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Capitol Watch: Felder rejoins Dems, lawmakers' summer plans

Jul. 6, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, a Democratic state senator who had crossed party lines to empower Republicans is being welcomed back to the Democratic majority. Meanwhile, with the session over lawmakers are turning their attention to retail politics back home. Here's a look at...

Army veteran transforms his life with yoga

Jul. 6, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At his darkest point, Bryan Fant was addicted to vicodin, benzodiazepine, prozac, Xanax and various other powerful medications. All had been prescribed by the Veterans Administration to treat his debilitating pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Multiple deployments to Saudi...

Lions, tigers and yoga: animal sanctuary has unique program

Jun. 24, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Lions and tigers and ... yoga? An animal sanctuary in Sarasota has begun a unique yoga program amid the enclosures housing some of its 50 big cats. The Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that a recent session sold out at Big Cat Habitat & Gulf Coast Sanctuary. The intent is to...

Thousands of employees do yoga in front of Disney castles

Jun. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pluto wasn't doing a downward dog, but thousands of Disney workers unrolled their yoga mats in front of castles at the company's theme parks in Florida, California, France, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The mass yoga events around the world on Friday marked the fourth year that Disney...

India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence

Jun. 21, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — If China has panda diplomacy, India has yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Since then, just as China under President Xi Jinping has given countries pandas for their zoos...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Jun. 21, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

Indian Muslim students practice yoga at a school in Ahmadabad ahead of International Yoga Day. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his host, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attend a mass gymnastics performance in Pyongyang. Hong Kong residents turned up for a...

Beer yoga integrates mind, body, community at microbreweries

Jun. 13, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

BARRE, Mass. (AP) — Pigeon pose and pale ale. Lotus and lager. The contemplative practice of yoga isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of beer. But combining the two seemingly disparate experiences has become a popular offering at microbreweries in Central Massachusetts. For...

Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'

Jun. 7, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then spreading on social media. For one class period, students used a...

At stores and online, health care moves closer to customers

Jun. 4, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

Health care is moving closer to patients. Drugstores are expanding the care and support they offer, and telemedicine is bringing doctors and therapists to the family room couch as the system shifts to help people stay healthy and attract customers who want convenience. CVS Health offered the latest example on...