SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea on Thursday launched a foundation planned to be funded by the Japanese government to provide support for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s military in World War II.
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WASHINGTON — The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene they say is among the most common that contribute to the progressive disease.
Those who accepted the challenge allowed buckets of ice water to be dumped on their heads to raise awareness of ALS.
NEW YORK—If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands.
Tall women? Latvia.
And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago.
That’s the word from researchers who analyzed a century’s worth of height data from 200 countries.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Ethan Dean will be living his dream today.
The six-year-old has a garbage truck bedspread and pillow. He has garbage truck toys.
He’s had a garbage truck birthday party.
Now, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he’s going to experience what it’s like to be a garbage truck driver.
MEETEETSE, Wyo. — An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.
Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday near Meeteetse (me-TEET’-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981.
TOKYO—Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder.
A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed today that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.
INDIANAPOLIS—Kyle Busch heard all about the potential to pull off a historic sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Yesterday, he accomplished the feat.
Busch led a record 149 of 170 laps, and beat teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line in a second overtime, to win his second-straight Brickyard 400.
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioural impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who’s at risk. The symptoms must mark a change from prior behaviour and have lasted at least six months. Among the questions:‚ÄîHas the person lost interest in friends, family or home activities?
TRUCKEE, Calif. — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.
They believe the wolverine is the same one that eight years ago became the first documented in the area since the 1920s.
MINNEAPOLIS—Like a lot of NFL veterans on teams that travel out-of-town to start summer practices, Adrian Peterson’s enthusiasm for the approaching season often has been temporarily dampened by the drive to training camp.
Arrival at the familiar site of dorm room life, two-a-day workouts, and overall drudgery, however brief, can prompt unpleasant feelings.