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Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.
August 19, 2014
Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: gasoline prices have been falling lately.
August 19, 2014
Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.
August 19, 2014
Health plans come in a dizzying variety. There's been a blurring of definitions lately that makes the jargony choices more confusing than ever. Here's help.
August 19, 2014
To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?
August 19, 2014
There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola — or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.
August 19, 2014
When it's a hummingbird moth, a transformer in the insect world.
August 19, 2014
Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.
August 19, 2014
The USS Houston was hit by the Japanese on Feb. 28, 1942; 700 sailors and Marines died. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea was the wreck of the Houston.
August 19, 2014
The move comes after their cease-fire was extended for another 24 hours. It's unclear if the extra time will allow an agreement to stop the Gaza conflict that has killed more than 2,000 people.
August 19, 2014
Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.
August 19, 2014
The St. Louis suburb has been tense since the Aug. 9 shooting by an officer of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager. Thirty-one people were arrested overnight in violence between protesters and police.
August 19, 2014
It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."
August 19, 2014
USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."
August 19, 2014
Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.
August 19, 2014
Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.
August 19, 2014
Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
August 19, 2014
Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy.
August 18, 2014
President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.
August 18, 2014
The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.
August 18, 2014

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