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  • Obamacare and religious rights in a for-profit world

    Obamacare and religious rights in a for-profit world
    Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate — the requirement that employers provide employee health insurance that covers contraception — impermissibly infringes on the religious...
  • Former midshipman is acquitted in Naval Academy sex-assault case

    Former midshipman is acquitted in Naval Academy sex-assault case
    A former Navy football player was acquitted Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an alcohol-driven off-campus party. After a three-day trial, Marine Corps Col. Daniel Daugherty found Midshipman Joshua Tate of Nashville not guilty of...
  • These claims shouldn't have a prayer

    These claims shouldn't have a prayer
    Are secular, for-profit corporations free to violate the rights of their employees by claiming that the law violates their corporate religious conscience? That's the big question at the heart of the two blockbuster challenges to a key provision of...
  • Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88

    Dr. Frank Jobe, best known for Tommy John surgery, dies at 88
    In the summer of 1974, Dodger pitcher Tommy John heard his arm snap like a guitar string after delivering a pitch. The torn ligament was the type of injury that commonly ended athletic careers, but John, then a 31-year-old star, pushed team doctors "to...
  • Poor health can cost you dearly in retirement

    Poor health can cost you dearly in retirement
    People in poor physical health may need as much as 20% more in annual retirement income than those in good shape, according to a new study. An unhealthy person earning $80,000 a year may need to replace up to 96% of his or her income -- or $76,800 -- in...
  • Apple's rumored Healthbook app: 7 things you need to know

    Apple's rumored Healthbook app: 7 things you need to know
    Apple is reportedly working on a new app called Healthbook for its iOS mobile devices that would help users track and monitor various parts of their health. 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, who first reported the app in January, provided more details on...
  • Rewriting the rules for 501(c)(4)s

    Rewriting the rules for 501(c)(4)s
    Last November, the Internal Revenue Service asked for public comments on proposed rules to rein in political activity by tax-exempt "social welfare" groups that don't disclose their donors. The agency has gotten an earful of negative reaction, not only...
  • Larry Scott dies at 75; champion bodybuilder

    Larry Scott dies at 75; champion bodybuilder
    Larry Scott wasn't exactly a 98-pound weakling — he weighed in at 120 — but his life changed forever after he ran across a stack of bodybuilding magazines in an Idaho city dump. The scrawny 16-year-old started working out in private, doing...
  • Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory

     Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory
    Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there...
  • A routine that's a full-body extravaganza

     A routine that's a full-body extravaganza
    The plank-to-frogger exercise is a full-body extravaganza, hitting many major muscle groups at once, says fitness expert Lacey Stone, who uses it on her Extreme Bootcamp app for iPhone and iPad. What it does The plank-to-squat combo works your abs,...
  • New apps, digital fitness devices keep track of your workout

    New apps, digital fitness devices keep track of your workout
    A tidal wave of apps and digital fitness products — loaded with practical data and often inexpensive (or even free) — is making tech-free running a thing of the past. A survey from Freescale Semiconductor, the chip supplier behind Fitbit and...