Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Global News


Rare U.S. win at Boston Marathon

BOSTON—“The Star-Spangled Banner” played over Boylston Street in honour of an American winner of the Boston Marathon.
One year after a bombing there killed three people and left more than 260 injured, Meb Keflezighi added Boston to a résumé that includes the New York City Marathon title in 2009 and a silver medal in the 2004 Olympics.


Supreme Court appears likely to back Pom Wonderful in juice label dispute with Coke

WASHINGTON — Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called “Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices.”
The drink was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the high court considered whether to allow false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co., which markets the beverage under its Minute Maid unit.


Suspect to be assessed

CALGARY—A judge has ordered the suspect in Calgary’s worst mass murder to undergo a 30-day assessment to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial.
Matthew de Grood, 22, was charged after five young people were stabbed to death at a house party that was being held to mark the end of the school year.


Scientists: Drones prove useful in unearthing archeological mysteries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Recently published research describes how archeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico.

Health & Wellness

Navajo Nation lawmakers take up bills that aim to combat diabetes on vast reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — 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 lifestyles.
The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest reservation, is to use the tax system to push people to ditch junk food.


Biden: Time for Russia to ‘stop talking and start acting’ to reduce tensions

KYIV, Ukraine — U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine.


Earth’s twin? NASA telescope discovers most Earth-like planet yet outside our solar system

LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life.


Man with 1st name ‘God’ sues credit rating agency

NEW YORK — A New York City man claims that a credit reporting agency falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.
According to the New York Post ( ), God Gazarov says in a lawsuit that Equifax has refused to correct its system to recognize his name as legitimate.


Most in US agree with scientists on smoking, fewer buy Big Bang, evolution or warming

WASHINGTON — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.