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Amid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala

Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamourous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected... Read more »

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Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. Read more »

Published 19 hours ago

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David Letterman leaves late night with thanks and a smile (+photos, videos)

There are those who will argue that the world of television hasn't suffered such a loss in nearly a generation, and they're right. Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called... Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed... Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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CVS to spend $10.4 B in cash on drug distributor Omnicare

lth will spend more than $10 billion to buy pharmacy services provider Omnicare and tap a growing target for prescription drug distribution: care for the elderly. Read more »

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David Letterman to sign off as late-night host

After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman is signing off. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsured

Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults who were insured all last year lacked adequate protection from big medical bills based on their income, according to Commonwealth Fund research. Read more »

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Clinton says childcare needs to be a national priority

Improving child care needs to become a national priority, Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Wednesday, and she urged Republicans in Congress to provide more federal money to help working families care... Read more »

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Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

y to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new... Read more »

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B.B. King to be laid to rest next week in Mississippi Delta

The body of blues legend B.B. King will return next week to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began. Read more »

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Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids' lives

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures — up to 20 a day. Read more »

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DEA wrapping up 4-state prescription drug crackdown in South

Federal drug agents raided medical clinics, pharmacies and other locations across the South on Wednesday, wrapping up what a federal official called a long-running crackdown on prescription drug... Read more »

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New museum in John Wayne's Iowa hometown celebrates his life

Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It's the... Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Godzilla creator sues US studio, alleges copyright violation

Japanese movie studio Toho Co. said Wednesday it is suing Voltage Pictures and a director in a lawsuit complaining that promotions of an upcoming film infringe on its copyright to Godzilla. Read more »

Published May 20, 2015

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Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. Read more »

Published May 19, 2015

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How to garden with pets in mind

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets. Read more »

Published May 19, 2015

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Suicides rates stay low for young children, but troubling increase among black boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show. Read more »

Published May 18, 2015

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Summer skies: airlines to fly record number of passengers

A record number of travelers are expected to take to the skies this summer thanks to a rebounding economy. Read more »

Published May 18, 2015

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Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor — and injects it into... Read more »

Published May 18, 2015

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Summer fun: coasters, pop culture rides and Orlando Eye

A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer's must-do list for theme park and amusement fans. Read more »

Published May 18, 2015

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David Letterman's retirement ends partnership with Bill Murray

Bill Murray has walked onto David Letterman's show dressed as Liberace, a jockey and a football player, flown onto the set in a Peter Pan outfit, worked out while singing "Let's Get Physical" and... Read more »

Published May 18, 2015

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'Pitch Perfect 2' leaves 'Mad Max: Fury Road' in the dust

The ladies of "Pitch Perfect 2" hit all the right notes opening weekend, amassing a huge $70.3 million debut, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. Read more »

Published May 17, 2015

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Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' as it comes to an end

"Mad Men" will end its glorious run tonight not with a bang or a whimper, but a resolution that will ring true to the spirit of the series. Read more »

Published May 17, 2015

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