- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
The Southern, Friday - 07/31/2015 - 08:04 AM
An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim …
- Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
Portland Press Herald, Friday - 07/31/2015 - 06:12 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing was selected Friday to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic Committee. The voting numbers were not immediately released. The Chinese capital, which hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, came in to the vote as the strong favorite, despite its lack of natural snow and winter conditions. Beijing was seen by the IOC as a safe, reliable choice that also offered vast commercial opportunities in a new winter sports market of more than 300 million people in northern China. Almaty had hoped to bring the games to Central Asia for the first time, but was a lesser-known quantity and viewed as a riskier choice by IOC members.
- Dear Abby: Girlfriend learns she is not boyfriend's soul mate
The Southern, Friday - 07/31/2015 - 02:00 AM
Dear Abby: I have been close to my best friend for three years. A year ago we decided to date. We have a wonderful relationship on almost every level. The only issue I have is that he's reluct…
- Once a sideshow, now old, former preemies praise bold doctor
The Southern, Friday - 07/31/2015 - 01:41 AM
At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who p…
- Jennifer Beals criticized for leaving dog in car in Canada
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 07/30/2015 - 06:49 PM
Actress Jennifer Beals is defending herself as a loving and "discerning" dog owner after she was captured by a TV reporter briefly leaving her dog inside a vehicle on a warm day in Vancouver, British Columbia. A Global News reporter filmed the "Flashdance" star returning to her car on Wednesday, showing her large dog inside with the windows partially opened. When she returned to her car, a passer-by confronted her and the actress replied: "It's fine.
- Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot
The Southern, Thursday - 07/30/2015 - 04:16 PM
More U. S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight.
- The Clean Cut: 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy completes triathlon
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 07/30/2015 - 10:52 AM
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- Drug firm AstraZeneca reports slide in earnings
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 07/30/2015 - 04:08 AM
Anglo-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca says second-quarter net income fell 12 percent to $697 million as competition from generic drug companies reduced sales. …
- 3 U.Va. graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story
Chicago Tribune, Wednesday - 07/29/2015 - 10:47 PM
Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author Wednesday, court records show.
- Mondelez to cut Chicago jobs, send some work to Mexico
Chicago Tribune, Wednesday - 07/29/2015 - 04:47 PM
Mondelez International will lay off half of its 1,200 employees in its bakery on Chicago's Southwest Side after deciding to make a major investment in a Mexico plant rather than its long-standing facility here.
- Iowa State Fair won't let magician use doves in his act
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 07/29/2015 - 12:02 PM
Bird flu restrictions are forcing a young magician to come up with new wrinkles — or animals — in his act, because the Iowa State Fair says he can't use his pet doves. …
- Wine Finds: Beaujolais reds for summer drinking
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 07/29/2015 - 07:30 AM
For example, what about a wine made from the Spanish grape merseguera?
- Then & Now: Medicare and Medicaid turn 50
The Southern, Wednesday - 07/29/2015 - 03:16 AM
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Americans 65 and older were the age group least likely to have health insurance.