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  • Weigh pros and cons of 2 new diet drugs

     Weigh pros and cons of 2 new diet drugs
    Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade. Both weight-loss medications...
  • Cell phone messages may help smokers quit

    Cell phone messages may help smokers quit
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Text and video messages designed to help people quit smoking nearly doubled the success rate for attempted quitters, compared to people who didn't have such assistance, in a new review of several studies. Researchers found...
  • Paschall Brothers sing at National Endowment for the Arts celebration in Washington, D.C.

    Paschall Brothers sing at National Endowment for the Arts celebration in Washington, D.C.
    The Paschall Brothers of Chesapeake, an a cappella gospel group with a strong connection to Newport News, were honored in Washington, D.C., last week. The group, led by The Rev. Tarrence Paschall, was among nine winners of the 2012 Natonal Endowment...
  • Field has mulled selling artifacts

    Field has mulled selling artifacts
    When the Field Museum sold more than 30 works of 19th-century Western art for millions of dollars in 2004, it eased controversy by announcing plans to spend the proceeds on new artifacts and by holding on to four of the best paintings from the collection....
  • Obamacare, same-sex marriage initiatives before voters

    Obamacare, same-sex marriage initiatives before voters
    Obamacare, same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization dominated the hot-button ballot initiatives before voters in a number of states on Tuesday. A key component of President Barack Obama's signature health care reform law is on the line in a...
  • Romney campaign turns to shallow pockets

    After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy. "Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email...
  • Leonard Weinglass dies at 77; defense lawyer in Pentagon Papers case

    Leonard Weinglass, a crusading lawyer who championed radical and liberal causes and clients in some of the most controversial trials of the 1960s and '70s, including the Chicago 7 and Pentagon Papers cases, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 77. The...
  • Charles T. Manatt dies at 75; Democratic Party leader and diplomat

    Charles T. Manatt dies at 75; Democratic Party leader and diplomat
    Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75. Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
  • Richard Holbrooke dies at 69; diplomat

    Richard Holbrooke dies at 69; diplomat
    Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration's emissary to Afghanistan and Pakistan and one of the most celebrated American diplomats of the last half-century, died Monday, the State Department said. He was 69. Holbrooke, who in 1995 brokered the...
  • Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner

    Frank Neuhauser dies at 97; first national spelling bee winner
    The word had already baffled one contestant when Frank Neuhauser confidently spelled it right — "G-L-A-D-I-O-L-U-S" — to win the first national spelling bee in 1925. Luck was his ally. Although he had studied for months with his mill-worker...
  • Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer

    Charles Colson dies at 80; Watergate felon and prison reformer
    WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people. He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...