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Bug spray sales will spike in the U.S. as Zika virus continues to spread

Obama has a $1.8 billion plan to combat Zika. Here's how other industries are responding to the spreading virus.

Panthers or Broncos? God does not care

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl? Most people say God — almighty, all-knowing, compassionate, righteous, faithful, forgiving and with about 100 other biblical attributes — has no interest... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Americans' views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

Republicans and Democrats divide sharply over views on Islam, Muslims and how a U.S. president should label violent extremists. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Palestinians kill Israeli officer before being shot dead

Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before police shot and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

Republican Sen. Rand Paul dropped his 2016 campaign for president Wednesday, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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3 teens arrested in deadly shooting at Seattle homeless camp

Three teen brothers suspected in a drug-related shooting that left two people dead and three wounded at a well-known Seattle homeless camp will remain in custody. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Higher temperatures makes Zika mosquito spread disease more

The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Missing reporter voluntarily returns to China for investigation

A Chinese journalist who disappeared while seeking asylum abroad turned up Wednesday, telling his wife by phone he voluntarily returned to China for an investigation, in the latest case of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jimmy Carter faces biggest accomplishment so far: Eradication of Guinea worm in Africa

Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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North America, China power GM to record $9.7b annual profit

Strong earnings in North America and China and a reversal of fortunes in Europe powered General Motors to a record net profit of $9.7 billion last year. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Cellphone video: Inside a Somalia flight after explosion

The cellphone video pans from passengers, some wearing oxygen masks, in seats toward the back of the airliner in flight, and then swivels to the empty front area with a hole in the side of the... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Here's an unexpected way to get healthier while sitting

Although sitting is said to be the new smoking, there's one way you can sit and still reap health benefits. All it takes is two needles and some yarn. Knitting, it turns out, has both physical and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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In a U.S. divided on gun control, Facebook takes a stand to ban gun ads

Facebook announced this month that it has banned gun ads from its site in an effort to curb illegal gun sales that may contribute to gun violence. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Why food prices don't drop when gasoline prices decline

Transportation is indeed only one piece of the farm-to-table process, so consumers should not expect food costs to tumble alongside prices at the pump. It's likely producer and consumer behaviors... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Former NFL quarterback Ken Stabler had brain disease CTE

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Report finds record number of US exonerations in 2015

The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 percent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides, a new report shows. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted

The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Korean woman raises 200 dogs saved from streets, restaurants

Puppies bark and wag their tails as they follow a gray-haired woman through a hillside compound that shelters more than 200 dogs. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas

Health officials in Texas on Tuesday reported the first case of the Zika virus being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America — a person who was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Super Bowl ads this year might stick to 'good taste'

As the Super Bowl turns 50 and faces middle age, will this be the year that advertisers stick to — gasp — good taste? Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Italian senators debate same-sex union bill under Vatican's watchful eye

ROME -- Italian senators have begun voting on a historic law to give legal rights to same-sex couples for the first time, a key test for the authority of the Vatican, which has for centuries had a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Muslim Americans involved in terrorism 'rose dramatically' in 2015

The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorism cases “rose dramatically” in 2015, although the overall threat they posed to public safety has been exaggerated, says the author of... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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France bulldozes refugees' church, mosque

A church and mosque in France’s “jungle” camp for migrants and refugees have been destroyed, despite authorities’ reportedly promising not to demolish the places of worship. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Western Wall deal hailed by US Jewish groups

JERUSALEM -- American Jews are celebrating an Israeli government decision to greatly expand — and fund — a pluralistic egalitarian prayer section adjacent to the Western Wall plaza as a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Did the media gloat over Trump's Iowa loss?

After coming in second at the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump became the media's scapegoat. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Agency: North Korea plans satellite launch this month

Weeks after its fourth nuclear test, North Korea announced plans Tuesday to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket later this month, in what critics see as a covert test of banned... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Standoff leader heads back to court in bid to leave jail

A federal judge will consider Tuesday whether the leader of an armed group that took over a national wildlife refuge should remain in jail, while four holdouts drag out the standoff that began a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics

The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior

A senior Education Department official apologized on Tuesday for what he acknowledged was poor judgment related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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New Algerian law punishes violence against women

A new Algerian law has come into effect this week punishing violence against women and sexual harassment, in a victory for feminist groups that had fought for years for the legislation. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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A look at who won the Iowa caucus versus who won the nomination, from 1980 to now

By the end of the day Monday, the nation had a clear picture of where voters in Iowa leaned in terms of presidential candidates. Kind of. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz topped Donald Trump in the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Obama pushes for every child to learn computer science as a basic skill

In his weekly radio address, the president calls for coding "a basic skill, right along with the three ‘Rs." Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight (+videos)

A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Watch Punxsutawney Phil forecast: Early spring is coming

Staten Island Chuck says early spring is coming. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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UBS bank shares plunge as rich investors withdraw money

Swiss bank UBS saw its shares slide on Tuesday on news that investors had pulled billions out of its division serving wealthy clients — a token of the market turbulence that has shaken the... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Details remain scarce in death of Virginia 13-year-old

David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers were promising engineering students at Virginia Tech, described by those who knew them as ambitious and focused. Nicole Madison Lovell was an energetic... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Airstrikes destroy IS radio station in Afghanistan

U.S. airstrikes have destroyed an Islamic State-operated radio station in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Happy Valentine's — NYC museum shares love stories of early immigrants

Immigrant life in New York City at the turn of the 20th century could be tough — but there was always room for love. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Figuring out why teens turn to pornography

The struggle against pornography is real, but helping teens identify underlying stressors and learn healthier coping mechanisms may curb porn use faster than attacking porn itself. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Americans are packing classes in how to survive a shooting

Study your surroundings. Find exits. Identify makeshift weapons. Americans are gleaning those tips and others as they pack classes on how to react to and survive a shooting. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Cruz tops Trump in Iowa; Clinton, Sanders in tight Dem race

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Son of Oregon occupier killed by police calls shooting 'grossly wrong'

Week after week, as the standoff in rural Oregon unfolded, reporters descended and police swirled around the federal wildlife refuge where his father was sequestered, Robert Finicum, 30, remained... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Game On: Iowa caucuses kick off 2016 presidential election

After a long year of campaigning, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates face voters for the first time, battling in Iowa Monday for a boost toward the White House — or in many... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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