| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As spring approaches, trees and plants will start to bloom, officially kicking off the allergy season! If you have asthma or allergies, this time of year can be both welcomed and feared. Sure, the weather's nicer, but if you're sneezing all the time or...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 3:30 PM
A boy asked for a basketball game of one on one and Stanley Johnson accepted the challenge.
One dunk, two dunks, three dunks …
"That's not fair. Take it easy on me." the boy said. But Johnson wasn't going to let up.
After five dunks, the game...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Warning that truancy has reached a crisis level in California elementary schools, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and half a dozen lawmakers proposed a raft of bills Monday aimed at keeping kids in school.
Harris said 30% of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — Eager to attack more hazardous household products, state officials went public Thursday with a first list of consumer products that might need to be reformulated or pulled from retailers' shelves altogether.
As part of its unfolding...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption.
The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:59 PM
— With minor league spring training games underway, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold will begin making trips to the Twin Lakes Park complex for at-bats there.
"I haven't had very many at-bats the last two years, and the ones I did, I wasn't...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 11:41 AM
If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low – just 16%, according to researchers.
“Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
SACRAMENTO — The high-stakes battle over labeling foods with genetically engineered ingredients is back.
Less than two years after California voters narrowly turned down a labeling ballot measure, the state Senate is grappling with the issue....
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:37 PM
NEW YORK — Two years ago, Adreian Payne met the girl he considers his little sister.
She was a 6-year-old kid battling cancer, he was a sophomore forward on the nationally ranked Michigan State basketball team. His presence during a hospital...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Getting up at the crack of dawn to feed the cows seemed like hard work for Krysten Ritter, who was raised on a 100-acre cattle farm outside Shickshinny, Luzerne County.
A decade or so later, as she was shooting "Refuge" in the blue-collar neighborhoods...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Though going grain-free is a popular diet trend, grains--especially in their whole form--provide a significant portion of important nutrients in the diet.
You've likely noticed the proliferation of books, websites and specialty foods aimed at helping...