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  • Toilet tech fair tackles global sanitation woes

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? These are lofty ambitions beyond …


  • Civility efforts seek better behavior on campus

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jewish students in the University of California system labeled terrorists for their support of Israel. Black high school students pelted by bananas on a Tennessee campus …


  • Parents considering legal action over school yoga

    ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A group of parents is bent out of shape by free yoga classes at schools in this San Diego County beachside community, fearing they are indoctrinating …


  • World Food Prize activities attract Occupy protest

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s difficult to argue with the goals of the World Food Prize Foundation — to recognize people who have helped improve the quality and availability …


  • MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 ‘genius grants’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should …


  • Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy

    ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer. The controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to …


  • Lofty NYC art venue is not for the faint-hearted

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most New Yorkers can only dream of an apartment like this. Spectacular views of midtown Manhattan. An iconic work of art in the living room. Prime …


  • NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the donation to …


  • Vast wealth didn’t shield the Rausings from drugs

    LONDON (AP) — When Eva Rausing approached the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square four years ago to deal with a routine passport matter, she had to pass …