October 26, 2013 |
In cookbooks, health food stores and alternative health clinics, the word is getting out: Acid is the latest dietary villain. It's not necessarily the acid in foods like tomatoes and lemons that supposedly cause the trouble. Instead, a growing number of people claim that meats, wheat, soda, coffee, alcohol and processed foods of all sorts produce acid in the body after they've been digested. The acid, in turn, is said to fuel health problems including arthritis, obesity and cancer.
October 25, 2013 |
After two high-profile incidents of young African Americans being questioned after shopping at Barneys, Jay Z's forthcoming collection for the luxury retailer arrives at an awkward time . Hov's new high-end fashion line for the department store, which debuts Nov. 20, includes a $70 T-shirt and a nearly $34,000 watch. But if several recent high-profile incidents are a sign, the young, hip-hop savvy shopper the line is geared toward might find that purchasing the items could be very unpleasant.
October 21, 2013 |
The NFL hasn't lost a star or two, it has lost a constellation. A slew of injuries Sunday either ended the seasons or severely hampered a host of prominent players, among them St. Louis quarterback Sam Bradford, Houston linebacker Brian Cushing and Indianapolis receiver Reggie Wayne, all of whom will sit out the rest of the season because of knee injuries. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least a month because of a torn groin muscle. Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley remained in the hospital Monday because of a neck injury, and his football future is uncertain.
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October 21, 2013 |
After twin setbacks in their bid to take control of a local union, dissident building engineers pledged to keep pressing their case -- asking for reconsideration of a judge's ruling and appealing for a re-do of a union election that they lost in August. Members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501 contend that they lost the election because some workers were intimidated and hundreds of others did not receive ballots. They said they have brought those concerns to the attention of the U.S. Department of Labor, but have been told that the agency would not follow up. Ed Oquendo, a Department of Labor official in Los Angeles, referred questions to a press officer, who said she did not have enough information to comment.
October 19, 2013 |
Scott Dixon won his third IndyCar championship Saturday night in a race that came down to mere survival. As Team Penske's Will Power won the race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Dixon finished fifth to win the title by 27 points over Power teammate Helio Castroneves. Dixon needed to only finish fifth or better in the MAVTV 500 to clinch the Izod IndyCar series championship. Castroneves finished sixth, one lap down to the leaders. But at least those two drivers saw the checkered flag.
October 18, 2013 |
If one ever needed proof that we live in a warrior culture, look no further than those who have falsely claimed military experience, from two-bit conmen to politicians and corporate leaders adding undeserved gravitas to their resumes. It is an attempt to steal glory, a recognition that much of the American public holds a special regard for those who have served. As Richard A. Serrano explores in his short, entertaining "Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery that Outlived the Civil War," this kind of military fraud is nothing new. In the economic dark days of the Great Depression, "veterans" discovered that a few well-placed lies about serving in the Civil War, backed by a supporting letter from a bamboozled politician, could land a veteran's pension from the government.
October 16, 2013 |
Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record Wednesday at Port Royal with a seven-under-par 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots over U.S. Open champion Justin Rose at Southampton, Bermuda. Trailing by four shots with 10 holes to play, Scott pulled ahead of his good friend for the first time with a six-iron that settled inches from the cup on the par-five 17th for a tap-in eagle. Rose pulled his approach and had to settle for par. Rose, who opened with a 67, had a 69 in the 36-hole exhibition for the four major champions of the year.
October 14, 2013 |
CAIRO -- A senior figure in the Muslim Brotherhood's political party was arrested Monday on the eve of a major Muslim holiday, while the family of the organization's jailed leader issued a defiant statement saying he wouldn't renounce his claim to Egypt's presidency. As Egyptians prepared to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice, which begins Tuesday, neither the Brotherhood nor the military-backed interim government showed any sign of moving toward a political compromise.
October 13, 2013 |
The federal government shutdown has lasted nearly two weeks, but the Washington blame game is still open for business. Hundreds of demonstrators pushed past barricades at the sealed-off World War II Memorial Sunday as part of a " Million Vet March " to protest the closing of war memorials, a demonstration that extended to the White House. In a shutdown that has touched hundreds of thousands of federal workers, working parents, young students and home buyers, the closing of national monuments has proved to be a particular point of grievance for conservatives in the battle to leverage political blame for the impasse.