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  • Villaraigosa leads rally opposing GOP-proposed cuts to social service and housing programs

     
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa led a rain-drenched downtown rally Wednesday opposing Republican-proposed federal budget cuts that he says would slash jobs, social services and other needs. Addressing several hundred activists, Villaraigosa blamed a “...
  • Take a trip down 'Memory Lane'

    Make-believe windows, 3-D sofas that jump out from the walls, textured lace and imaginative nostalgic posters transform one of the day rooms at the Riverside PACE facility on Mercury Boulevard in Hampton. A recent addition to the building that houses an...
  • Avoid the 'I'm in Love!' weight gain

    Avoid the 'I'm in Love!' weight gain
    When two people meet and fall in love, they often change their eating and exercise habits, and not always for the better. One study presented recently at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society found that young women who were dating gained an average...
  • Ricky Martin honored at Kylie Minogue-hosted gala

    Ricky Martin honored at Kylie Minogue-hosted gala
    Ricky Martin chose amfAR's New York City gala as one of his first public appearances since announcing he's gay back in March. Singer Kylie Minogue hosted the AIDS research organization's black tie/black leather event that celebrated men's fashion. The...
  • Chelsea Clinton marries Marc Mezvinsky in celeb-studded ceremony

    If a high-profile couple weds in a lavish private ceremony, but they don't want you to know a thing about it, are they still technically married? As a matter of fact, they are. Chelsea Clinton and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky managed to go through...
  • Florida legislators face tough choices in a budget-crunching year

    Florida's lawmakers will gather at the budget-battered capital this year to confront a financial mess – but even so, they vow not to raise taxes. Federal stimulus money runs out midway through the fiscal year, blowing a billion-dollar hole in the...
  • Matcha's green tea powder and chocolate: a bitter-sweet combo

    Matcha's green tea powder and chocolate: a bitter-sweet combo
    For chocolate, a matcha made in heaven. At a glance, the cross-cultural dessert pairing of chocolate and matcha, the prized Japanese green tea powder, may not seem the sort of combination to elicit uncontrollable cravings. Among the many terms used to...
  • Wesleyan Wins Praise For Its Handling Of Fatal Shooting And Its Aftermath

    Wesleyan Wins Praise For Its Handling Of Fatal Shooting And Its Aftermath
    Hundreds of Wesleyan students were converging on Foss Hill for Spring Fling last Wednesday when university officials learned that Johanna Justin-Jinich lay fatally wounded in an off-campus bookstore — and that the gunman was still at large....
  • 'Angels & Demons'

    There are a several moments of real pathos in Ron Howard's film of Dan Brown's "Angels & Demons", which is several more than he was able to conjure up in his film of Brown's "The Da Vinci Code." Howard has made a better, more entertaining thriller out...
  • Kidnapped San Bernardino boy found in Mexico

    Kidnapped San Bernardino boy found in Mexico
    Two weeks after being kidnapped from his San Bernardino home by armed intruders, 3-year-old Briant Rodriguez was found wandering the streets of Mexicali, Mexico, and returned safely to his mother Saturday. "It was a very beautiful thing," said San...
  • In Baltimore, expulsions are forever

    In Baltimore, expulsions are forever
    Everard Grant knows his 16-year-old stepson made a huge mistake when he lit a poster on fire at his Baltimore high school. But he doesn't think he deserves to be shut out of the city's public schools forever. The boy, Tyrone Jamison, is one of 34...