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The paradox of Olympians’ “garbage” teeth

FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 file photo, British rower Alan Campbell displays his bronze medal on the podium after the Men’s Single Sculls Final event at the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia. An abscessed lower left wisdom tooth threatened to...
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Phelps 9th-fastest in 200 freestyle at Charlotte

Michael Phelps swims the 200 freestyle in a preliminary event at the Arena Grand Prix swim meet in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Michael Phelps swims the 200 freestyle in a preliminary event at the Arena Grand Prix swim meet in Charlotte, N.C.,...
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Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

A woman douses water from a hose around her home as her neighbor’s home burns during a wildfire Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Escondido, Calif. One of the nine fires burning in San Diego County suddenly flared Thursday afternoon and burned close to homes, trigging thousands of...
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C&O USRA 2-6-6-2 will be Returned to the Rails!

Milepost 832 Folks, this is B-I-G! You can read the announcement for yourself but the whole thing in a nutshell is that the B&O Museum in Baltimore will be transferring C&O 2-6-6-2 #1309 to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for restoration and operation on its line....
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Jury decided quickly to convict mom in killings

Julie Schenecker looks at her family members as she is escorted out of the courtroom after being found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder at the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse, Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. Schenecker, 53, is the woman accused of killing her two...
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Tears for relatives after fatal hunger strike

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2007,file photo shows, the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, Ky. One doctor has been fired and another is in the midst of being dismissed from penitentiary, after an inmate, James Kenneth Embry, went on a hunger strike and died Jan. 13, 2014. (AP...
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Durant’s Thunder take on Spurs after clipping LA

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, hugs Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin after the Thunder won of Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won104-98, taking the series 4-2. (AP...
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2 new murder charges for ex-Patriot Hernandez

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley points to a reporter as he and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, far left, and others on his staff hold a news conference in Boston, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Conley announced that former New England Patriots’ player Aaron...
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Lessons from 2003 fires help San Diego area

Greg Saska stands outside his home that was destroyed by wildfire as he talks about his loss, Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Carlsbad, Calif. Nine fires in all were burning an area of more than 14 square miles (36 square kilometers) amid a heat wave and dry conditions, said San Diego...
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Like a year ago, Pacers face Heat in East finals

Indiana Pacers forward David West reacts to the team’s 93-80 victory over the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014. The Pacers advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. (AP...