PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. More »Oregon moves to dump health exchange website
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. More »Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Floribeth Mora Diaz does not care if people think she is crazy. She is convinced - and so is the Vatican - that she owes her life to a miracle cure because she prayed to the late Pope John Paul. "I have experienced the mercy of God in my own life and I am grateful," she told a news conference at the Vatican on Thursday explaining what Church investigators believe was a miracle attributed to John Paul's intercession with God. Pope Francis will elevate John Paul to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday at a ceremony expected to draw more than one million people to the Vatican. More »Costa Rican 'miracle' woman was key to John Paul's sainthood
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. More »Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca. More »Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS
Many countries are relaxing their laws on the use of medicinal marijuanaThe findings in... More »Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus. More »Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus
Some are ineffective and some will lead to injuries, but these workouts all have one thing in common - you need to avoid them. From deluded fitness fads to dangerous gym machines, here are the worst workouts that simply do not work. More »Workouts that don't work
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After weeks of deliberation, a committee is poised to make a final recommendation Thursday on what to do with Oregon's botched health insurance exchange portal. More »Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday. John Gates, director of safety and security for Weld County School District 6, said a fourth-grade boy at Monfort Elementary in Greeley brought a small amount of marijuana to school on Monday and sold it to three other classmates. That boy nibbled on the edible, but suffered no ill-effects, Gates said, adding that another student observed the incident and reported it to school authorities. Voters in Colorado approved the possession and use of small amounts of cannabis by adults for recreational purposes in 2012, and the first state-licensed retail pot stores opened in the state in January. More »Two 10-year-olds caught selling grandparents' pot at Colorado school
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. More »Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More »Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says 147 people have died from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. More »Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147
WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun. More »AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found
When it comes to working out you need to fuel yourself properly beforehand, and recover sufficiently afterwards if you want to succeed. That's why the snack you pack in your gym bag can make or break your workout progress. Today we're showing you the gym snacks you need to stash in your bag to take your workout to the next level. More »7 best snacks to stash in your gym bag
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By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Catholic prelate who led the campaign to make the late Pope John Paul a saint exonerated the pontiff on Tuesday against accusations he turned a blind eye to one of the Church's biggest sexual abuse scandals. Victims of sexual abuse quickly criticized the prelate's defense of John Paul, who died in 2005 and will be made a saint at a ceremony this weekend along with Pope John XXII, who reigned from 1958 to 1963. While the late Polish pope is almost universally hailed for his role in helping bring about the fall of communism, his critics say he was slow to grasp the seriousness of the sexual abuse crisis that emerged towards the end of his pontificate. Specifically, critics have been pressing the Vatican over what the pope knew about sexual abuse by Father Marcial Maciel, the Mexican founder of a disgraced Catholic religious order, the Legionaries of Christ. More »Prelate exonerates John Paul of turning blind eye to abuse case
Dax Shepard confessed to having a painting of Brad Pitt in his and his wife, Kristen Bell's bedroom.Kinky.In his interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the star shared his great love for the hunky star and when she brought out a special painting of Dax with Brad, his day was pretty much made.Cue hilarious video footage.This is after Kristen Bell let us in on her 'sloth meltdown' on the same show in 2013, which placed her in our quirky celebs we'd like to befriend category. ... More »Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard win the quirkiest celeb couple?
However much we all love the internet (and we do, trust us) you just can't beat a good old fashioned coffee table book full of pretty pictures and fonts.We suspect that is why fashion blogger extraordinaire Susie Lau of the Style Bubble blog is turning her hand away from blogging and instead writing an actual, physical style book.Announcing the move online, she wrote on her site, "I'm gathering pics and words galore for my upcoming book. Yes, I'm writing a book. Has it been formally announced? I don't think so … does it require a formal announcement? Probably not. ... More »Fashion Blogger Susie Lau writing Style Bubble book
As much as we'd love to reveal that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will be dressing baby North in a studded leather bridesmaid's jacket, we don't think it's actually going to happen.We know, we know, it'd be terribly awesome if they did.Rather than a leaked sketch of her actual wedding dress design however, this is actually just a bit of fun from now famous (on Instagram at least) fashion illustrator Momna Aakel.Kim clearly loves the whole thing however, raving about the sketch on Twitter last night, so here's to hoping she feels inspired - maybe? More »More Kim Kardashian wedding dress clues