Maternal pot use under microscope in Colorado

Feb 4, 2015

Maternal pot use under microscope in Colorado

A Colorado proposal to require warning signs aimed at pregnant or nursing women at shops selling marijuana was rejected Tuesday, but the suggestion renewed debate about how to approach maternal marijuana use. The bill would have required dispensaries to post signs warning about “dangers ...

Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

Feb 1, 2015

Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said Djerrasi (jer-AH-see) died Friday of complications of cancer at his San Francisco home. He was 91. Djerassi was a professor emeritus at Stanford, ...

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

Feb 1, 2015

Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in U.S.

A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States. More than 100 women gathered Friday at the interfaith Pico-Union Project for the inaugural prayer marking the launch of the Women’s Mosque of ...

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

Jan 29, 2015

Snails slide into Thai spa scene

by Denis D. Gray

A snail is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician — all secreting slime to smooth out some wrinkles and give me a younger look. That this latest ...

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

Jan 28, 2015

Michelle Obama navigates limits on women in Saudi Arabia

For first lady Michelle Obama, just a few hours in Saudi Arabia were enough to illustrate the stark limitations under which Saudi women live. Joining President Barack Obama for a condolence visit after the death of King Abdullah, the first lady stepped off of ...

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

Jan 26, 2015

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out contestants from 87 other countries. Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha were the runners-up during Sunday’s competition. Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell and Miss Netherlands Yasmin Verheijen were also among the ...

DeNA founder first woman to own a baseball team in Japan

Jan 16, 2015

DeNA founder first woman to own a baseball team in Japan

Tomoko Namba, the founder of mobile gaming company DeNA Co., has taken over as team owner of the Central League’s Yokohama BayStars, the ball club said Friday. Namba, 52, who in 2013 was listed on Forbes as having a net worth of $545 million, ...