March 15, 2014 in Nation/World

First lady Michelle Obama cooks up next healthful plan

From Wire Reports
 

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Next up for “Let’s Move!”? How about “Let’s Cook.”

Michelle Obama said Friday that a new focus of her anti-childhood obesity effort will be to help people cook more of their meals at home because they’re healthier.

Addressing a health summit in Washington, the first lady said home-cooked meals have less fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories than meals prepared in restaurants, and save money, too.

She said too many people think they don’t have the time or the skills to cook for themselves but that plenty of meals can be pulled together in less than 30 minutes for cheaper than takeout.

The first lady began focusing on the nation’s childhood obesity problem as soon as she got to the White House in 2009. She pledged Friday to stick with the issue long after she’s gone.

Brown arrested after rehab lapse

Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail in Los Angeles on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him.

The warrant was issued by the judge overseeing Brown’s case after he was informed Friday morning that the singer had been discharged from rehab “for failure to comply with rules and regulations of the program.” No further details were released, but more information will be presented to Superior Court Judge James Brandlin when Brown appears in his courtroom on Monday afternoon.

Sheriff’s officials said Brown was cooperative when he was arrested at a Malibu treatment facility where he had been staying and transported to a jail facility in downtown Los Angeles.

Brown had been ordered to remain in rehab for anger management treatment. A January letter from the facility stated that the singer was also being treated for bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and past substance abuse.

Trump will not run for governor

Donald Trump says he is not running for governor of New York.

Trump said Friday on Twitter that he will not run for governor but has “much bigger plans in mind.”

Trump has been flirting with challenging Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for months.

The birthday bunch

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 81. Actor Judd Hirsch is 79. Singer Mike Love (The Beach Boys) is 73. Rock singer-musician Sly Stone is 71. Rock singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is 59. Model Fabio is 53. Singer Terence Trent D’Arby is 52. Rock singer Bret Michaels (Poison) is 51. Rock singer Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) is 46. Actress Eva Longoria is 39. Rapper-musician will.i.am (Black Eyed Peas) is 39. Rapper Young Buck is 33.

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