Teens with little sleep, up diabetes risk

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Vacation deprivation not healthy. In fact, it's costly.

Vacation deprivation not healthy. In fact, it's costly.

Americans are vacation-deprived -- even though they earn fewer vacation days on average than workers in other developed nations, they still leave an average three days unused.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Mother sentenced for daughter's kidnapping

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A woman in England was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for kidnapping and imprisoning her 9-year-old daughter, officials said.

Mother tried for daughter's kidnapping

LEEDS, England, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A jury in Britain was told Wednesday that a 9-year-old West Yorkshire girl was drugged and imprisoned in a plot by her mother to collect reward money.

Mother charged in case of missing girl

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- Charges of child neglect and perverting the course of justice were filed Wednesday against the mother of a 9-year-old British girl who was missing for 24 days.

Shannon's mother appears in court

DEWSBURY, England, April 9 (UPI) -- The mother of Shannon Matthews made a brief court appearance Wednesday in northern England, where a magistrate ordered that she remain jailed.

Mom charged with staging kidnapping

DEWSBURY, England, April 8 (UPI) -- The mother of 9-year-old Shannon Matthews was formally charged Tuesday with staging a kidnapping that galvanized Britain and the world.

Mother of kidnapped British girl arrested

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- The mother of a 9-year-old British girl has been arrested for interfering in the investigation of her daughter's kidnapping.

Shannon remains in police care

YORK, England, March 16 (UPI) -- A schoolgirl found in a man's apartment in northern England 24 days after she vanished will remain in police care for several days, officials said Sunday.

Police finding no trace of missing girl

WAKEFIELD, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British police have yet to find any sign of 9-year-old Shannon Matthews, despite an extensive search that has taken them through area ponds and storm drains.

More vacations could mean better health

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- As Americans fight highway traffic and flood crowded vacation destinations this summer, they could be improving their health.
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Shannon Louise Matthews(born 9 September 1998) is a British girl who disappeared on the afternoon of 19 February 2008 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. The search for the 9-year-old became a major missing person police operation which was compared to the earlier disappearance of Madeleine McCann. She was found alive on 14 March 2008 at a house in Batley Carr, also in West Yorkshire and only a short distance away from Dewsbury. The house in question belonged to 39-year-old Michael Donovan, the uncle of Craig Meehan - the boyfriend of Shannon's mother. Meehan was later convicted on several accounts of possessing child pornography.

Donovan - formerly known as Paul Drake - was arrested at the scene, and subsequently charged with the kidnapping and false imprisonment of Shannon. Karen Matthews, Shannon's mother, was charged with child neglect and perverting the course of justice, on 8 April 2008. The joint trial of Donovan and Matthews commenced at Leeds Crown Court on 11 November 2008 and concluded on 4 December with both defendants being found guilty on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and perverting the course of justice. They were each given an eight-year prison sentence.

Prior to her disappearance Shannon was last seen at 15:10 on 19 February 2008, outside Westmoor Junior School, Church Lane, Dewsbury Moor, the school that she attends, where she had been dropped off after a visit to the Dewsbury Sports Centre swimming pool. This is about half-a-mile from her home in Dewsbury Moor.

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