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Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.
October 23, 2014
The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.
October 23, 2014
More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is it struggling?
October 23, 2014
All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
October 23, 2014
Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.
October 23, 2014
Fifty-eight-year-old Kevin Vickers is being hailed as a hero for reportedly shooting the gunman who attacked the Parliament.
October 23, 2014
Frustrated scientists argued Wednesday that making nasty viruses even worse in the lab provides crucial insight into preventing pandemics. Others say it just ups the risk a lab germ will start one.
October 23, 2014
Amber Vinson, 29, the second of two nurses diagnosed with the disease after treating an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital, has no sign of the virus as of late Tuesday.
October 23, 2014
The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City demanding justice.
October 23, 2014
A man identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was killed by police in a Parliament building in Ottawa. He's being described as a recent convert to Islam.
October 23, 2014
The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a mine field in Hong Kong. A selfie with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweet.
October 23, 2014
The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.
October 23, 2014
The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.
October 23, 2014
The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City Wednesday demanding justice.
October 23, 2014
Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.
October 22, 2014
A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.
October 22, 2014
State and local health officials will begin monitoring all passengers entering the U.S. from countries hard hit from Ebola. The monitoring will last for 21 days.
October 22, 2014
The St. Louis Post-Disptatch has obtained an autopsy report on the shooting of Michael Brown. It leaves a lot of questions about the shooting of the 18-year-old by Officer Darren Wilson.
October 22, 2014
The dearth of water in this state is showing no signs of easing. Officials have introduced plans to revamp the water rationing and distribution systems until the rains come. If they ever come.
October 22, 2014
How is a rare strain of malaria spreading near cities in Southeast Asia? That's the question that's been puzzling a team of scientists. And they're using drones to find the answer.
October 22, 2014

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