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  • Nonagenarian wins $100,000 poetry prize [updated]

     
    The substantial $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize will be awarded to Virginia-based poet Eleanor Ross Taylor, who was born in 1920. Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, cited the strong reserve in Taylor’s poems and praised their "sober and clear-...
  • New drug stimulates sexual desire in women in clinical trial

     
    An experimental non-hormonal drug helped women increase their sexual desire and satisfaction and reduced the distress associated with lack of desire, researchers reported today. The clinical trial in 1,378 premenopausal women will provide the drug's...
  • Police in Peru say gang members killed people to drain their fat for cosmetics

     
    Gang members in Peru face charges of killing people and draining their fat for use in cosmetics, police said today. Police showed journalists two bottles of fat that authorities said were recovered from two suspects and a photograph of a rotting head...
  • Brits say swine flu is mild, corroborating other reports

     
    British health officials have confirmed earlier reports that the pandemic H1N1 influenza is milder than experts had originally feared. In a report published online in the BMJ, formerly the British Medical Journal, England's chief medical officer and his...
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
  • Palin: Don't 'demonize' our troops, Obama

     
    Infusing the healthcare debate with mindless death-panel claims and accusations that the president has a hard time supporting our troops only pushes me (and, I suppose, other fence-sitters) to the pro-reform camp, if only to see the likes of Kristol and...
  • Swine flu cases up 34% on college campuses

     
    Influenza-like illnesses on college campuses, generally presumed to be pandemic H1N1 influenza, jumped 34% in the week ending Oct. 23, the largest surge of the academic year, according to data compiled by the American College Health Assn. A total of......
  • Keeping it clean when aerosoles won't fly

    Question: A friend recently told me that she never travels without a can of Lysol because she does not think that hotels do a thorough job of disinfecting after each guest. Then I began to wonder: Can you take a can of Lysol in your suitcase? If not, what...
  • All together now

    You know a nation is in trouble when the worst epithet its citizens can hurl at each other is the title of a folk song: "Kumbaya," an African American spiritual whose name (and chorus) translates from the Gullah dialect as "come by here." It has had...
  • Help-wanted ad for nanny: `My kids are a pain'

    It was an unusually honest ad for a live-in nanny, a 1,000-word tome beginning, "My kids are a pain." But it worked, attracting a brave soul who's never been a nanny before. "If you cannot multitask, or communicate without being passive aggressive, don't...
  • Overlooked attractions in the West

    When pondering the West -- that unwieldy stretch of U.S. soil from Texas to the Pacific Northwest -- travelers tend to flash on archetypes -- the Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Hollywood, Monument Valley, Vegas, the Alamo,...