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Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power

Studio estimates say "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Teen Choice Awards to honor young stars

Tyler Posey of "Teen Wolf" and Sarah Hyland of "Modern Family" are hosting Sunday night's 2014 Teen Choice awards, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Age is not a cage: 90-year-old musicians go strong

There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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'Mad Max' director 'heartbroken' over Mel Gibson scandals

"Mad Max" director George Miller was "heartbroken" over Mel Gibson's string of scandals in recent years. But he says that isn't why he recast the lead part in the post-apocalyptic auto action... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Afghan actor links cultures as US war translator

Afghani actor Fahim Fazli says being a translator with the U.S. Marines in Afghanistan was his way of giving back to his adopted country. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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US bots flagged Ebola before outbreak announced

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering

Same-sex marriage bans across the country are falling while some Nebraska officials are holding strong to the state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws. Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unwavering

As state bans on same-sex marriages fall across the country, some Nebraska officials are holding strong to that state's status of having one of the nation's most restrictive laws, which affects... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Ebola starting to take an economic toll in region

Caterpillar has evacuated a handful of employees from Liberia. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Ltd. has suspended a drilling project. British Airways has canceled flights to the region. ExxonMobil and... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2014

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Lack of experience fuels West Africa Ebola crisis

When Ebola hit Uganda two years ago — the third outbreak in a dozen years — the president quickly went on TV and urged Ugandans to avoid touching each other. Health officials speedily... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread. Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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New 'trashy' reality TV show focuses on recyclers

"Human Resources," which debuts Friday on the Pivot network, will focus not on hard-partying beachgoers but on a socially conscious recycling company. The "reality docu-drama" chronicles what it is... Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Study ties new gene to major breast cancer risk

It's long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Major provisions of veterans health care bill

approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times... Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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FDA warns that tattoo inks can cause infections

The Food and Drug Administration is warning tattoo parlors, their customers and those buying at-home tattoo kits that not all tattoo ink is safe. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Spain priest with Ebola stable in Madrid hospital

A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition at a Madrid hospital on Thursday after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Liberia, Sierra Leone race to enforce Ebola quarantine

Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia's capital Thursday from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency. Read more »

Published Aug. 7, 2014

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Back-to-school shopping a chance to teach financial tips to kids

Ready or not, Labor Day is a few weeks away, which means so is another school year. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Study: Oceans more tainted with man-made mercury

In much of the world's oceans, levels of the metal mercury are double to triple what they were before the industrial revolution, a new study says. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Deputy VA secretary cites leadership failures, says more will be disciplined

Failed leadership is one reason some veterans hospitals are falling short as others excel, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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Many still can't use Washington health coverage

Seven months after major glitches in the Washington health exchange were discovered, thousands of state residents still don't have insurance they can use to go to the doctor or fill a prescription. Read more »

Published Aug. 6, 2014

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