Archive for July, 2008

More cities move aggressively to stop heat deaths

PHOENIX — The homeless woman was nauseated, dizzy, drenched with sweat, dehydrated and sobbing with fear. She had heat exhaustion and was on the verge of heat stroke. But she had come to the right place, a church turned into a refuge from the overpowering heat. (23 secs ago)

Fire near Yosemite park hurts tourist business

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Vendors along one of the main roads leading to Yosemite National Park this summer were finally seeing business turn around following a rock slide that kept tour buses away for the previous two years. (38 secs ago)

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Ricky Hatton will head into his world title clash against Paulie Malignaggi in November without trainer Billy Graham in his corner after confirming their 11-year partnership has come to an end. (39 secs ago)

West Penn Allegheny Health System sees ‘substantial’ loss

The West Penn Allegheny Health System will “show substantial operating losses,” President and CEO Dr. Christopher Olivia told health system employees in an e-mail distributed this morning (13 secs ago)

AP IMPACT: Relatives of televangelist prosper

NEWARK, Texas — Here in the gentle hills of north Texas, televangelist Kenneth Copeland has built a religious empire teaching that God wants his followers to prosper. (2 mins ago)

Allen plans kibosh for restaurants cooking out

Allen County restaurants will likely no longer be allowed to start grilling ribs and other meats outdoors, although existing businesses can continue the practice on a limited basis. Photo caption: There are nine existing permits for commercial outdoor cooking in Allen County and an application for another. Photo by Clint Keller | The Journal Gazette (48 secs ago)

Prosecutor: Escaped convict, wife, daughter slain

BENNETT, Colo. — A convicted spammer fatally shot his wife and young daughter in an apparent murder-suicide Thursday while being sought after escaping prison last weekend, authorities said. (1 min ago)

What’s Lurking in Your Countertop?

As the popularity of granite countertops has increased, so have reports that some are emitting radiation and radon at surprisingly high levels. (54 secs ago)

New Antismoking Signs Are Almost Visible Through the Haze

In a country where one in four people smoke, there are signs that a decade of halfhearted public campaigns against tobacco may finally be gaining traction. (3 mins ago)

HOTA to be amended to increase donors

SINGAPORE : Singapore is amending its Human Organ Transplant Act to raise the number of cadaveric and living donor kidney transplants in the country. (1 min ago)