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Breathing interruptions while sleeping can triple the risk for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks. But why? Research suggests apnea may predispose blood vessels to damage.
Jan. 6, 2016
Despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy S. Moore has instructed probate judges not to issue licenses to same-sex couples.
Jan. 6, 2016
The newest Star Wars Monopoly game featured Finn, Kylo Ren, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader — but not the latest film's heroine, Rey. Hasbro says it will add her to the game this year.
Jan. 6, 2016
A leading expert of the daguerreotype started photographing a gardener's collection of heirloom vegetables 15 years ago. They've published a book to honor the unusual varieties in the collection.
Jan. 6, 2016
Astronomers observed two arcs of X-ray emissions near a supermassive black hole. They say this shows "black holes can create, not just destroy."
Jan. 6, 2016
More than 200 employees and customers were sickened last August at a restaurant in California. A grand jury subpoena requires Chipotle to produce a range of documents in connection with the outbreak.
Jan. 6, 2016
Gun control advocates say that will tighten a big loophole allowing guns to change hands illegally. Gun rights groups say the president's executive order will mostly penalize law abiding gun owners.
Jan. 6, 2016
"I can't abide by people imposing their values on me," the plaintiff in the case has said. A court accepted his case on Tuesday.
Jan. 6, 2016
Cows are holy in the Hindu religion, and so is their dung. That's why Amazon in India is selling cow dung cakes to city dwellers.
Jan. 6, 2016
Deciphering events in North Korea often resembles long-distance psychoanalysis more than reporting. The country's latest nuclear test is no exception.
Jan. 6, 2016
An early pioneer in American pet photography, Frees died in poverty and obscurity.
Jan. 6, 2016
More older men are getting screened for colorectal cancer since the federal health law eliminated the out-of-pocket charges for screening test. But there's a catch if polyps are found.
Jan. 6, 2016
Saying that a musical language always includes both rational and irrational parts, Boulez said on Fresh Air, "What I tried to find, that's freedom — but a freedom which is based on discipline."
Jan. 6, 2016
News of the test was announced via state-owned Korean Central Television, which reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un personally ordered the test in December.
Jan. 6, 2016
Does digital media require moderation, like eating some tasty foods, or abstinence, like cigarettes? An expert weighs in.
Jan. 6, 2016
The bush-disguise bit in Born In East LA. The murder scene in Selena. I watched these dozens of times as a kid, but as an adult, they've come to mean more.
Jan. 6, 2016
"Will the folks will on Wall Street like me? No. Will they begin to play by the rules if I am president? You better believe it," Sanders said Tuesday.
Jan. 6, 2016
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens should be interrogated by the baseball commissioner the same way Pete Rose has been, opines sports commentator Frank Deford.
Jan. 6, 2016
Consumers love gadgets and they're demanding more of them in their cars. At the Consumer Electronics Show, automakers are unveiling hints of the increasingly automated car of the future.
Jan. 6, 2016
The announcement follows a magnitude 5.1 earthquake that shook the rogue nation's nuclear test site.
Jan. 5, 2016

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