Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 08:49 a.m.
FIRST peanuts, now eggs. Doctors have reversed allergies in some children and teens by giving them tiny daily doses of problem foods, gradually training their immune systems to accept them.
In the best test of this yet, about a dozen kids were able to overcome allergies to eggs, one of the most ubiquitous foods, lurking in everything from pasta and veggie burgers to mayonnaise and even marshmallows. Some of the same doctors used a similar approach on several kids with peanut allergies a few years ago.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 08:14 a.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — The homicide rate for Brazilian young people under age 19 shot up 346 percent over the past three decades, according to research published Wednesday by the Latin American School of Social Sciences.
During that period, youths became a far higher percentage of Brazil's murder victims — rising from 11 percent of the total in 1980 to 43 percent in 2010, the report said. The homicide rate for young people rose from 3.1 per 100,000 people younger than 19 years old to 13.8 per 100,000.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 07:28 a.m.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California — Google, so far, has won the search engine wars. Now it wants to target international crime, including Mexico's powerful drug cartels.
Eric Schmidt, Google Inc.'s executive chairman, has taken a keen interest in Mexico, where more than 47,500 people have been killed in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against the cartels in 2006. Schmidt recently visited most of Mexico's most violent cities, Ciudad Juarez, where civic leaders asked if he could help.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 06:49 a.m.
NEW YORK — Ricky Martin says Broadway is a monster that requires discipline, concentration and dedication, but Evita's "Che" is feeling so happy and so at home that he can't imagine moving for a while.
"I would love to do Broadway the rest of my life!" Martin told The Associated Press on Tuesday, breaking a months-long silence he subjected himself to in order to preserve a voice that he's been using eight shows a week, since March and until January.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 06:18 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury during a movie-shoot fight sequence and was treated at a Los Angeles hospital and released.
Berry's Los Angeles publicist Meredith O'Sullivan said the 45-year-old actress suffered the injury Tuesday night on the set of her upcoming movie "The Hive." Berry was taken to a hospital as a precaution and released a short time later.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 02:07 a.m.
VIENNA — A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
The University of Innsbruck said Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly been thought to be only little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 09:58 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury during a fight sequence on a movie set and was treated at a Los Angeles hospital and released.
Berry's Los Angeles publicist Meredith O'Sullivan says the 45-year-old actress suffered the injury Tuesday night on the set of her upcoming movie "The Hive." She was taken to a hospital as a precaution but was released a short time later.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 06:32 p.m.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli lawmaker has torn up a copy of the New Testament in front of cameras in his parliament office.
An aide said Christian missionaries mailed the Christian scripture to Michael Ben-Ari of the ultranationalist National Union Party.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 04:46 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 4:46 p.m.) -- Screening body Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has received at least seven letters from lawyers and certain individuals who are opposed to the possible appointment of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Among those who are opposed to her nomination are lawyers Arturo de Castro and Frumencio Pulgar, who feared a slow administration of justice under de Lima because of her penchant for "sensational cases."
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 03:55 p.m.
MANILA -- Malacañang condemned on Wednesday the grenade attack in Maguindanao that killed a seven-year-old girl and wounded her mother.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident, which happened near an area where a voter's registration is being held for the 2013 polls.