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Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. The study lasted five years and involved about 7,500 people in Spain.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For the second time in a week, a major winter storm paralyzed parts of the nation's midsection Tuesday, dumping a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow atop cities still choked with piles from the previous system and making travel perilous from the Oklahoma panhandle to the Great Lakes. By BILL DRAPER Associated Press
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- No progress to report in negotiations with Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out for praise the few Republicans who say they're open to aspects of his approach to averting looming government-wide spending cuts, seeking to turn up the heat on GOP leaders ahead of Friday's deadline.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans seem to be more confident in the economy than they have been in the past few months. But that doesn't mean they're willing to spend more money. By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate cleared the way Tuesday for confirmation of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary after Republicans dropped their unprecedented delay of President Barack Obama's choice to head the Pentagon. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level since July 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) -- A hot air balloon flying over Egypt's ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the world's deadliest ballooning accidents and handing a new blow to Egypt's ailing tourism industry. By MAGGIE MICHAEL and HAGGAG SALAMA Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The political standoff over the U.S. budget is slowing the U.S. economy - more so than any hesitance by Americans to spend freely. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The political standoff over the U.S. budget is slowing the U.S. economy - more so than any hesitance by Americans to spend freely.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If a majority of members on a city council zing messages back and forth on Facebook, Twitter or another social media platform, is that considered an official government meeting? Not if a bill starting its travel through the Minnesota Legislature prevails. The House Government Operations Committee on Tuesday was discussing a bill that would make clear that those types of communications don't trigger the open meeting law.