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Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. Read more »

Published Sept. 24, 2014

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South Africa: Rescuers amputate leg to save man

South African rescue workers recently performed surgery on the side of a cliff, amputating the leg of a man whose foot was jammed between rocks in a drama reminiscent of the ordeal of Aron Ralston,... Read more »

Published Sept. 24, 2014

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Learning how to survive a plane crash

They raced down the slide, one by one, like children on a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged. Read more »

Published Sept. 24, 2014

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Red Cross team attacked while burying Ebola dead

A Red Cross team was attacked while collecting bodies believed to be infected with Ebola in southeastern Guinea, the latest in a string of assaults that are hindering efforts to control West... Read more »

Published Sept. 24, 2014

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FDA warns doctors to beware fake drug distributors

U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals. Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2014

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Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military... Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2014

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US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January... Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2014

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Sierra Leone considers repeating Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone is considering another nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of Ebola, after a largely successful one in which teams visited more than 1 million households to hand out information on... Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2014

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Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak

Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March... Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2014

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Where do we draw the line on spanking?

In study after study, as many as 8 out of 10 adults in America say spanking is an appropriate form of discipline. Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2014

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Closely watched Hawaii lava flow stalls

Lava that's threatening rural communities on Hawaii's Big Island has stalled. Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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Judge upholds video limits in Jodi Arias trial

A judge Monday refused to lift restrictions on camera coverage of the penalty phase retrial in Jodi Arias' murder case. Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules

The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a... Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on. Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined Activision's fight to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the company's popular "Call of Duty"... Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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APNewsBreak: 'The Lion King' makes history

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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'The Lion King' earns record box office

Here's something the folks at Disney can take real pride in: "The Lion King" is the top ticket of all time. Read more »

Published Sept. 22, 2014

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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs clinic law

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has pointed toward comedian Joan Rivers dying at a surgery clinic while defending a Texas law that would shutter abortion facilities statewide. Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2014

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'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 million

The young-adult thriller "The Maze Runner" raced to the box-office top spot with $32.5 million, sprinting past Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones." Read more »

Published Sept. 21, 2014

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Polly Bergen, versatile actress, singer dies at 84

Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President," died Saturday,... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance

Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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2-day iHeartRadio festival kicks off on Las Vegas

Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new... Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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Guilty verdict in peanut trial should send warning

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people's welfare. Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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Actress detained by police refuses to apologize

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders. Read more »

Published Sept. 20, 2014

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FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year

The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2014

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