Tanya Saracho’s road to ‘Vida’

Her hands are in the air, hovering in front of her bright red lips, as if holding a deliciously messy corn envelope. She tilts her head sideways and pretends to bite. “You don’t bring the taco to you, you meet it,” she says, repeating the motion a few times for good measure. “And you turn […]

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A year after ‘Obamacare’ vote, Democrats see election cudgel

WASHINGTON (AP) – When Republicans muscled legislation scuttling the Obamacare health care law through the House a year ago Friday, Democrats waved sarcastically and giddily serenaded them with chants of, “Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye.” Now, Democrats are trying to make good on their taunts. They’re trying to use the vote as campaign […]

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Hawaii county issues evacuation order due to volcano activity

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Tiger Woods struggles with greens in first round since Masters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tiger Woods’ first round since the Masters left him perplexed and questioning his putting. Woods shot an opening-round even par 71 at the Wells Fargo Championship, leaving him six shots behind leader John Peterson, but in decent position with 54 holes left to play. Well, that is if the 42-year-old can figure […]

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Under fire, Academy of Motion Pictures expels Cosby, Polanski

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled television’s Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski on Thursday as the Academy Awards presenter responded to sexual misconduct allegations roiling Hollywood. Cosby and Polanski are the first known members expelled for violating a conduct code the Academy adopted in December following […]

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FDA chief questions protections on drug rebates, stocks fall

(Reuters) – U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Thursday questioned whether rebates that drugmakers provide to health insurers should remain protected by federal law, sparking new concerns on Wall Street over efforts to curb drug pricing. U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb attends an interview at Reuters headquarters in New York […]

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Missouri lawmakers to weigh possible impeachment of governor on May 18

(Reuters) – The Missouri General Assembly will convene a special session on May 18 to consider impeachment or any other discipline that a special House investigative panel may recommend against Governor Eric Greitens, legislative leaders announced on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens appears in a police booking photo in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., […]

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Lifecoach: How can I lower my cholesterol?

SARA STANNER writes: Elevated cholesterol levels caused by genetic abnormalities that make your body produce excess cholesterol (or prevent your body from absorbing it) are harder to manage and will require treatments such as statins. But a healthy diet, not smoking and being active are still important in controlling cholesterol, and can help protect you […]

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