General News Archive - May 05, 2009


New York City reached its lowest rate of smoking on record -- 15.8 percent, with 350,000 fewer smokers than in 2002, city health officials said.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.