Consumer group flags high SPF ratings on sunscreen
Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts consider misleading and potentially dangerous, according to a consumer watchdog group.
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Fate of LA pot shops left to voters
Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighborhood concerns that pot shops attract crime.
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OJ Simpson lawyers say he is closer to freedom
The latest high-stakes court hearing for O.J. Simpson in the glitzy capital of big gambles has come to a close with the former football star's defense team feeling confident that their client is closer to getting out of prison.
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What do we eat? New food map will tell us
Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought.
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Portland revisits issue of public fluoridation
While soaking up the rays in what's been an unusually sunny season, Portlanders have broken away from their polite chatter about food, wine and outdoor adventure to fight about whether to fluoridate the water supply.
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Ron Chernow receives biography award
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Ron Chernow was honored by his peers this weekend and in turn shared a few tips about his craft.
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Dior presents cruise fashions amid stars in Monaco
The glittering star power of Cannes migrated up the coast to Monaco for front-row seats at Dior's colorful, sexy cruise fashion show.
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Today in History
Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2013. There are 226 days left in the year.
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Edward Furlong arrested in West Hollywood
A Los Angeles sheriff's spokesman says `Terminator 2' star Edward Furlong has been arrested on suspicion of violating a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend.
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Denmark's de Forest wins Eurovision song contest
Denmark's Emmelie de Forest has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune "Only Teardrops," despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
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Largest Spoleto season to unfold next week in SC
From comic book art to Shakespeare and Japanese opera, the new season of the Spoleto Festival USA will be the largest ever, offering 160 performances during the 17 days the festival lights up stages across this seaside city.
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Flesh-eating disease victim gets prosthetic hands
A metro Atlanta woman who lost both hands, her left leg and right foot after contracting a flesh-eating disease was on her way back from Ohio Friday after being fitted with prosthetic hands.
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USA Today founder honored at memorial service
Colleagues and friends paying tribute to USA Today founder Al Neuharth on Friday remembered him not as a driven media giant but as a loyal native South Dakotan who never forgot his roots.
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In Miami, Donna Karan showcases Haitian artisans
The handbag Donna Karan was showing off Friday lacked her signature logo, or any designer's logo. It was made of paper mache and, the fashion designer said, represented Haiti's handmade carnival masks _ in wearable form.
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14-year term for Calif. doc promising cancer cure
A Los Angeles doctor was sentenced Friday to 14 years in federal prison for bilking patients out of more than $1 million by promising them that an herbal supplement she hawked could cure late-stage cancer and other diseases.
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'The Audience' to be shown in NJ nursing home
A special audience will get to see Helen Mirren onstage next month in London in the play "The Audience" _ some retired show business veterans in a New Jersey nursing home.
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NYers furious over photos taken through windows
In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window. Another photo shows a couple in bathrobes, their feet touching beneath a table. And there is one of a man, in jeans and a T-shirt, lying on his side as he takes a nap.
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Correction: Drunken Driving-Zero Deaths story
In a story May 17 about a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation on a blood alcohol threshold for drivers, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the definition of a drink. The standard definition of a drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of 80-proof alcohol.
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Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar
The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
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'Sonic the Hedgehog' vid games coming to Nintendo
Sonic the Hedgehog is rolling with Nintendo.
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Playwright takes on 'Clybourne Park' with new work
Growing up in Britain, Kwame Kwei-Armah saw the American classic "A Raisin in the Sun" perhaps more often than any other play, with its powerful portrayal of race relations.
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Wax and mirrors: Anish Kapoor opens show in Berlin
Conveyor belts hum quietly, towering over piles of dark red wax. A giant mauve object that looks like a deflating balloon sprawls and sags its way across three rooms. A dark pigment circle creates the illusion of a black hole opening up in the floor. And there are lots of mirrors: convex, concave, twisting and a painted "blood mirror."
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Poetry finally joining e-book revolution
Over the past two years, publishers have been steadily filling one of the largest gaps in the e-book catalogue _ poetry.
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WHO says single yellow fever shot is enough
The World Health Organization says a yellow fever booster vaccination given 10 years after the initial shot isn't necessary.
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Indian circuses struggle to adapt after court bans
In the early morning heat and dust, daily practice at the Rambo Circus is in full swing. A trapeze creaks as two performers perfect their throws. A Colombian daredevil shouts to his colleagues scrambling atop a giant set of spinning wheels called the Ring of Death.
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