Windblown beach umbrella kills woman

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified more…

Phoenix VA fires 3 top execs over wait times

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_3382245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The headquarters of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.[/caption] The Phoenix Veterans' Affairs Health Care System fired three of its top-ranking executives more…

Publicist denies Richard Simmons transitioning

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — Richard Simmons' publicist has denied claims the fitness guru is living as a woman after undergoing a secret sex change. The 67-year-old's publicist Tom Estey told more…

Law requires feds to track cancer clusters

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MCCLATCHY) Congress finally came through for Idaho’s Trevor Schaefer on Tuesday night. Ending seven years of work for the cancer survivor from Boise, the Senate gave final approval more…

Plague detected at Lake Tahoe campground

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — RENO — A flea from a yellow chipmunk in the Lake Tahoe area tested positive for plague, according to the U.S. Forest Service. On Tuesday, the more…

5 killed as pickup plows into bicyclists in Michigan

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_3379265" align="aligncenter" width="604"] Police respond to the scene of a truck collision with bikes that left several dead and injured.[/caption] Police in Kalamazoo, Michigan, took into custody more…

America's obesity epidemic hits new high

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) The U.S. obesity epidemic continues to worsen: The latest reports show that 40 percent of U.S. women are obese, and American teenagers are also continuing to more…

Last 9/11 search dog dies at 16

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TODAY) In September 2001, amid the twisted pile of steel beams, concrete and ash where the World Trade Center once stood, 300 or so search dogs worked long more…