Cyclists decry Golden Gate Bridge speed limit plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Plans to put the brakes on bicyclists riding across the Golden Gate Bridge has cycling enthusiasts crying foul in this urban center of two-wheeled activism.

Hundreds of commuters, residents and tourists ride the bridge's stately span each day, and occasionally there is a smash-up when bikers run into one another or collide with tourists drinking in the views. Still, the city was taken by surprise this week when bridge officials proposed speed limits as a way to reduce the accident rate on San Francisco's signature landmark.

Mexican hunger-striker gets trip to royal wedding

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fairy tale has come true for a poor Mexican teenager who spent 16 days on a hunger strike hoping to wrangle an invitation to Britain's royal wedding. Touched by her attempt, a good Samaritan put up the airfare to London, where she hopes to at least watch the festivities from outside Westminster Abbey.

Estibalis Chavez, a 19-year-old studying for her high-school equivalency degree, drew public attention in February when she camped in a tent outside the British Embassy in Mexico City for more than two weeks. She hoped her perseverance would get her invited to the gala wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Crews clean up train tanker leaking acid in Colo.

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) -- A hydrochloric acid spill forced hundreds of residents of a town just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy to spend a day away from home while crews transferred the dangerous chemical from a leaking train tanker to a safe container.

Evacuations were ordered for 255 homes in Monument, a town of 6,800 near Colorado Springs, after the leak was discovered by another passing train around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. It's not clear how long it had been leaking as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train traveled from Kansas toward Denver.

Everyone was allowed to go home by 10 p.m. after the acid was pumped from the leaking tanker into another one.

Nature reserve set aside for rare Asian 'unicorn'

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered saola, raising hope for the antelope-like species' survival, a wildlife official said Monday.

The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, but is locally known as an Asian "unicorn." They are thought to number from a few dozen to a few hundred, and are threatened by poachers wanting its horns. The conservation group WWF says none has survived in captivity.

The land set aside last week in the central province of Quang Nam is rich in bio-diversity and home to an estimated 50 to 60 saolas, said Pham Thanh Lam, director of the Forest Bureau in the province.

Synthes deal would boost J&J finances, future

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Health giant Johnson & Johnson could boost its revenue and profit in the short term by buying Switzerland's Synthes Inc., while quickly gaining a dominant position in the growing market for orthopedic surgery products.

The Swiss maker of implants and instruments for bone and tissue repair confirmed Monday that it's in talks about a possible purchase by Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of medical devices, drugs and consumer health products.

The sale of Synthes could make multibillionaire chairman Dr. Hansjorg Wyss the richest man in Switzerland. He owns 40 percent of the company, and his family's trust owns an additional 8 percent, according to Synthes' 2010 annual report.

The Profits of Health Insurance Plans

Health insurance plans can look like an added expenses that you may not actually need. Nevertheless, health insurance may be helpful for a number of causes. You can seek through health insurance plans to get the better one for you, whether it is something that only covers the some and far-between doctor's visits you might want throughout the year, or disability coverage that takes into account any serious health issues that you might have. Health insurance, if it is the correct plan, can assist as a hugely good separate of maintaining you healthy.

IRS paid $513M in undeserved homebuyer tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than a half-billion dollars in homebuyer tax credits to people who probably didn't qualify, a government investigator said Friday.

Most of the money - about $326 million - went to more than 47,000 taxpayers who didn't qualify as first-time homebuyers because there was evidence they had already owned homes, said the report by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration. Other credits went to prison inmates, taxpayers who bought homes before the credit was enacted and people who did not actually buy homes.

A Consumer's Head to Health Care Overtake

The six-month day of remembrance] of the act of the health care overtake, more of the law's provisions will be effectively. Most consumers, even so, won't attend any alterations until later Jan. 1, once their new health insurance plan year begins.

Meanwhile, employees will be coming fix for fall's "open enrollment" period, when they pick their health coverage for the adopting year. In addition, people who buy their have health insurance will be researching their choices. Medicare beneficiaries will be able to change their coverage after this year if they want.

Here's a look at how the law affects people who get their coverage at work, buy their own health insurance or are entered in Medicare.