordan police shooting

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's government-owned Al-Rai newspaper says a Jordanian policeman opened fire on American contractors at a police training center, killing two & injuring three. The daily, quoting…


Nestle's Maggi noodles return to India after 'crisis'

Nestle's hugely popular Maggi noodles returned Monday to shelves in India five months after the government banned them over lead levels, in one of the biggest crises to hit the…


Fears for UK's 'science superpower' status as calls made for R&D investment

Britain is falling behind its international competitors in investing in scientific research & development (R&D), threatening jobs & productivity, MPs have warned. The Commons Science & Technology Committee said the…