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  • Are America's fattest states starved for fine restaurants?

     
    If you’re dining at a restaurant in one of America’s fattest states, in lieu of “bon appetit,” you’re more likely to hear, “Do you want fries with that?” Trust for America’s Health, an independent nonprofit organization, and the Robert...
  • Gulf oil spill: BP pulls up boom as fishing areas reopen

     
    As large, visible oil slicks on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico disappear, BP is scaling back its clean-up, with fewer ships scouting for oil and fewer people scouring beaches for slicks. Crews are pulling up boom in areas......
  • 'Shark Week' is back on Discovery Channel beginning Sunday

     
    It's time once again for "Shark Week" on Discovery Channel, and this year's lineup looks to have some teeth. The series kicks off its 23rd season Sunday at 9 p.m. with "Ultimate Air Jaws" and a return to the coast......
  • Gulf oil spill: Wide swath of fisheries reopened in Louisiana

     
    Louisiana fisheries officials reopened wide swaths of state coastal waters to commercial fishing late Thursday, permitting fishermen to catch finfish and shrimp off most of the eastern and southwestern coasts. Commercial harvests of crabs and oysters...
  • Louisiana ticket wins Powerball jackpot

     
    A ticket bought in Louisiana won Saturday night's $85.7 million Powerball jackpot, so the top prize goes back to $20 million for Wednesday night. Did you notice that for the first time in quite a while the previous night's Megaball repeated as the...
  • Gulf oil spill: Louisiana fish and shrimp get thumbs-up

     
    Is Louisiana seafood safe to eat? U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Friday heartily endorsed the decision of Louisiana fisheries officials to reopen wide swaths of state coastal waters to commercial fishing and shrimping....
  • Gulf oil spill: Fishermen decry a lost season

     
    The reopening of a broad swath of Louisiana waters this week to fishing and shrimping won't salvage the livelihoods of many Gulf of Mexico fishermen this season after the devastating effects of the catastrophic BP oil spill. The lifting of......
  • July in animal news: Five questions with American Humane Assn. Vice President Debrah Schnackenberg

     
    We're asking experts in the animal-protection community to offer their insights on the latest animal news and fill us in on what their organizations are working on. Debrah Schnackenberg, vice president of the American Humane Assn.'s Animal Emergency...
  • July in animal news: Five questions with ASPCA Chief Operating Officer Dr. Steven Hansen

     
    We're asking experts in the animal-protection community to give us their takes on the latest news involving animals and fill us in on what their organizations are working on. Here, Dr. Steven Hansen, the American Society for the Prevention of......
  • Nic Cage bails on “Trespass,” just before filming to begin

     
    We've seen Nic Cage do some good films. And lots and lots of weaker ones. What caused him to bail out of Joel Schumacher's Louisiana thriller Trespass? Artistic differences? Tax problems in Louisiana? A sudden disliking of Schumacher, whose career hasn'...
  • Pamela Anderson helps canine victims of oil spill (and returns home with two new rescue dogs of her own)

     
    NEW ORLEANS — Most of the roughly 50 abandoned dogs parading under the oaks at New Orleans City Park on Monday were bound for a pet adoption program in Virginia, but two were headed for California with their new owner,......