• Horoscopes

    Horoscope: May 25, 2015

    BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Molly Sims was born in Murray, Ky., on this day in 1973. This birthday gal co-starred as Delinda Deline on "Las Vegas" from 2003-2008. She's also appeared on episodes of "Men at Work," "The Carrie Diaries" and "Royal Pains." On the big screen, Sims' resume includes roles in "Fired Up," "The Pink Panther 2" and "Yes Man." Sims is a former model.

    By Jeraldine Saunders Tribune Media Services|

  • Food

    Blueberries, disoriented bees and a clever solution

    Over the last 10 to 15 years, hundreds of acres of new blueberry vines have been planted throughout the San Joaquin Valley. You may have seen the large hoop covers that protect the berries from spring rain and wind, and warm the vines so the fruit can ripen earlier than normal. But when growers brought in bees to pollinate vines and increase fruit production, they discovered the bees weren't happy. How? They counted the seeds in the blueberries. The more seeds per blueberry, the better the...

    By Michael Marks For the Mercury News|

  • News

    6 rescued from roller coaster after outage left them stuck

    ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (AP) Six people, including three children, had to be rescued from a roller coaster in Ohio after a power outage left them stuck.The riders were on the Pepsi Python coaster at in Anderson Township's Coney Island Amusement...


  • Business

    Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    Water taxi service grounded at north Lake Tahoe

    TAHOE CITY, Calif. (AP) A pilot water taxi service on Lake Tahoe's north shore is being grounded after three years in operation due to concerns over ridership and funding.Placer County supervisors voted April 28 not to approve $149,000 in...


  • Oddities

    NY teacher's prom role: Sewing-kit ace who fixes fashions

    BAYPORT, N.Y. (AP) Math teacher Carol Pitkewicz sees a common thread running through prom fashion over her decades at a Long Island high school. And she has that thread in her purse.For years, the soon-to-retire Pitkewicz has brought a...


  • Environment

    A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia

    Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approaches.While it's common for big cities to have efforts to fight urban blight, it's less common to find...

    By The Associated Press|

  • News

    Just another birthday for Detroit-area woman _ her 116th

    INKSTER, Mich. (AP) A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life."There's nothing I can do about it," Jeralean Talley of Inkster said ahead of her birthday weekend.Talley will celebrate her birthday twice,...


  • Health

    Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths

    CHICAGO (AP) Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).While the research shows that the SIDS rate in Colorado's tall mountains...

    By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer|

  • News

    Officials: $1M spent on medical care for jailed Chicago teen

    CHICAGO (AP) A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million...


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