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  • DC Billion Steps Challenge arrives in Ward 7

    WASHINGTON — One billion is a big number. It seems even bigger if you’re talking about taking a billion steps. But that’s the challenge D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is putting to city residents. It’s a challenge…

  • Former quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst day of Aaron Baker’s life wasn’t when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first,…

  • Northern Ireland leader blames heart attack on bad lifestyle

    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland’s leader says he suffered a heart attack this week because he lives on junk food, gets too little sleep and no exercise. In his first comments since being…

  • Bengals’ Devon Still asks for prayers for sick daughter

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is asking for prayers for his daughter, Leah, who’s had a setback in her fight against cancer. The 5-year-old girl went into a hospital on May…

  • Study sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery

    CHICAGO (AP) — Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study…

  • Spike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths

    JAMESPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels…

  • Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won’t be sent abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won’t be taken abroad for care. Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious…

  • 49ers Bowman confident he’ll return to top form post-injury

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NaVorro Bowman intercepted a pass in the end zone by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even in a late May practice it meant plenty. Even with his speed not quite the…

  • Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army’s mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department’s second-ranking official to order a thorough…

  • Texas votes to end high school steroids tests after 8 years

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state’s high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a…

  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. These newer kinds of…

  • Missouri parents who caged autistic son ordered imprisoned

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis couple was sentenced to seven years in prison for keeping their autistic son inside a makeshift cage. Forty-five-year-old Terry Smith and his 44-year-old wife, Victoria, of…

  • Update on the latest business

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks solidly lower following disappointing economic data NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are sinking in midday trading on Wall Street following a report that the economy shrank in the first three months of…

  • Woman Who Wears Size Zero Gets Liposuction for ‘Pudgy Stomach’

    (NEW YORK) — Megan O’Brien is thin, petite and works out regularly — but the 38-year-old Los Angeles woman says she has always had one problem area: her belly. “When I would get my nails…

  • Easy Culinary Tricks to Lighten Up 5 Summer Favorites

    It’s time fire up the grill, prep those luscious sides, dig into summery desserts and kick back with sweet cocktails. The hot weather brings a delicious smorgasbord of favorites, but they’re often brimming with calories,…