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The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.
February 20, 2015
Blaming his absence during a vote on too-small underwear that makes him uncomfortable, a member of Canada's House of Commons earns applause from his colleagues.
February 20, 2015
The law comes after high-profile scandals have shed a negative light on the practice. In one case, an Australian couple refused to accept their Down Syndrome child born to a Thai surrogate mother.
February 20, 2015
The lethal bacterium that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital is one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.
February 20, 2015
Cyclone Marcia made landfall north of Brisbane as a powerful Category 4 storm but has since been downgraded. Cyclone Lam hit in sparsely populated Arnhem Land.
February 20, 2015
Greece made its latest proposal Thursday, just over a week before the bailout is due to expire. Friday brought reports of a German-led bloc that's willing to have Greece exit the Eurozone.
February 20, 2015
Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.
February 20, 2015
While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey to becoming an American.
February 20, 2015
For defending champions the San Francisco Giants, the excitement of spring training is tempered by concern for manager Bruce Bochy, who underwent heart surgery Thursday.
February 20, 2015
Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.
February 20, 2015
Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.
February 20, 2015
Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.
February 20, 2015
NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles three Iranians who discuss their dreams — and hopes that have been dashed previously.
February 20, 2015
In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.
February 20, 2015
The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.
February 19, 2015
Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was taken into custody by members of country's intelligence service. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to fight against those who try to destabilize his country.
February 19, 2015
A video showed fans pushing a black man off a crowded train and then chanting, "we're racist." The club said it may seek to ban those people for life.
February 19, 2015
The planes used to spray Agent Orange in Vietnam weren't retired from service — they were used by reservists in the U.S. for more than a decade after the war, exposing the crews to harmful chemicals.
February 19, 2015
The couple acted quickly on the judge's order, getting a license and having a ceremony, but the Texas attorney general said the marriage was void.
February 19, 2015
Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.
February 19, 2015

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