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About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.
October 21, 2014
The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction found that despite U.S. counternarcotics efforts, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan reached a record high in 2013.
October 21, 2014
One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are only meant for adults.
October 21, 2014
In northern Iraq, Kurdish fighters have won back territory from the so-called Islamic State only to lose it again. ISIS is using a range of explosives, inflicting heavy Kurdish casualties.
October 21, 2014
The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be foreign government do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.
October 21, 2014
Stories of trafficking — including a sting using a "Walking Dead" actress — are making headlines. An expert talks about the practice, which victimizes millions around the world.
October 21, 2014
CNN called it a "presidential love triangle" at an Illinois polling location, but, really, the episode was just some good fun.
October 21, 2014
Jeffrey Fowle was arrested in June for allegedly leaving a Bible in his North Korean hotel room. Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae remain in custody.
October 21, 2014
Using math and imagination, a college professor creates a new kind of kippah.
October 21, 2014
It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.
October 21, 2014
Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.
October 21, 2014
Some Israelis are flying to China to buy most everything they need to furnish a home. They say it's cheaper than buying in Israel, though there are also cautionary tales of shopping trips gone wrong.
October 21, 2014
If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.
October 21, 2014
Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that's cropped up in Hong Kong.
October 21, 2014
In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.
October 21, 2014
When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.
October 21, 2014
To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.
October 21, 2014
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
October 21, 2014
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was among those who denounced The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams, calling it anti-Semitic and anti-Israel.
October 21, 2014
Christopher de Margerie, CEO of Total, was 63. He and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.
October 21, 2014

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