Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy...
Stephen Curry eager to erase Game 2 nightmare
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For all the problems he had facing the Clippers' smothering trap defense in Game 2 of their playoff series, Warriors guard Stephen Curry hopes to see more of it.
So, too, do the rest of his Golden State teammates.
Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline — possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists...
Police: Man 'armed' with potato in robbery attempt
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.
WPRI-TV reports that the man entered a convenience store Monday with a potato and shouted: "Give me the money." A po...
Reward offered in mutilation of pelican
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.
The International Bird Rescue says authorities have offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to...
Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was the...
TreePeople urges saving raindrops by the barrel
BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - The founder of the long-standing nonprofit environmental group TreePeople urged Angelenos this Earth Day to save rainwater for trees and plants around their homes.
"On this Earth Day it's more important than ever that people...
IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
LA Commission calls for Office of Child Protection
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A commission evaluating Los Angeles County's child welfare system concluded today that it is "in crisis" and asked for a major overhaul, including the creation of an Office of Child Protection.
Commission members said the...
Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the 16 lives lost in Everest's deadliest...
Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London and now ... Tampa?
Starting Wednesday, hundreds of Indian film stars and thousands of Bollywood fans are expected to flood this city for the...
Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the world.
The new song,...