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Movie Review: Hillary Swank gives inspirational ‘Ordinary Angels’ both the heart and heft it needs

Feb. 21, 2024 18:24 PM EST

At the end of “Ordinary Angels,” we’re given one of those now-see-how-it-really-happened moments with real footage mirroring the climax of the film. That’s a really good thing. Because otherwise, one might be tempted to think the filmmakers had dreamed up a story too sappy...

Today in History: February 14, Aretha Franklin records 'Respect'

Feb. 14, 2024 00:23 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2024. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 14, 1967, Aretha Franklin recorded her cover of Otis Redding’s “Respect”...

Robitussin maker recalls several lots of cough syrup due to possible high levels of yeast

Jan. 25, 2024 12:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of Robitussin cough syrup is recalling several lots of products containing honey due to contamination that could pose a serious risk to people with weakened immune systems. Haleon’s recall covers eight lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and...

A first-ever experiment shows how pigs might one day help people who have liver failure

Jan. 18, 2024 18:01 PM EST

Surgeons externally attached a pig liver to a brain-dead human body and watched it successfully filter blood, a step toward eventually trying the technique in patients with liver failure. The University of Pennsylvania announced the novel experiment Thursday, a different spin on...

Roy Calne, a surgeon who led Europe's first liver transplant, has died aged 93

Jan. 07, 2024 11:48 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Roy Calne, a pioneer of organ transplantation who led Europe’s first liver transplant operation in 1968, has died aged 93. Calne’s family said he died late Saturday in Cambridge, England, where he was professor emeritus of surgery at Cambridge University. ...

Today in History: December 23, Japanese war leaders are executed

Dec. 23, 2023 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 23, the 357th day of 2023. There are eight days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 23, 1948, former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese war leaders were executed in Tokyo. ...

After scary health ordeal as a player, Savannah Rennie returns to Cal as assistant volleyball coach

Dec. 08, 2023 14:25 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A bouquet of bright yellow sunflowers recently arrived at Savannah Rennie's office from a friend at USC who supported her through a life transition last year. “Just because,” the assistant volleyball coach at the University of California explained with a...