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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. Read more »

Published 5 hours ago

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Read more »

Published 7 hours ago

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to... Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

Published 16 hours ago

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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks for fisheries in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest... Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

Published 18 hours ago

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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks to fisheries in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Read more »

Published yesterday

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. Read more »

Published yesterday

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New fears about Ebola spread after infected man flies from country to country

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

Published yesterday

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House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice

A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. Read more »

Published yesterday

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'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs

Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17 billion

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays,... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Read more »

Published yesterday

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All families need to have the financial 'talk'

It's the conversation that many families put off. And then put off some more. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures

Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Read more »

Published yesterday

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