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Small town residents have mixed feelings on No. 1 beach rank

Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. But here, pride was mixed with... Read more »

Published June 15, 2015

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Neuroscience inspires cartoon action in Pixar's 'Inside Out'

Drawing on real neuroscience and the latest psychological research, "Inside Out" goes where no animated film has gone before: Deep inside the workings of a young girl's mind. Read more »

Published June 15, 2015

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Quake-hit Nepal reopens damaged heritage sites for tourists

Nepal on Monday reopened most of the cultural heritage sites that were damaged in a pair of devastating earthquakes, hoping to lure back foreign tourists. Read more »

Published June 15, 2015

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Wedding guest list perils: How to follow your budget

Wedding planner Joyce Scardina Becker has a simple system for compiling wedding guest lists. Divide people into three categories: yes, maybe and no. Read more »

Published June 14, 2015

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Study of returns to the ER suggests lack of follow-up care

No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a... Read more »

Published June 14, 2015

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WHO: MERS not spreading outside S. Korea hospitals

The MERS virus in South Korea, which has killed 14 people and infected nearly 140 in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East, hasn't spread outside hospitals among the wider community or... Read more »

Published June 13, 2015

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8 get anti-rabies shots after student brings bat to school

Eight people in Montana are receiving treatment to prevent rabies after a middle school student found a bat at home and brought it to a science class in a bag, exposing up to 150 other children to... Read more »

Published June 13, 2015

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Sierra Boggess to star in 'School of Rock' musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber has tapped a favorite actress to play the school principal in the musical stage version of "School of Rock." Read more »

Published June 12, 2015

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B.B. King kin enlist new lawyer to probe estate suspicions

Two of B.B. King's daughters said Friday that they have enlisted a lawyer involved in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, to review their suspicions... Read more »

Published June 12, 2015

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At 91, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is a frequent flyer

The African president has his hands firmly on the reins of government at home and is frequently on the move, flying around the globe. Read more »

Published June 12, 2015

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After attack, Egypt's Luxor fears new blow to vital tourism

Residents are in a panic in this Egyptian city of monumental pharaonic temples and ancient tombs, fearing that a foiled terrorist attack outside the famed Karnak Temple will kill the tourist... Read more »

Published June 12, 2015

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Brazil may lift visa needed by Americans heading to Olympics

Brazil's tourism minister said Thursday the visa requirements may be lifted for Americans wishing to attend next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an effort that may boost ticket sales. Read more »

Published June 12, 2015

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Economy hit as MERS keeps Koreans indoors, deters tourists

For a South Korean tour agency, the outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome feels like a bigger threat to business than a North Korean attack or nuclear reactor meltdown. Read more »

Published June 12, 2015

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Bobblehead hall of fame, museum finds home in Milwaukee

There's a puppetry museum in Utah. A vacuum museum in Oregon. A roller skating museum in Nebraska. So, why not a bobblehead hall of fame and museum in Wisconsin? Read more »

Published June 11, 2015

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Milan appeals for help managing migrants

Milan city officials have appealed for help in managing the huge flow of migrants arriving from southern Italy after rescue at sea, as increasing numbers are unable to find beds and are sleeping in... Read more »

Published June 11, 2015

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Number of passenger airplanes expected to double in 20 years

Demand for new airplanes around the world will continue to soar as millions of people in developing nations take to the skies for the first time. Read more »

Published June 11, 2015

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Essentials: NYC from the classics to new attractions

If you haven't visited New York City recently, you've got some catching up to do, from the observatory at One World Trade, to the new Whitney Museum, to happening neighborhoods far from Manhattan.... Read more »

Published June 11, 2015

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Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes

Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It's the health care giant's first project under its... Read more »

Published June 11, 2015

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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

s of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual... Read more »

Published June 10, 2015

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Suicide bomber targets ancient Egyptian temple in Luxor; no tourists hurt

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Wednesday just steps away from the ancient Egyptian temple of Karnak in Luxor, a southern city visited by millions of tourists every year, security and health... Read more »

Published June 10, 2015

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Rep. Ryan says Obama health law broken, must be replaced

Efforts by insurers to boost premiums are the latest evidence that President Barack Obama's health care law "just doesn't work" and must be replaced, the Republican chairman of the House Ways and... Read more »

Published June 10, 2015

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Small-town airports close as fewer pilots take to skies

For the first time in 60 years, airplanes won't be roaring down the runway at the airstrip in Onawa, Iowa, this summer. Racing dragsters will. Read more »

Published June 10, 2015

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Airline group suggests smaller carry-on bags to free up bins

Millions of fliers might soon want to buy new carry-on suitcases. Read more »

Published June 9, 2015

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Chris Pratt evolves into leading man in 'Jurassic World'

On a recent afternoon on a Universal soundstage, Chris Pratt was regaling a group of journalists with a story about elk hunting. Suddenly, a gust of air blew through the room, toppling a giant fake... Read more »

Published June 9, 2015

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Ahead of court ruling, Obama says health law now US reality

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that his 5-year-old health care law is firmly established as the "reality" of health care in America, even as he awaits a Supreme Court ruling that could... Read more »

Published June 9, 2015

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