Pro photographers let dogs have their day

May 26, 2014

Pro photographers let dogs have their day

by Sue Manning

It takes more than a squeaky toy and a camera to capture memorable pet portraits. Professional pet photographers in the increasingly competitive business quiz owners about their dogs’ personalities, find the ideal setting and use favorite toys to bring out the best in the ...

Osaka museum offers Big Bang for your buck

May 16, 2014

Osaka museum offers Big Bang for your buck

by Jason Jenkins

Tokyo is teeming with opportunities for families to learn and play, but the nation’s capital doesn’t have a monopoly on educational fun. Osaka has many great places for kids, including the popular Big Bang Science Museum. Located between downtown Osaka and the Kansai International ...

Are teens being enticed by sweetened cigars?

May 12, 2014

Are teens being enticed by sweetened cigars?

by Anna Edney

Flavored cigars that are popular with teens contain the same additives found in Jolly Rancher candies and Kool-Aid drink mixes, lending weight to the argument that tobacco companies take aim at youth, researchers said. Almost every flavor chemical found in tested sweets, including grape ...

Sunday's double-sainthood is not without controversy

Apr 25, 2014

Sunday's double-sainthood is not without controversy

by Ella Ide

Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will join the roster of saints at a historic Vatican ceremony on Sunday seen as an attempt to unite conservatives and reformists, with some 800,000 pilgrims expected in Rome. The double canonizations of two of modern-day Catholicism’s ...