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APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern... Read more »

Published 10 hours ago

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Ohio veteran who rescued orphans in Korean War dies at 97

A retired Air Force colonel who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits inspired a movie starring Rock Hudson has died in Ohio. Dean Hess was 97. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence by bay

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm on Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest on a berm at the edge of an icy... Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Harrison Ford hurt after vintage plane crashes, source says

Harrison Ford was hurt Thursday after his vintage plane crashed on a golf course in Venice on the west side of Los Angeles, a source said. Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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Former BYU pitcher and Utah resident Jeremy Guthrie takes 'Sneakerheadz' mainstream

Jeremy Guthrie strode to the table with a television camera trained on him, settling down behind a pair of microphones. His voice clear and his words concise, Guthrie announced in a mock news... Read more »

Published 17 hours ago

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

The Supreme Court argument over subsidies that help millions of people afford their health insurance suggests that the Obama administration has two chances to attract one critical vote. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Flu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winter

The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Supreme Court justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

The Supreme Court was sharply divided Wednesday in the latest challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul, this time over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Michelle Obama promotes awareness of mental health care

Michelle Obama says mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue. Read more »

Published yesterday

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UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Smithsonian issues ban on using 'selfie sticks' in museums

Cameras and pictures are allowed, but selfie sticks are now banned at the Smithsonian museums. Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill

The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal... Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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Game Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance

With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few... Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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Live from Beijing, it’s ‘Saturday Night’? China wants its own version of ‘SNL’

It’s hard to imagine a Chinese version of “Saturday Night Live” — could mainland censors really abide sharp satires of President Xi Jinping or private-parts-in-a-box... Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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Health officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics

Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children. Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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A year on, what's the latest in the hunt for Flight 370?

Nearly a year has passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the most perplexing mysteries of modern times. Since then, search... Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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Technology can enhance romance if used properly

In between drafting real estate contracts or meeting with clients, attorney Barry Lapides zips off a romantic text to his wife of eight years that reads: “I’m so lucky to have you in... Read more »

Published March 3, 2015

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AP EXPLAINS: Supreme Court case against Obama's health law

The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has... Read more »

Published March 2, 2015

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Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the... Read more »

Published March 2, 2015

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Television's 'Judge Judy' staying in session

Daytime television's most popular personality, "Judge Judy" Sheindlin, has extended her contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020. Read more »

Published March 2, 2015

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GOP senators pledge help if court bars health law subsidies

Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's... Read more »

Published March 1, 2015

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Nebraska looking at ways to lure out-of-state tourists

At 43nd and Broadway in New York City, a digital super screen flashes with Nebraska landmarks: a rolling country road, a glassy lake, a blond-haired family circling a crackling campfire. Read more »

Published March 1, 2015

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