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Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years

All but broken by her son's violent and unexplained seizures, by so many panicked trips from the crib to the emergency room, Jeffrey McCord's mom thought her desperate search for both answers and... Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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It's becoming easier to shop overseas this holiday season

This holiday season, it's almost as simple to shop on the other side of the world as it is to buy from a store down the block. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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South Africa's high crime rate inspires novelist

Novelist Angela Makholwa's fascination with South Africa's violent crime has made her one of the country's most popular writers. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Cambodia 'doctor' faces murder rap in HIV outbreak

An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

A white Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the... Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Spain: Princess Cristina to be tried for fraud

A Spanish judge on Monday ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud — making her the first member of the country's royal family... Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather... Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather... Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening

U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren't doing yet — at least most of the time... Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

For decades, Jackson Hole's reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend and taking in $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates... Read more »

Published Dec. 21, 2014

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Good news from Tom Brokaw: His cancer is in remission

Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that he will soon begin a drug maintenance program after months of chemotherapy. Read more »

Published Dec. 21, 2014

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How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully

How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. Read more »

Published Dec. 21, 2014

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Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season. Read more »

Published Dec. 21, 2014

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Experts expect surge in Cuba tourism under Obama opening

As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, attending dance exhibitions and talks on... Read more »

Published Dec. 21, 2014

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Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity

With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige... Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Over and out: TV flops, exits and endings in 2014

Along with its triumphs, the world of TV had its share of setbacks in 2014. Here's a sample: Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014

Like a serial for the digital age, the book world's most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time. Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not... Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and... Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and... Read more »

Published Dec. 20, 2014

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