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A drop in global oil prices saved U.S. drivers $100 billion last year. Good news, right? Not so, say some economists. The energy industry is now so big that cheap oil may actually hurt the economy.
Jan. 28, 2016
Security forces killed scores of people in Burundi in December. Now Amnesty International says images suggest that victims were buried in mass graves, possibly to cover up the extent of the killings.
Jan. 28, 2016
Of the 302,532 students who took the Advanced Placement Calculus exam, Cedrick Argueta, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker and a Filipina nurse, was one of 12 to earn every single point.
Jan. 28, 2016
This week's Marrakesh Declaration is the latest effort to dissociate Islam from ISIS and other jihadist groups. But will the declaration be heeded? Similar efforts have had limited effect.
Jan. 28, 2016
Millions are still uninsured, even as the Jan. 31 deadline to sign up for a plan under the Affordable Care Act approaches. No deadline extensions this year, federal health officials warn.
Jan. 28, 2016
Kahlo painted Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) in 1928 and sold it in 1929. Conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts say the maids in the portrait may have cared for Kahlo after a violent car crash.
Jan. 28, 2016
*Or it might not. After reading Southern California Gas Company's 618-word disclaimer on its leaking-gas-well updates, all we know for sure is that the future is a complete mystery.
Jan. 28, 2016
Private insurers billed California $387.5 million to treat just 3,624 patients with new medications for hepatitis C. The people are covered by the state's Medicaid program.
Jan. 28, 2016
Gov. Paul LePage's comments follow remarks earlier this month in which he characterized drug dealers as men named "D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" who come to Maine and "impregnate young white girls."
Jan. 28, 2016
If elected, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders would be the oldest president ever. His campaign has released a physician's letter that says the 74-year-old is "in very good health."
Jan. 28, 2016
A new study shows that women with parents of different background are more likely to consider themselves "multiracial" than men.
Jan. 28, 2016
The late Chuck Williams of Williams-Sonoma collected 4,000 cooking artifacts from around the world. The vast collection will be the basis of a new museum run by the Culinary Institute of America.
Jan. 28, 2016
Scientists need curiosity, determination — and luck. We're especially interested in that last bit, so tell us your stories of mistakes and surprises that led to discoveries in the last few years.
Jan. 28, 2016
Statistics on health problems and death are sobering. But an author of the report finds reasons to be hopeful as well.
Jan. 28, 2016
Clay tablets confirm that 14 centuries before Europeans first mapped the movement of planets, Babylonian astronomers were doing it. In a way, scientists say, their techniques were "very modern."
Jan. 28, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health say they're working to combat Zika that will include developing lab tests and a vaccine.
Jan. 28, 2016
A report from New York's attorney general points to abusive practices in the market for live-event tickets on sites such as StubHub.
Jan. 28, 2016
With its vibrant watercolor illustrations and delicate hand-lettered recipes, artist Marcella Kriebel's cookbook is as much an art project as a manual for making tasty meals from Latin America.
Jan. 28, 2016
Mexican authorities said they put Ethan Couch on a plane in Mexico City. The 18 year old, who was on probation for killing four people while driving drunk, had fled to Mexico with his mother.
Jan. 28, 2016
When the gloomy octopus of Australia turns dark and towers threateningly over his neighbor, he's likely signaling aggression, scientists now say. Neighbors get the message — they turn pale and flee.
Jan. 28, 2016

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