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Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
Aug. 27, 2015
Wild swans — which all belong by law to the Queen — are among Britain's most cherished birds. But there's been an uptick in incidents of neglect and cruelty. Some swans are even being eaten.
Aug. 27, 2015
The church implied it might leave the Scouts when they changed the policy. Now, the church says as long as it can use its own criteria for appointing leaders, it will go on sponsoring troops.
Aug. 26, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden said in a conference call with Democratic National Committee members that he's considering whether he has the "emotional fuel" to mount a 2016 presidential campaign.
Aug. 26, 2015
A county judge ruled the state's use of the lethal injection was constitutional, but further appeals are all but certain.
Aug. 26, 2015
The retail giant says that because of a drop in customer demand, it will focus on other hunting and sportsmen's firearms.
Aug. 26, 2015
Citing an attorney who represents the Klamath County Peace Officers Association, Oregon Public Broadcasting says the deputies feared retaliation from the sheriff.
Aug. 26, 2015
President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo lacks a crucial element: a U.S. prison to hold captives too dangerous to release. The Pentagon is considering military prisons in Kansas and South Carolina.
Aug. 26, 2015
Both the Dow Jones index and the S&P 500 saw gains of nearly 4 percent; the Nasdaq index rose even higher.
Aug. 26, 2015
When Casey Corcoran found his email address in the adultery website's customer database, he told his wife. It was a mistake, and he wanted her to know that. Then they did some computer forensics.
Aug. 26, 2015
Post-Katrina recovery varies with each neighborhood. In some, residents never returned. Others have seen an influx of newcomers, creating a different mix of people who now call the city home.
Aug. 26, 2015
With abortion, infanticide and neglect, parents are taking steps to ensure there are boys in the family. Only six countries had a skewed boy-girl ratio in 1995. Today the number is up to 21.
Aug. 26, 2015
ABC News says a man claiming to be Flanagan sent a fax that arrived after the killings, and that the same person also called to identify himself as the suspect
Aug. 26, 2015
The Federal Communications Commission called a meeting with Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcasting Group. A dispute between the companies has blocked major channels for more than 5 million people.
Aug. 26, 2015
Today's deadly shooting of two journalists on live TV has reopened a conversation about how (or even if) sensitive material like the video should be shared.
Aug. 26, 2015
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Aug. 26, 2015
The synthetic opioid fentanyl is used for surgery and to treat severe pain. Abuse has always been a problem. But now that it's being used to cut heroin, the risk of overdose or death have soared.
Aug. 26, 2015
U.S. drug officials have traced a sharp spike in the already climbing death toll from heroin overdoses to an additive — acetyl fentanyl. The fentanyl is being cooked up in clandestine labs in Mexico.
Aug. 26, 2015
There was a time when a teacher showing up on a student's doorstep probably meant something bad. But increasingly, home visits are being used to spark parental involvement.
Aug. 26, 2015
In 50 years, Amelia Boynton Robinson went from being beaten on a bridge in Selma, Ala., to being pushed across the bridge in a wheelchair alongside the president of the United States.
Aug. 26, 2015

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