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Sixteen families who sued the estate of shooter Adam Lanza's mother will receive nearly $94,000 apiece under the deal. The settlement still needs a judge's approval.
Aug. 4, 2015
The company that makes Spritam says the 3-D-printed pill dissolves quickly, even at the highest doses.
Aug. 4, 2015
In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.
Aug. 4, 2015
For some unknown reason, the insects that transmit sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa are attracted to the color blue. So scientists think blue flytraps could help wipe out the disease for good.
Aug. 4, 2015
Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.
Aug. 4, 2015
A California playground embraces the value of wild play.
Aug. 4, 2015
"We lost two lives – a father and a daughter – at an event that was supposed to be fun," Gov. Maggie Hassan says.
Aug. 4, 2015
More than 200,000 people have been displaced by floods and landslides, with at least 46 deaths reported.
Aug. 4, 2015
Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.
Aug. 4, 2015
A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court.
Aug. 4, 2015
It's called yaupon. Native Americans once made a brew from its caffeinated leaves and traded them widely. With several companies now selling yaupon, it may be poised for a comeback.
Aug. 4, 2015
Berlin is one of Europe's premiere cities, yet it lacks an airport befitting its status due to years of delays and cost overruns. The new airport was supposed open in 2012. Now the target is 2017.
Aug. 4, 2015
In the past 10 years, the global blueberry crop has tripled. Yet the big, round commercial blueberry is a fairly recent innovation. It was created by breeders exactly 100 years ago, in New Jersey.
Aug. 4, 2015
In 2009, then-Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki declared that all homeless veterans would have housing by the end of 2015. New Orleans has made big strides, but in Los Angeles, the problem persists.
Aug. 4, 2015
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is supposed to figure out which medical treatments work best. But there are sharp political and scientific disagreements over how to do that.
Aug. 4, 2015
The airline said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies."
Aug. 3, 2015
Most young children who are extra choosy about what they'll eat eventually outgrow the habit. But research finds that in extreme cases, the pickiness may be linked to depression or social anxiety.
Aug. 3, 2015
Tiny Pearlington, Miss., was obliterated 10 years ago. In a town of 1,700, only two houses survived. Volunteers did most of the rebuilding, for better or worse, and recovery has been slow and uneven.
Aug. 3, 2015
More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the last few years, that has started to change. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
Aug. 3, 2015
Young entrepreneurs in Africa say that they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.
Aug. 3, 2015

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