LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.
DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - An undercover New York detective pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to gang assault in connection with an attack on an SUV driver who was chased for several miles along a Manhattan highway by a group of motorcycle riders. Detective Wojciech Braszczok, 32, arrived in state Supreme Court in Manhattan with his face completely obscured by a wool scarf and left the building the same way. Braszczok is one of 11 motorcyclists charged in a 14 count indictment with pursuing a sport utility vehicle on September 29 driven by a man traveling with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Riders surrounded the car, smashed the vehicle's windows and dragged the driver Alexian Lien, 33, from the car and beat him in a videotaped incident that went viral on the Internet.
By Richard Weizel FAIRFIELD, Connecticut (Reuters) - John and Ann Betar eloped on November 25, 1932, fleeing their close-knit Syrian neighborhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and driving as fast as they could to Harrison, New York, to avoid Ann's father's plans to marry her off to a man 20 years older. Now, as their 81st wedding anniversary approaches on Monday, the couple, named on Valentine's Day by Worldwide Marriage Encounter as 2013's "longest married couple" in America, can only laugh as they look back on the commotion they caused. "Everyone was hopping mad, and my wife's aunt consoled my father-in-law by telling him not to worry, the marriage won't last," chuckled John Betar, now 102 and still driving "though not quite as fast as the day we got married." Ann Betar, 98, said she "had no choice but to elope because my father was set on me marrying a much older man, and I was 17. "That's why she married me, she loved that car," joked John Betar, as he sat on a couch holding his wife's hand in the waterfront house they have shared since 1964.