Lifestyle Headlines

Sun, Aug 2 2015

Madagascar mess-ups keep tourist 'paradise' marooned

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ANTANANARIVO - Perched on the muddy bank of a river meandering through rolling green hills, the Lemurs' Park near Madagascar's capital is rated one of the city's top attractions, but you would not know it from the number of visitors.

02 Aug 2015

Americans' taste for cold brew transforms summertime coffee market

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NEW YORK - For U.S. coffee shops, business usually cools down as the weather heats up. | Video

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BMW CEO hints there is space for more electric models

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VIENNA - The chief executive of BMW hinted in a German paper that there was potential for another of its "i" electric car models.

Tech, Environment 02 Aug 2015

Sat, Aug 1 2015

London borough seeks crackdown on noisy supercars

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LONDON - On one of London's most exclusive streets, the drivers of some expensive cars are getting ready to leave their parking spots. | Video

01 Aug 2015

Fri, Jul 31 2015

'Blue Beach' offers Gazans a glimpse of the good life

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GAZA - A luxurious new tourist resort has opened in the Gaza Strip, its manicured lawns, sparkling pool and private beach in stark contrast to the impoverished territory still struggling to recover from last year's war.

31 Jul 2015

Broadway's buzzy 'Hamilton' music to the ears of founding father's fans

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NEW YORK - Broadway hip-hop musical "Hamilton" is the hottest ticket in town this summer, and George Cox is, in a word, ecstatic.

31 Jul 2015

Los Angeles police return Afghan immigrants' lost wedding album

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles airport police used Facebook to track down an Afghan immigrant couple who accidentally left their wedding album at the international terminal last year, leading to a ceremonial presentation this week of the long-lost memento, an official said on Friday.

31 Jul 2015

Zoo keeper steps in with teddy bear to hand-rear baby sloth

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LONDON - When baby sloth Edward Scissorhands' mother stopped producing milk and could not care for her infant, a London zoo keeper stepped in as a replacement mother - with the help of a teddy bear from a gift shop. | Video

31 Jul 2015

Pre-Civil War baseball card fetches $179K at auction

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- A rare pre-Civil War baseball card that was handed down as an heirloom within the family of a ballplayer for more than 150 years fetched $179,250 at an auction in Chicago on Thursday.

31 Jul 2015

Chimps in New York animal rights lawsuit to be retired from lab

NEW YORK - The chimpanzees at the center of a New York State Supreme Court case over the legal rights of animals will no longer be used for research, officials at the State University of New York at Stony Brook said on Friday.

31 Jul 2015
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What the government cut from Hillary’s email

As expected, Friday's public release of thousands more emails Hillary Clinton sent or received while U.S. secretary of state is streaked with white bars marking where the government has redacted information not fit for public consumption.