BALTIMORE - Has it come to this? Robots standing in for doctors at the hospital patients' bedside?
ATLANTA - Fewer than half of American children who live close to school regularly walk or ride a bike to classes, according to a new study that highlights a dramatic shift toward car commuting by kids.
WASHINGTON - Fewer high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to the letter from the man who found that defecating on paper towels relieved his hemorrhoids.
Something out of the ordinary could occur that will serve to elevate your hopes and expectations. Just when you thought life was going no place, things could liven up in ways that will bring much joy to you.
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I raised our two sons and two daughters. One son and both daughters married well. Our other son, "Neil," is gay. He and his partner, "Ron," have been together 15 years, but Neil's father and I never wanted to know Ron because we disapproved of their lifestyle.
John Gunther, a journalist and an author who died in 1970, pointed out that Count Hermann Keyserling (founder of the School of Wisdom in 1920) once said that the greatest American superstition was belief in facts.
BEIJING - The world's tallest man married a woman who's two-thirds his height and half his age, holding a traditional Mongolian ceremony Thursday with great fanfare at the tomb of Kublai Khan.
NEW YORK - When criminals need guns, they have plenty of options in a country with nearly 100,000 licensed gun stores. But drug dealers and other crooks don't shop just anywhere. They have their favorites.
DAVANGERE, India - Kafeel Ahmed didn't seem the least bit angry as a young engineering student.
WASHINGTON - A House panel cleared the way Thursday for contempt proceedings against former White House counsel Harriet Miers after she obeyed President Bush and skipped a hearing on the firings of federal prosecutors.
NEW YORK - This past spring, 10-year-old Adam Young joined other tweens on Club Penguin, playing games, throwing virtual snowballs and chatting with fellow kids who appear onscreen as plump cartoon penguins. A few weeks later, Adam asked Mom to pay $5 a month for extra features, such as decorating his online persona's igloo.
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday sought to put to rest the controversy over his decision to spare a top former White House official from going to jail, saying it was time to move on. He also called on the nation and skeptical lawmakers to stand with him on Iraq, despite a new report showing only mixed progress.
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DEAR DR. GOTT: I need your help. About two years ago, a dermatologist told me I had very nice skin. Some time ago, I started losing the pigmentation of the skin on my arms, hands and neck. I asked the dermatologist if there were anything to do about it or to prevent it. He didn't know. Now I am asking you, is there anything that can be done about this?
SOCHI, Russia - They're designed to celebrate a millennium of Russian might and this country's modern rebound, and kick off two weeks of extraordinary human endeavors and planetary sportsmanship. But the ceremony opening the Sochi Olympics on Friday, more than anything, will be about one man: Vladimir Putin.
By MIKE ANTHONY