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Smith: We're snacking more; let's be smart about it! - Pantagraph
Snacking is a daily occurrence for American adults. As reported in the Food Surveys Research Group Dietary Data Brief No. 4, the average number of snacks consumed each day by American adults nearly doubled over the last 30 years. Not only are we physically ...
Merkel seeks to dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout - Pantagraph
BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch are cautioning against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout. Though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has insisted his ...
Tsarnaev's lawyer admits he carried out Boston bombing - Pantagraph
BOSTON (AP) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial for his life Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing with his own lawyer bluntly telling the jury he committed the crime. But she argued that he had fallen under the influence of his older brother.
AP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate - Pantagraph
JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a ...
Oil overflow: U.S. running out of crude storage - Pantagraph
NEW YORK — The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 ...
US services firms grow at faster pace in February - Pantagraph
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers. The Institute for Supply Management says that its services index rose to 56.9 in February, up from January's ...
High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies - Pantagraph
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court convened Wednesday to hear arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama's health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices will try to determine whether the law makes people ...
US stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss - Pantagraph
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sank early Wednesday, drifting further from record highs. The drop in early trading was modest but broad: all 10 sectors of the Standard & Poor's 500 headed lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was down ...
Hundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on - Pantagraph
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday. Three homes were destroyed and five more were damaged overnight ...
Merkel warns Russia to live up to Ukraine peace deal - Pantagraph
BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning Russia to live up to the Ukraine peace agreement it backed in Minsk last month or face tougher European Union sanctions. Merkel told reporters on Wednesday that the immediate task at hand was to ...
Sheriff calls for changes after 4th teen riot in 4 months - Pantagraph
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A riot at a juvenile rehabilitation center in rural western Nevada has put a neighboring town "at its wits' end" following the latest in a series of violent uprisings, the local sheriff says, even as school officials insist everything ...
Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die - Pantagraph
ROME (AP) — In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy ...
Winter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too - Pantagraph
LOS ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too. While millions of residents from the Rocky Mountains to the ...
Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran - Pantagraph
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's interior minister has claimed that politics in the Islamic Republic are tainted by "dirty money" from the smuggling of goods and drugs, provoking uproar ahead of crucial parliamentary elections planned for early next year.
UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance - Pantagraph
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest. The conditions were stipulated ...