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Salvage workers plan to move the Costa Condordia from the spot of its deadly wreck off the Italian coast this week. The ship will eventually be used for scrap.
July 14, 2014
To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.
July 14, 2014
Israel's military said it downed a drone along its southern coastline on Monday, the first time it encountered such a weapon since its campaign against the Gaza Strip militants began last week.
July 14, 2014
Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt says it will become the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America.
July 14, 2014
Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, an imported shrub from Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
July 14, 2014
Some say the box on job applications that asks, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" prevents ex-offenders from getting a fair shot. New laws prohibit firms from asking about a criminal record.
July 14, 2014
We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.
July 14, 2014
Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday.
July 14, 2014
Karyn Parsons, best known for her role as Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, now runs an organization that makes animated short films about influential African-Americans throughout history.
July 13, 2014
In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Francis is quoted as calling pedophilia a "leprosy in our house." The Vatican has disputed parts of the article.
July 13, 2014
In a World Cup filled with surprises, Argentina's hardy defense now faces a powerhouse German team that handily defeated Brazil to reach Sunday's final game.
July 13, 2014
Thousands of residents of Northern Gaza are heeding Israeli warnings and leaving their homes in anticipation of a new assault. U.N.-run schools expect to shelter tens of thousands of evacuees.
July 13, 2014
A video captures a rapid 35 degree temperature drop followed by the onslaught of golf-ball sized hail at a beach in Novosibirsk.
July 13, 2014
Maazel, a second-generation American, was one of the most internationally prominent conductors in both Europe and the United States in the post-World War II era. He died Sunday at the age of 84.
July 13, 2014
The rocket, built by commercial firm Orbital Sciences, carries an unmanned Cygnus capsule. It lifted off from a pad at Wallops Island, Va.
July 13, 2014
Drummer Tommy Ramone died at the age of 65 on Friday. He was the last original member of the punk band that gave him his name. Their music was influential, but ahead of its time.
July 13, 2014
The retired Anglican bishop said former South African President Nelson Mandela's end-of-life robbed him of his dignity.
July 13, 2014
If the Kremlin's claim is true, it would be the first time that Moscow has reported casualties on its side of the border in such an incident.
July 13, 2014
The World Cup ends Sunday with the Germany-Argentina match. Brazil finished its run in the tournament Saturday after two consecutive losses that have set off some national soccer soul-searching.
July 13, 2014
The warnings came as an Israeli commando squad made the first incursion into Gaza since the six-day offensive began.
July 13, 2014

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