Bellefontaine Examiner

Switch to desktop

Study backs pets as presents, but holdouts remain

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giving a puppy or kitten to the pet lover on your list is a gift idea animal activists have long warned people to avoid. But a national animal welfare group says the fears of pets being rejected or returned are unfounded.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 141

Read more...

Higher blood pressure threshold OK in older adults

CHICAGO (AP) — Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. But not all experts are on board with the advice — including the federal agency that appointed the group.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 136

Read more...

Syrian aircraft pound Aleppo for 4th straight day

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft dumped barrels packed with explosives on at least four opposition-held neighborhoods of Aleppo on Wednesday, the fourth day of stepped-up airstrikes on the contested northern city, activists said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 134

Read more...

Govt: 500 reported killed in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 500 people, most of them soldiers, have been killed in South Sudan since Sunday, a senior government official said as an ethnic rivalry threatened to tear apart the world's newest country.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 135

Read more...

Haiti faults orphanage run by well-off US church

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — At the Olde Good Things antique store on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a French crystal chandelier can go for tens of thousands of dollars. A marble mantel sells for more than $20,000 and hand-carved dinner tables are priced even higher.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 147

Read more...

'Mary Poppins' among 25 US films to be preserved

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just in time for a new movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," the 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke has been selected for preservation at the Library of Congress so future generations of Americans can see it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 150

Read more...

Lucky lotto tickets sold in Atlanta, San Jose

ATLANTA (AP) — Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 141

Read more...

Survey: Teens using synthetic drugs less often

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer teens are trying fake marijuana known by such names as K2 and Spice, apparently getting the message that these cheap new drugs are highly dangerous, according to the government's annual survey on drug use.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Hits: 113

Read more...