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Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife... Read more »

Published 8 minutes ago


California governor signs right-to-die legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday making California the fifth state in the nation to recognize a right to die for terminally ill patients, saying the emotionally charged bill forced him to... Read more »

Published 20 hours ago

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Yankees' CC Sabathia to enter alcohol rehab center, miss playoffs

CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the postseason, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game. Read more »

Published 22 hours ago

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At Asian film fest, new etiquette shows rise of mobile app

Kakao Talk, a popular mobile messaging app in South Korea, must have annoyed its share of moviegoers. Read more »

Published 23 hours ago


3 share Nobel medicine prize for new tools to kill parasites

Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of... Read more »

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Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting

Pope Francis opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues Sunday by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he said the church... Read more »

Published Oct. 4, 2015


Walking the Americas: Woman preps for 5-year trek

The night before Bethany Hughes started on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,650-mile hike from Mexico to Canada, she was so wired that she kept rifling through her bags. Read more »

Published Oct. 4, 2015


Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court's agenda

Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues confronting the Supreme Court over the next nine months as the court's new term begins Monday. Read more »

Published Oct. 3, 2015


EPA sets limit for toxic pollutants released into waterways

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric... Read more »

Published Sept. 30, 2015


Colorado high court weighs ski resorts' avalanche liability

Colorado's highest court heard arguments Tuesday on whether ski resorts are liable for avalanches within their boundaries — a question with potentially far-reaching implications for the... Read more »

Published Sept. 29, 2015


GOP: Planned Parenthood spends federal money on politics (+video)

Republicans accused Planned Parenthood on Tuesday of spending millions of dollars on political activities, travel and lavish salaries, as the GOP tried to build a case for terminating the group's... Read more »

Published Sept. 29, 2015


Coke ending sponsorship of dietitians group

Coca-Cola says it will not renew its sponsorship of a professional group for dietitians, bringing to a halt one of the many outreach efforts on health by the world's biggest soda maker. Read more »

Published Sept. 29, 2015


Senate advances stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown

The Senate on Monday delivered a strong vote of confidence to a bipartisan spending bill that's needed to head off a government shutdown at midnight Wednesday. Read more »

Published Sept. 28, 2015


Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is switching parties to become a Republican because she feels abandoned by Democrats

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, a longtime Democrat, says she is switching to the Republican Party because she feels abandoned by Democrats in her fight against same-sex marriage. Read more »

Published Sept. 25, 2015


Clinton aims to tackle out-of-pocket health care costs

Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed a series of steps on Wednesday to lessen the burden of out-of-pocket medical bills for Americans covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2015


Study: Diagnosis wrong too often, urgent improvement needed

Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis over their lifetime, a report predicts, calling diagnostic errors a blind spot in modern medicine that sometimes causes... Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2015


Senate Dems likely to block GOP bill curbing late abortions

Democrats seem certain to block Republican legislation banning most late-term abortions in a Senate showdown with plenty of political significance but little suspense. Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2015


Pope Francis arrives in US, faces a polarized country

Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his "church of the poor" to the world's wealthiest superpower and a country polarized over issues closest... Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2015


Clinton says she won't let GOP 'tear up' health care law

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday hailed President Barack Obama's health care law for reducing the rate of uninsured Americans and vowed to defend it against Republican opposition if she wins the... Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2015


Former peanut exec gets 28 years in prison for outbreak

A former peanut company executive was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak, the stiffest punishment ever handed out to a producer in a foodborne... Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2015

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Emmy wins for Viola Davis, Jon Hamm 'Transparent,' 'Veep'

Long-standing barriers fell at Sunday's Emmy Awards as Viola Davis became the first non-white actress to claim top drama series acting honors, Jon Hamm finally won for "Mad Men," and "Game of... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2015


AP Investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response

KENEMA, Sierra Leone — The chlorine was expired. The protective gear was missing. And the red tape was so thick that responders fighting last year's Ebola outbreak had trouble getting... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2015


Warner Bros. to make Chinese-language films in HK venture

Hollywood studio Warner Bros. and a Chinese investment company said Sunday that they will jointly produce Chinese-language movies for the international market, as entertainment companies in the... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2015


VW chief 'sorry' after EPA says firm skirted clean air law

The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2015


Oklahoma tobacco endowment eyed to fund teacher pay raise

Fifteen years after Oklahoma voters created an endowed trust for programs that discourage tobacco use and promote healthy lifestyles, a state lawmaker wants to use the fund to finance pay raises... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2015

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