Apr 26, 2012 02:12 EDT
Twenty-two-month-old George sits on a tiny blue chair, at a baby-sized desk, playing with a grown-up toy -- an iPad, sign of a powerful trend that has set alarm bells ringing among child development experts.
Apr 26, 2012 00:26 EDT
Women who eat plenty of blueberries and strawberries experience slower mental decline with age than women who consume fewer of the flavonoid-rich fruits, a US study said Thursday.
Apr 25, 2012 11:26 EDT
World marathon record holder Patrick Makau and former London and Boston champions Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Mutai were left out of the Kenya squad named on Wednesday for this summer's London Olympics.
Apr 24, 2012 07:21 EDT
In just a week's time the Kenyan athletics selectors will reveal the final list of the men and women runners who will represent the country in the 2012 Olympic marathon in London in August.
Apr 24, 2012 06:56 EDT
The struggling German pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA said Tuesday it would close the headquarters of a subsidiary in Geneva, cutting 580 Swiss jobs and redeploying 750 others.
Apr 22, 2012 23:26 EDT
Claude Giroux had a goal and two assists on Saturday as the Philadelphia Flyers finally finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins to reach the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
Apr 22, 2012 21:42 EDT
The Miami Heat, led by LeBron James's 32 points, ended Houston's slim NBA playoff hopes with a 97-88 victory over the Rockets.
Apr 21, 2012 19:03 EDT
Charles Colson, a Watergate scandal conspirator who emerged from prison to become an evangelical Christian leader, died Saturday. He was 80 years old.
Apr 19, 2012 23:38 EDT
LeBron James finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and Dwyane Wade scored 18 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 83-72 at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Apr 19, 2012 13:30 EDT
Thousands from across the globe marched Thursday between the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust during World War II.
Apr 16, 2012 13:11 EDT
Kenya's Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop captured titles at the 116th Boston Marathon on Monday in heat that slowed the pace of world-class racers trying to impress Olympic selectors.
Apr 12, 2012 18:25 EDT
A US District judge sentenced a Boston man to 17.5 years in federal prison Thursday on charges of plotting to kill Americans by joining militants in Yemen and spreading Al-Qaeda publicity.
Apr 12, 2012 12:57 EDT
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insisted on Thursday that manager Kenny Dalglish's job is safe and backed the Anfield legend to bring the good old days back to the misfiring club.
Apr 11, 2012 20:00 EDT
The U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Thursday vowed to oppose 'unjust' laws. The U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Thursday vowed to oppose ?unjust? laws. In its Statement of Religious Liberty, the bishops are calling for Catholics to participate in a ?great national campaign? to defend religious liberty. The ?A Fortnight for Freedom? calls for ?all the energies the Catholic community can muster? to resist ?totalitarian incursions against religious liberty? from June 21 to July 4. Religious liberty, the bishops said, is ?under attack, both at home and abroad.? ?To be Catholic and American should mean not having to choose one over the other,? the statement reads in part. Among the seven examples of what they say are violations of religion freedom is not being allowed to refuse placement of children with foster or adoptive gay couples. ?Boston, San Francisco, the District of Columbia, and the state of Illinois have driven local Catholic Charities out of the busin
Apr 11, 2012 19:50 EDT
About 700 people launched new claims of sexual abuse against Catholic clergy in the United States last year, including 21 who are still minors, according to a new report released by US bishops.
Apr 11, 2012 14:39 EDT
Benjamin Franklin's walking stick, a piece of the first transatlantic telegraph cable and a Kermit the Frog puppet will join other artifacts Thursday in an exhibition recounting US history.
Apr 10, 2012 16:01 EDT
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Tuesday launched an initiative to deepen ties with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Apr 09, 2012 16:04 EDT
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday expressed concern to President Barack Obama that the easy money policies of developed countries threaten the growth of emerging economies like Brazil.
Apr 09, 2012 11:08 EDT
US President Barack Obama welcomes Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff to the White House on Monday for talks aimed at strengthening ties between the hemisphere's two largest economies.
Apr 09, 2012 02:50 EDT
India's World Cup cricket hero Yuvraj Singh returned home on Monday after receiving treatment for a cancerous tumour in the United States.