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Weekend exercise on a par with daily workouts

People who exercise mainly on the weekends may reap significant health and survival benefits, on par with people who work out more regularly, researchers said on Jan. 9. Currently, experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. However, no consensus has been ...

Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

Jan 21, 2017

Trump draws far smaller inaugural crowd than Obama

Far fewer people attended President Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday than his predecessor’s swearing-in eight years ago. Photos of the National Mall from President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 show a teeming crowd stretching from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol all the ...

Jan 21, 2017

Trump gets Obama's Twitter handle

Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he is in control of the White House’s powerful social media arsenal, including the official @POTUS Twitter account that has nearly 14 million followers. The technological transition came just ...

Taiwan envoy hails U.S. ties after Trump inauguration

Jan 21, 2017

Taiwan envoy hails U.S. ties after Trump inauguration

The leader of a Taiwanese delegation that defied Chinese anger to attend U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration said Friday that U.S.-Taiwan ties are at a “historic high.” Former Premier Yu Shyi-kun, who headed the Taiwanese government between 2002 and 2005, led an 11-strong team ...

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power

Jan 21, 2017

Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power

Defeated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he has decided to relinquish power, following hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat by a regional military force to make him leave. “I think it is not necessary that a single drop ...

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Jan 21, 2017

Islamic State destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra, Syria

Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday. It was the extremist group’s latest attack on world heritage, an act that ...

Jan 21, 2017

U.S. says airstrike killed over 100 members of al-Qaida in Syria

U.S. warplanes bombed an al-Qaida training camp in Syria, killing more than 100 militants, marking the second major U.S. counterterrorism strike in the final hours of Barack Obama’s presidency, the Pentagon said Friday. A Pentagon spokesman, navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said the camp in ...