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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice. The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments.


Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Food, Aspartame

1 hr ago | Brandon Sun

Pizza Hut testing 'skinny slice' pizza to lure calorie counters amid sales slump

Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors. The tests of the "Skinny Slice" pies began this week at several dozen restaurants in Toledo, Ohio, and West Palm Beach, Florida.


Related Topix: Food, Pizza, Dining, Baked Goods, Dessert, Pies, West Palm Beach, FL

4 hrs ago | Journal-Advocate

Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild job

For animal trainers on film sets, the job can be wild. Getting snakes on a plane takes a bit of heat or light, but cajoling a bear to perform for the camera can require buckets of fried chicken.


Related Topix: Food, Fast Food, Animal Rights

8 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Hot and spicy boost for Restaurant Brands

Restaurant Brands New Zealand, the nation's largest fast-food operator, increased second quarter revenue 5.8 percent as it benefited from increased sales at its largest KFC fried chicken chain and ramped up expansion at its newest Carl's Jr burger chain. Sales rose to $108 million in the 16 weeks ended Sept.


Related Topix: Dining, Fast Food

12 hrs ago | NBC Bay Area

Freak SoCal Downpour Wreaks Havoc

A sudden thunderstorm with strong winds knocked down a power line, part of a tree limb and flooded streets in Lake Elsinore Tuesday. Tony Shin reports for NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. from Lake Elsinore Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Lake Elsinore, CA, Flying, Hobbies, Wildomar, CA, Weather

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Brandon Sun

House bill would require outside oversight of VA to cut delays, costs in building hospitals

The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centres take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project. Republican congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado says the Veterans Affairs Department's oversight of construction projects is dysfunctional and leads to delayed health care.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Veteran Affairs

San Bernardino County Sun

Halloween: Whata s new at Knotta s Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights, other are theme parks

When the nights grow chilly and leaves begin to fall, our thoughts turn to Halloween. People love to be scared, even if it's only a little bit, and the theme parks in our area are ready to help with creepy offerings for families or the most daring individuals.


Related Topix: Progressive-Rock, Holidays, Halloween


Eat a Wienerschnitzel corn dog and you could win a million bucks

Then head over to Wienerschnitzel and pick up a corn dog because the hot dog chain has brought back its “Cash in on a Corn Dog” sweepstakes. This year's grand prize is $1 million.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Cookies, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Cake, Redlands, CA, San Bernardino, CA


Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover

Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.


Related Topix: Nutrition, Food, Fruits

WISH-TV Indianapolis

DNR urges deer hunters to donate venison to hungry

Indiana's conservation officers are urging the state's deer hunters to donate some of the venison they take in the upcoming hunting season to programs that help feed low-income families. The Department of Natural Resources says the Sportsmen's Benevolent Fund program provided nearly 270,000 high-protein venison meals to hungry families during the 2013-2014 deer season.


Related Topix: Food, Venison, Meat, Guns

KFMB-TV San Diego

Lawyer for woman accused in husband's murder claims self-defense

A mother of three murdered her schoolteacher-husband in their Carlsbad home and waited a day and a half before turning herself in, a prosecutor said Monday, but a defense attorney said his client shot her spouse in self-defense because she couldn't take his abuse anymore. Julie Elizabeth Harper, 41, is charged in the Aug. 7, 2012, death of 39-year-old Jason Harper, a math teacher and volleyball coach at Carlsbad High School.


Related Topix: Self Defense, Carlsbad, CA, San Diego County, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Fall TV: ABC comedy a black-isha tackles cultural identity

The new ABC comedy “black-ish” partially came out of a conversation Anthony Anderson had with his son a couple of years ago. The actor-writer says that one day his then-12-year-old told him, “Dad, I don't feel black.” Taken aback, he let his son explain that his world was very different than the one in which Anderson grew up - “in the hood, in Compton.” “The existence that my son knows is nothing short of privilege, being in private school since the age of 4, and his surroundings in that environment is what he was referring to,” Anderson says.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Inglewood, CA, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Comedy, The Bernie Mac Show

Thewestmorland Gazette

Action needed to curb sugar intake

More must be done to curb the nation's sugar intake to reduce the "costly burden" of tooth decay, experts have said. Current World Health Organisation recommendations state that adults should get no more than 10% of their daily calories from "free" sugars.


Related Topix: Nutrition, Food

Gazette Series

Stars getting stuffed for charity

Stars including Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood are getting their teeth into a fundraising challenge as they are pictured filling their faces for a good cause. Former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle and Blue's Simon Webbe - a contestant on the new series of Strictly - have also posed with tasty treats ahead of the annual World's Biggest Coffee Morning, which takes place for Macmillan Cancer Support later this month.


Related Topix: Ubisoft, Strictly Come Dancing, Video Games, Craig Revel Horwood, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Food


Two Vietnam Veterans Receive Medal Of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.


Related Topix: Veteran Affairs, Opelika, AL

Cybercast News Service

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

Marc Winocour and his two sons have enjoyed some success transforming the family farm into a field-to-table company that includes bread ovens, delivery trucks and a boutique. Revenues are climbing more than 50 percent a year.


Related Topix: Baked Goods, Bread, Food, Francois Hollande

A vinegar producer has been given an award for using traditional flavours and characteristics.

Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars won the Nigel Barden Heritage Award at the Great Taste Awards for its golden raspberry and apache chilli vinegar. The company, based in Park Road, Chipping Norton, was recognised for using rare breeds of heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.


Related Topix: Fruits, Food, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom

Maldonandburnham Standard

Surprize! Apple is orange and pink

An award-winning fruit grower has struck a deal with Tesco to trial a newly-developed yellow and orange-skinned apple with pink flesh. The unusual variety - named Surprize and described by Tesco as a "real head-turner" - has been bred by apple expert William Barnett at a farm in Tillington, near Hereford.


Related Topix: Fruits, Food

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Deming Headlight

New Mexico vets' personal information compromised

The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, Veteran Affairs, Social Security, Personal Finance, Albuquerque, NM

The Baltimore Sun

Tough time to sell Ukraine president's 'mouthwatering' candy empire

A chance to buy the candy empire of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is the kind of opportunity in a fast-growing market that would normally have multinational confectioners - like Nestle or Cadbury's parent Mondelez - drooling at the prospect. But despite owning factories in four countries and making $1.2 billion in annual sales, Ukraine's "chocolate king" may have a hard time finding a buyer for his company, now that its founder is the leader of a country at war.


Related Topix: Food, Chocolate