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Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. Read more »

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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by... Read more »

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Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

President Barack Obama opened a trip to Japan Wednesday with a close-up look at the art of sushi making at a tiny Tokyo restaurant with hard-to-come-by reservations and a hefty price tag. Read more »

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Comic book maker forges digital path

To find out if the superhero saves the day, today’s comic book readers don’t have to turn a printed page. Many comic book fans prefer swiping a screen on a tablet or e-reader, and Lion Forge Comics is building its... Read more »

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Misdiagnosed bipolar: One girl’s struggle to get the right treatment

One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical sixth-grader, performing in school plays, running on the track team, goofing around with her two sisters and giggling with girlfriends at sleepovers. Read more »

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Read more »

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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on... Read more »

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Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Summer preview: Shirtless photo tweet helped Chris Pratt enters a new 'Galaxy'

When Chris Pratt tweeted a shirtless photo of himself to flaunt the shape he had gotten into for "Zero Dark Thirty," he got a "giant ball of criticism" from his friends. It also helped land him the... Read more »

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'Wicked' composer, others fight sheet music piracy

By now, some young musical theater fans have received an email from Stephen Schwartz asking them to stop illegally downloading sheet music from any of his shows. Or anyone's show, for that matter. Read more »

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Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921,... Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago

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Zoo launches 'endangered song' to help save tigers

Indie rock band Portugal. The Man and the Smithsonian's National Zoo released an "endangered song" Tuesday for Earth Day to demonstrate the dwindling number of about 400 Sumatran tigers left in the... Read more »

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Bee-friendly garden can help struggling species

Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct. Even native solitary bees are in... Read more »

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'Modern Family' dad opens beer restaurant in Utah

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Read more »

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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one... Read more »

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For babies who can’t grow hair or teeth, a cure might be on the way

When Mary Kaye Richter’s son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn... Read more »

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Summer movie preview: Hollywood bets big again

Like jumbo jets on the runway, Hollywood's summer movies are lined up, ready for takeoff. Will they hit any turbulence? Read more »

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Frank Lloyd Wright tower opens for public tours

Frank Lloyd Wright fans will get their first look at one of his most unusual buildings, an industrial tower with a tree-like design, when a home products company opens its former research and... Read more »

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Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Harry Potter fans: Hogwarts is offering online classes

Muggle-born fans of Harry Potter can now get educated from Potter’s alma mater from the comfort of their own home. Read more »

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Mexico food labeling rules draw fire on sugar

Mexico's new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar. Read more »

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Chris Brown's trial on assault charge delayed

Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington, which had been set for Monday, has been postponed until Wednesday. Read more »

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Exhibit recreates Warhol's 1964 World's Fair mural

Even for a 1964 New York World's Fair that celebrated "The World of Tomorrow," Andy Warhol may have been ahead of his time. Read more »

Published April 21, 2014

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High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial... Read more »

Published April 21, 2014

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