A round-up of this morning's must read-stories.PARTY'S PLANS UNSETTLED; MCCAIN VISITS GULF(Patrick Healy and Adam Nagourney)Senator John McCain and his advisers decided on Sunday to halt all but the most essential activities for the Republican National Convention on Monday, sacrificing a major televised platform for his political message as Mr.
How a long, incremental recovery from a 'minor' head injury had a major impact on my life.
Before the month is out, I have to take note of a research article in the April issue of Psychological Science, which concludes that when it comes to reading women's non-verbal signals—smiles, gaze, body language, tone of voice—men are complete and utter illiterates.
Skyrocketing energy prices and food inflation have been held up as major threats to the global economy in 2008. Just last month, oil was in danger of surging past $100 a barrel, and U.N.
Getting BombedIts namesake may be elusive, but the "bin Laden shot"— a throat-scorching blend of Pernod and Tabasco sauce—is easy enough to find at a trendy New York bar and it's part of the vogue for war-themed cocktails that has arisen in the United States since the country waded into Afghanistan and Iraq.
Survivors of Minneapolis's bridge collapse said there was little warning. But the warning signs were in place years before.Long before Wednesday's accident, which killed at least four and injured around 80, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MDOT) had warned about problems with the bridge.
For millions of allergy-prone Americans, this can be the worst time of the year. From late summer through early fall, as much as 20 percent of the population suffers from ragweed allergy, or hay fever, which causes sneezing, coughing, runny noses, and itchy eyes, nose and throat.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first cardiac medication marketed to a specific race, giving Nitromed the go-ahead to market BiDil for the treatment of "self-described black patients." The drug, which is a combination of the generic drugs isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine, will be used in conjunction with other standard heart therapies.
Weight Gain May be Bad for the Brain Obesity has already been linked to a number of physical ailments. Now researchers have found that being overweight in your 40s may lead to higher rates of dementia as you reach your 60s and 70s, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
I have been studying President George W. Bush's face recently--in newspaper photos, and on television. I'm looking for something very specific: grief. A shadow behind his eyes or a weariness at the corners, a softness to his mouth that suggests he agonizes before making pronouncements, decisions, policies.
Joseph Sass has been working at the Naval shipyard in Norfolk, Va., for more than half-a-dozen years. He's gotten consistently good reviews as a nuclear engineering technician and instructor and he's achieved enough seniority to have his pick of overtime assignments, of which there are plenty--enough to add another seven to 10 percent to most of his paychecks.