NYC seeks to ban food stamp recipients from spending them on soda, other sugary drinks

NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

Israeli prime minister sounding out Cabinet ministers on possibility of new settlement curbs

Israeli premier weighing new settlement curbs

San Francisco targets McDonald’s over toys in Happy Meals in latest aggressive health measure

San Francisco considers banning Happy Meals toys

Koreas meet to work out details of proposed family reunions

Koreas meet to discuss family reunions

SEOUL, South Korea — Red Cross officials from the two Koreas tried to work out differences Friday on holding reunions for families separated by civil war, a day after the North hinted it might fire artillery on activists who disperse anti-North leaflets.

Senate passes legislation to make school lunches healthier, feed more low-income children


Iroquois lacrosse team turned away from airport, hopes passport dispute can be resolved soon

Iroquois lacrosse team hoping for ID resolution

Calif. candidate Jerry Brown tells Jewish-rights group he regrets ‘propaganda’ remark

Brown regrets ‘propaganda’ remark in CA gov race

Brown addresses Jewish group after remarks likening Calif rival’s strategy to Nazi propaganda

Brown addresses ‘propaganda’ remark in CA gov race

Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius promotes anti-childhood obesity plan to mayors

Sebelius stumps for anti-childhood obesity plan

More schoolchildren are getting dinner from Uncle Sam as USDA after-school program expands

For more children, dinner is coming from Uncle Sam

South African police officers being forced to get fit under new health program

Fitness program whipping SAfrican cops into shape

Obama, Medvedev discuss final issues on nuclear arms reduction treaty

The White House

Government has pushed fitness efforts even as childhood obesity has climbed

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama



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California Governor Schwarzenegger drops in on US troops in Iraq, reminds them to ‘pump up’

Schwarzenegger drops in on US troops in Iraq

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