- EXCHANGE: Old school razors making a comeback Updated: May-03-15 2:13 pm
MANTENO, Illinois - Most guys would consider shaving nothing more than a daily inconvenience. Others opt for beards just to avoid the whole skin-scraping process.
- Inked and irked: Apple Watch users report tattoo problems Updated: May-01-15 8:10 pm
NEW YORK - It's an annoying problem for the unlucky few: the Apple Watch's heart rate monitor and even some other features might not work if you have a tattoo on your wrist.
- Ex-Auschwitz prisoner, barber to camp commander, dies at 95 Updated: Apr-30-15 11:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died. He was 95.
- Proposal: Free sunscreen dispensers in Boston public parks Updated: Apr-28-15 8:28 am
BOSTON - A Boston city councilor is hoping to bring a hint of the beach to the city's public areas.
- New York attorney general sues 2 tanning salon chains Updated: Apr-24-15 8:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general has filed suit against two tanning salon chains, accusing them of downplaying health risks while playing up the allure of bronze skin.
- Editorials from around New York Updated: Apr-22-15 12:20 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
- Tanning bed ban for young people again clears NC House Updated: Apr-21-15 6:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House has again agreed to ban children from using tanning beds in the state, citing efforts to protect young people from skin cancer.
- L'Oreal reports higher first quarter sales Updated: Apr-20-15 12:52 pm
PARIS - French cosmetics giant L'Oreal says it pulled in 6.44 billion euros ($6.9 billion) in sales in the first quarter, 14 percent higher than a year earlier thanks to double-digit growth across its range of high-end and mass-market beauty products.
- As gentrification alters DC, shop sign captures tension Updated: Apr-18-15 9:20 am
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia native Latosha Jackson-Martin wants the sign she posted outside her father's 50-year-old hair salon in Bloomingdale to remind residents that the neighborhood they see today isn't what it used to be.
- Beautician cleared of murder plot sues Los Angeles County Updated: Apr-14-15 5:01 pm
LOS ANGELES - A skin-care specialist who was acquitted of plotting to murder a rival beautician she mistakenly blamed for stalking her has sued the Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives who investigated the case.
- Visiting empty desk of S. Korea ferry victim helps mom cope Updated: Apr-14-15 12:22 pm
ANSAN, South Korea - Once or twice a week, a mother's ritual begins.
- Idaho veterans face long waits for specialty medical care Updated: Apr-09-15 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Patients seeking care at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Boise continued to experience some of the longest waits for care in the entire VA system, even after Congress appropriated billions of dollars to help fix chronic delays, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press.
- Utah vets face delays receiving health care, despite reforms Updated: Apr-09-15 12:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The number of military veterans facing long waits for medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities in Utah has barely budged since the summer, even after Congress gave the department an additional $16.3 billion to hire more doctors, open new facilities and expand the number of patients approved for treatment outside the VA system.
- Some Washington state VA facilities face wait time problems Updated: Apr-09-15 12:03 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting timeliness goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets.
- New York VA facilities have few delays, some patients wait Updated: Apr-09-15 6:14 am
ALBANY, New York - Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics in New York are relatively good at seeing patients promptly, but veterans seeking care at facilities upstate are much more likely to face waits of a month or more.
- Salt Lake County finds most tanning salons follow parent law Updated: Apr-09-15 5:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake County health officials says most tanning bed facilities are following state laws requiring minors to have a parent with them each time they tan.