This is a story about the importance of good timing. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. This excess weight contributes to a variety of health problems. Despite enormous effort over decades, the problem has proved extremely difficult to solve. Biologist Satchin Panda thinks we're missing a key variable: Instead of focusing so much on what we eat, he says, we should pay more attention to when we eat.
President Donald Trump ordered his chief trade negotiator to consider imposing tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese products Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of his trade war with China. The president said he was acting in response to China's announcement of plans to introduce new import taxes on $50 billion worth of American goods. Beijing's action in turn followed Trump's April 3 move to target a similar amount of Chinese imports in a rebuke of China's trade practices.
WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency's top ethics official said Wednesday that he lacked key facts when he concluded recently that Administrator Scott Pruitt's rental lease with a lobbyist last year did not violate any federal gift rules.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - President Donald Trump said Thursday that he did not know that his personal attorney paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 days before the presidential election to prevent her from publicly accusing Trump of having an affair. The president said he did not know where his attorney, Michael Cohen, got the money for the payment, and he declined to say if he ever set up a fund for Cohen to cover expenses like that.
Yulia Skripal is emerging as the focus of attention in the tug of war being fought over multiple media by the United Kingdom and Russia to try to sway global opinion about a chemical attack on British soil. The 33-year-old Russian was found a month ago collapsed on a bench in the English city of Salisbury alongside her father -- double agent Sergei Skripal -- after being exposed to a nerve agent the U.K. blames on the Kremlin.
Just before walking up to the school bus on that fall day, in the Polish farming community on Long Island, Sandy Blampied kissed her mother goodbye. "See you later, OK?" the 11-year-old said. It was October 1966, and it would be Blampied's last memory of her mother, Louise Pietrewicz.
Robert Coggeshall was playing with his beagles outside his Youngstown, Ohio, house around noon Friday, March 30, when he saw the raccoon. The 72-year-old pushed his dogs inside as the raccoon fearlessly made its way right up to the glass door, and for a few moments, the animals sat face to face, fascinated with one another.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - In the two months since Richard Watson strapped 200 remote-control-sized transmitters around his cows' necks, an artificial-intelligence system named Ida has pinged his phone with helpful alerts: when his cows are chewing the cud, when they're feeling sick, when they're ready for insemination. "There may be 10 animals out there that have a real problem, but could you pick them?" he said one morning, standing among a grazing herd of dairy cattle wearing what he calls "cow Fitbits."
The three-month search for a missing teen couple ended at an abandoned mine shaft near Eureka, Utah, 100 feet below the ground where police found the bodies of 18-year-old Riley Powell and 17-year-old Brelynne "Breezy" Otteson. On Tuesday, prosecutors accused a 41-year-old man of putting them there. Jerrod William Baum is accused of brutally killing the teens and disposing their bodies in the mine shaft because they met up with his girlfriend. He has not been asked to file a plea yet and is awaiting appointment of a public defender to represent him.
It was a horrific incident that grabbed headlines and incited the ire of dog lovers around the world. A 10-month-old French bulldog died on a United Airlines flight after his carrier was placed inside a cabin overhead compartment at the direction of a flight attendant. And in the aftermath, animal advocates and concerned lawmakers glommed on to a shocking piece of data. Of the 506,994 animals that flew on U.S. commercial air carriers last year, 24 of those animals died in transit. And 18 of those deaths - 75 percent - occurred on United Airlines.