By JAMIE STENGLEAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - In the months after Doug Robinson started driving a truck, he noticed his clothes were increasingly more snug-fitting. He was already overweight but soon realized that spending up to 11 hours behind the wheel, frequently eating fast food and not
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia woman known as "the Black Madam" performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Krazy Glue to close the wounds and fled when the client went into respiratory distress, a witness
By KARL RITTER and LOUISE NORDSTROMAssociated Press
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two American researchers won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of protein receptors that let body cells sense and respond to outside signals like danger or the flavor of food. Such studies are key for
By The Associated Press
YUMMY: Third-quarter profit at Yum Brands Inc. rose 23 percent, thanks to rebounding profit growth in China and strong demand in the U.S. at its Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC chains.
CHINESE FOOD: Third-quarter operating profit rose 22 percent in China. Yum expects to
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Farmers in California's agricultural heartland say record-high gas and diesel prices are putting pressure on their bottom lines, but economists say it's unlikely that will translate into significantly higher food prices across the
By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A weeks-old baked potato was blamed for a botulism outbreak at a Utah prison where inmates drank alcohol brewed in cells, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The outbreak sickened eight maximum-security inmates at the state
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. government is asking a federal appeals court to rehear a challenge to a Food and Drug Administration requirement that tobacco companies to put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to show that smoking can
MADRID (AP) - Spain's Red Cross is launching its first-ever public appeal for donations to help the growing number Spaniards in need of help because of the country's economic crisis.
Spokesman Miguel Angel Rodriguez said Tuesday the agency is looking to round up some €30 million ($38.87
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - The winner of a roach-eating contest in South Florida died shortly after downing dozens of the live bugs as well as worms, authorities said Monday.
About 30 contestants ate the insects during Friday night's contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Officials say a Las Vegas home stacked floor to ceiling with so many items that the front door had to be removed for entrance is the worst case of hoarding that they have ever seen.
Armed with a court-signed abatement warrant, officials swarmed Kenneth Epstein's home on Friday