News archive from 18 October 2012

'Open channel' with Myanmar on human rights: US

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. says it is confident it has an "open channel" to raise human rights concerns with Myanmar after they held their first formal dialogue on the issue. The meeting that concluded Wednesday in the Myanmar capital,...

 

Baby Gabriel case: Jury deliberations begin in mother's trial

The 12-member jury in the trial of Baby Gabriel's mother was scheduled began deliberating her fate Wednesday nearly three years after her baby disappeared in San Antonio, Texas, without a trace. More coverage Elizabeth Johnson, 26, faces up to 27...

 
Pumpkin recipes: How to make bread, chili, muffins, pasta sauce

Pumpkin recipes: How to make bread, chili, muffins, pasta sauce

It's no secret that pumpkin is the ingredient du jour. You will find it everywhere. At popular coffee chains, pumpkin is in everything from lattes to muffins to breads. In the fall, grocery stores devote more shelf space to canned pumpkin -- and...

 
Timberwolves star Love out 6-8 weeks, broken hand

Timberwolves star Love out 6-8 weeks, broken hand

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves worked hard in the offseason to add talented veterans and make the roster deeper and better able to withstand injuries. Kevin Love's broken right hand is about to put that depth to a serious test. The two-time...

 
Recipe: Pumpkin Banana Bread

Recipe: Pumpkin Banana Bread

Makes: 1 loaf (12 slices) / Preparation time: 10 minutes Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes Floured baking spray 1 mashed ripe banana (about 3/4 cup) 1 cup pumpkin purée 1/4 cup canola oil 1 large egg 2 egg whites 2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup sugar 1...

 
Recipe: Pumpkin Shrimp Curry

Recipe: Pumpkin Shrimp Curry

Serves: 4 (generously) / Preparation time: 10 minutes Total time: 50 minutes This dish is has a good balance of curry and cayenne suitable for most tastes. If you like it spicier, add more cayenne. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sliced onion 1...

 
Beltran leaves with strained knee, is day to day

Beltran leaves with strained knee, is day to day

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran has left Game 3 of the NL championship series with a strained left knee. The All-Star right fielder exited after grounding out in the first inning and Matt Carpenter took his place in the second. St....

 
Long-delayed YMCA at Arverne by the Sea ready to open in 2013 

Long-delayed YMCA at Arverne by the Sea ready to open in 2013 

The long-delayed YMCA slated for the Arverne by the Sea housing development in the Rockaways is set to open in the summer of 2013, officials said Wednesday. The 44,000-square-foot facility at Beach 73rd St. and Rockaway Beach Blvd. will house the...

 

The new ethanol: A debate over corn, oil and progress

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration must decide in coming weeks if it'll temporarily lift requirements to blend ethanol into the nation's gasoline supply. The issue has been largely dormant on the campaign trail, but it's critical to the success or...

 

Epilepsy drug leads to weight loss, side effects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drug approved to prevent seizures may also help obese people lose a few pounds when it's added to therapy and nutritional guidance, a new small trial suggests. But people who took zonisamide also reported more side...

 
Prosecution: Kilpatrick Civic Fund paid for preschool prom, posh rendezvous with Beatty

Prosecution: Kilpatrick Civic Fund paid for preschool prom, posh rendezvous with Beatty

The prosecution poked a hole today in former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's story that his getaway to a posh ski resort with his ex-mistress and former aide, Christine Beatty, involved a national mayor's conference. There was no such conference in...

 
Feds: Man arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

Feds: Man arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

Pedestrians pass the Federal Reserve Building Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in New York. Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi man they said was plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan, just blocks from the World...

 
Urban Ministry's 4th Annual Collard Green Cook-Off to serve up southern treat and healthy living

Urban Ministry's 4th Annual Collard Green Cook-Off to serve up southern treat and healthy living

Enlarge Frank Couch | fcouch@al.com Antonio Robeiro-Howard, assistant site manager at Urban Ministry's West End Garden plants mustard greens. The 4th Annual Collard Green Cook-Off and Wellness Expo will take place Saturday October 20, 2012 at the...

 

U.S. accounting boards' parent names new chairman

(Reuters) - The Financial Accounting Foundation, which oversees organizations that set accounting standards for U.S. companies and municipal governments, has elected former Swiss bank UBS AG , official Jeffrey Diermeier as chairman of its trustees...

 

Skydiver's feat could influence spacesuit design

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated over the possibility his feat could someday help...

 

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