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When Greg O'Brien found out he'd be a grandfather, he was excited. He was also sad. His granddaughter, he knew, would never know the real him.
June 17, 2017
Los Angeles County report leaves the cause of death undetermined, but also points to heart disease and Fisher's drug use as contributing to her death in December.
June 16, 2017
The destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with the Philippine-flagged vessel in the early morning hours Saturday local time. "The extent of damage is being determined," the U.S. Navy says.
June 16, 2017
The number is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search for victims, an operation that could take weeks. British authorities are launching a criminal investigation.
June 16, 2017
More than 124,000 suspected cases have been reported over the past six weeks. And the health-care system is collapsing.
June 16, 2017
Authorities have identified the man who they believe set off the explosion Thursday, killing himself and seven others and injuring dozens more. Police say they found bomb-making materials at his home.
June 16, 2017
After five days of deliberations, a jury has found a Minnesota police officer not guilty of manslaughter over the deadly shooting of a black man during a traffic stop last July.
June 16, 2017
It's highly unusual for the government to restrict the ability of Americans to go abroad. A full-on ban would have to come from Congress, but the secretary of state has authority to restrict travel.
June 16, 2017
The longtime German chancellor, who led West Germany and later a unified country, died Friday. Kohl helmed two vast integration projects: Germany's reunification and efforts to forge a European Union.
June 16, 2017
In a study of people from a variety of professions, dressmakers had superior 3-D vision. Could their endless hours of delicate handwork be honing eyesight?
June 16, 2017
The former German chancellor led West Germany and later a reunified country from 1982 to 1998. His party, the Christian Democratic Union, confirmed Kohl's death on Twitter.
June 16, 2017
The change follows a ruling last year by an Oregon judge that allowed an Army veteran to legally identify as non-binary — neither male nor female. Several countries already recognize a third gender.
June 16, 2017
In 1980, Dr. Hershel Jick wrote a one-paragraph letter about low rates of addiction among hospitalized patients given narcotics. It was later cited as evidence that long-term opioid use was safe.
June 16, 2017
Michelle Carter's defense attorney had maintained that the case was one of suicide, not homicide. But a judge said her "wanton and reckless conduct" resulted in Conrad Roy's death.
June 16, 2017
The president took to Twitter: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" It's not clear exactly what the president is referring to.
June 16, 2017
Whole Foods, which opened its first store in Austin, Texas, back in 1980, now has 465 markets in North America and the U.K.
June 16, 2017
Food played a big role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dahl's other books. His daughter remembers fanciful "midnight feasts" and says her father used mealtime to test out new characters.
June 16, 2017
"So far, I have no 100 percent confirmation of this information," Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, after defense officials said they believe a strike might have killed the ISIS leader.
June 16, 2017
There's a global shortage of vanilla beans, because big food companies now want natural vanilla, rather than the synthetic kind. Prices have soared, squeezing bakers and ice cream makers alike.
June 16, 2017
Though Chinese restaurants are now an American staple, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, some Americans staged a multi-pronged effort to shut them down.
June 16, 2017

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