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GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.
July 23, 2014
Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This isn't sitting well with a group that assists Jewish victims of terror.
July 23, 2014
Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.
July 23, 2014
A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.
July 23, 2014
He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.
July 23, 2014
A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.
July 23, 2014
Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
July 23, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration banned flights to the region on Tuesday after a rocket landed about a mile from Ben Gurion International Airport.
July 23, 2014
When the police clamp down on female sex workers, the women may end up taking more risks — and making themselves more vulnerable to HIV.
July 23, 2014
Many part-time workers have to manage unpredictable hours and schedules, which can take a toll on employees. Host Michel Martin learns about how some government officials are addressing the concern.
July 23, 2014
Tour de France cyclists need to eat up to 9,000 calories a day to maintain their health and weight during the race. But many teams hire chefs to elevate the meals to gourmet status.
July 23, 2014
A Beverly Hills auction house has an unusual fossil for sale. It's not an ancient animal. It's something an ancient animal left behind — and it's very, very long.
July 23, 2014
The two jets were downed less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down, killing 298 people.
July 23, 2014
New York and five other states are helping women on Medicaid get contraception immediately after giving birth. New moms can get an IUD or long-acting implant before leaving the hospital.
July 23, 2014
More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.
July 23, 2014
In the digital age, our online accounts don't die with us. A proposed law might determine what does happen to them. But the tech industry warns the measure could threaten the privacy of the deceased.
July 23, 2014
In an interview with NPR, the White House's Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before this conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. That's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.
July 23, 2014
In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, The Netherlands will come to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims land in Eindhoven.
July 23, 2014
A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?
July 23, 2014
Both Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.
July 23, 2014

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