News archive from 8 February 2012, page 1

Algerian Islamist warns against electoral fraud

ALGIERS, Algeria-Algeria will witness a "social explosion" if the May legislative election is marred by fraud, an Islamist leader warned Tuesday. The published comments from Abdelmadjid Menasra echoed those by other Islamist politicians in...

 

Senegal president leads rally through capital

DAKAR, Senegal-The aging president of Senegal tried to divert attention from growing street protests calling for his resignation and prove that he still had grassroots support by leading an impromptu rally through the capital late Tuesday. Reporters...

 

Regents to vote on their pick for new UA president

The Arizona Board of Regents could pick a new president for the University of Arizona as early as next week and today announced that Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart is their candidate for the job. She would be the university's first female...

 

Interview with "Stuff Orlando Magic Fans say" creator

Admit it. Orlando Magic fans say at least half of those phrases on the popular YouTube video "Stuff Orlando Magic Fans Say." Cameron "Scooter" Magruder struck a nerve within the Central Florida sports community when he put a voice...

 

CVS wants judge to stop DEA from banning sale of controlled substances at Sanford stores

CVS/pharmacy has asked a federal judge for a temporary restraining order that would prevent the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from banning two of its Sanford stores from selling controlled substances. Calling the CVS pharmacies on Orlando Drive...

 

Abortion, birth control grab political spotlight

DAYTON, Ohio-A political firestorm over abortion and birth control is spreading on multiple fronts. A high-ranking official resigned from the Komen breast-cancer charity Tuesday after its hard-fought peace agreement with Planned Parenthood. And...

 

Improving your job security

While the job market is slowly improving, many workers still worry about job security post-Great Recession. But Jack Griffin, author of “How to Say It: Be Indispensable at Work,” believes that people can not only survive but thrive even during...

 

US Rep. Sue Myrick won't seek re-election in NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick of Charlotte says she won't run again for re-election to North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. The Republican made the announcement Tuesday through social media and her campaign site with a brief video. She...

 

Telecommuting can mean happier workers

If you think you have a pretty sweet deal because you're allowed to work from home one or two days a week, consider the arrangement Barry Frangipane managed to make with his employer. He worked for 13 months telecommuting from Venice, Italy. And...

 
Hidden sources of BPA at the supermarket

Hidden sources of BPA at the supermarket

Q: I was alarmed to read that eating canned soup can raise body levels of BPA. If this is true for canned soups, wouldn't it follow that other canned foods would pose the same problem? A: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a component in clear hard plastics and the...

 

BPA found in food packaging

A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A across a range of foods, including some labeled "BPA-free." Children eating multiple servings of some of the tested food...

 
Antidepressants and pregnancy

Antidepressants and pregnancy

Upon learning they are pregnant, most women dutifully nix the alcohol, sushi and caffeine. But what about antidepressants? Get a weekly dose of health news. Sign up for The Health Report newsletter.

 
The Healthy Skeptic: Is caffeine an effective weight-loss aid?

The Healthy Skeptic: Is caffeine an effective weight-loss aid?

If losing weight was one of your New Year's resolutions, you might already be growing weary of counting calories and working out. Wouldn't it be great if you could slim down without so much effort? Anyone looking for a shortcut to weight loss might be...

 
Which thermometer is best?

Which thermometer is best?

Oh, to be born in 2012. Used to be a fever meant your already unhappy, uncomfortable infant was subjected to a rectal temperature check. Now pharmacy shelves are lined with gadgets that promise an accurate reading with the mere swipe of a wand. A new...

 
Lions' Ndamukong Suh fourth-most disliked athlete in America

Lions' Ndamukong Suh fourth-most disliked athlete in America

This can't be what his advertisers had in mind. According to Forbes magazine, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the fourth-most disliked athlete in America. Suh, who represents companies such as Chrysler and Subway, scored a 51%...

 

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