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Mormons Back Limited Gay Rights

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mormon Church leaders on Tuesday voiced support for some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in Utah and across the nation as long as the laws protect the freedom of religious people who in turn oppose such protections. Some people welcomed the announcement, while others said it did not go far enough. In a news conference that included three members of the governing Twelve Apostles and one female …

Where Did The Snow Go? Blizzard Was A Miss, Not A Bust

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday. Small last-minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches in New York, leading one forecaster to apologize, the National Weather Service boss …

Obama: U.S., India ‘Best’ Partners

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Delhi — President Obama laid out a sweeping vision for the future of U.S.-India relations here Tuesday, pushing India on human rights issues while asserting that the relationship between the two countries could become one of the “defining partnerships” of the 21st Century. Obama, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 1,500 …

Potential Colorado Theater Shooting Jurors Break Out Excuses

Monday, January 26, 2015

Centennial, Colo. — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater shooter …

Unmanned Aerial Drone Crashes at White House

Monday, January 26, 2015

Washington — A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed onto the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president’s security — and a growing threat from the …

Russia Defiant After Western Threats Over Ukraine

Monday, January 26, 2015

Moscow — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a “NATO foreign legion,” reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor’s rating agency downgraded …

Doctors Focus on ‘Vaccine-Hesitant’ to Fight Outbreaks

Monday, January 26, 2015

The child was behind on her vaccinations. Wendy Sue Swanson took note of this as she talked with the girl’s parents last week at a medical clinic in Mill Creek, Wash., outside Seattle. Swanson, like many pediatricians, sometimes …

College Savings Become Political

Monday, January 26, 2015

Washington — President Obama this week touted new ways to help students pay for college, but he also proposed stripping away a benefit: a significant tax advantage of college savings plans used by millions of American families. The benefit allows families to withdraw money tax-free from savings plans …

Yemen On Edge After Resignation

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen — Thousands of Yemenis rallied in support of rival political groups on Friday and separatist groups in the south pressed for secession following the government’s resignation in response to a siege by Shiite rebels. The decision Thursday by President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his cabinet …

Chewing Is Better Than Slurping

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chewing is so last year. The more modern way to get food into your body is, apparently, to slurp it through a straw, suck it out of a pouch or gulp it from a container. Just consider the invasion of fashionable juice bars and bottled, cold-pressed or blenderized …

Printing an Organ

Monday, January 26, 2015

Miami — Adaenelie Gonzalez had two open heart surgeries by the time she was 4. She was born with a heart condition that prevented blood from flowing properly into the heart from the lungs, and the surgeries yielded …

Daily Coffee Drinkers Cut Risk of Melanoma, Study Finds

Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily coffee consumption may provide protection against malignant melanoma — the worst form of skin cancer — researchers have found in a statistical study involving tens of thousands of java drinkers. Researchers concluded that people who drank the most coffee — about four cups daily of the caffeinated …

Plant-Based Diets Lead to Weight Loss

Monday, January 26, 2015

Evidence that vegetables — the more the merrier — are good for you is legion. And here’s more: Researchers who analyzed studies of people put on vegetarian or vegan diets found that they lost more than 7 pounds regardless of calorie counting or exercise plans. The study published …