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People are getting the message about the dangers of secondhand smoke at home, a CDC study says. But half of smokers still light up in the house, putting the health of relatives and friends at risk.
September 04, 2014
What are the chances somebody with Ebola will fly to the U.S. by late September? One team of scientists say it could be as high as 18 percent. And the risk is even higher for the U.K.
September 04, 2014
The report says the IV line delivered the fatal-dosage of drugs to the surrounding tissue rather than directly into the bloodstream, resulting in the prolonged execution of Clayton D. Lockett.
September 04, 2014
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals' decision overrides a July ruling by a three-judge panel that imperiled subsidies for people buying insurance in states that rely on the federal exchange.
September 04, 2014
In efforts to defeat Ebola, the government could have done better, says Lewis Brown. But he stands by the tough calls that have been made — including the controversial quarantine in West Point.
September 04, 2014
Whatever your pleasure — crispy, soft, gooey or nicely tanned — it's easy to customize the classic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie. Just follow these expert tips.
September 04, 2014
The ruling could cost BP billions of dollars. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier found that BP's gross negligence was mostly responsible for biggest oil spill in U.S. history.
September 04, 2014
Ellen McDonnell worked her way from overnight producer to overseeing all of the network's news programs. Her departure closely follows that of NPR's senior vice president for news.
September 04, 2014
It used to be that dry eye syndrome was considered a problem for middle-aged women. But with all those screens we're staring at, that nasty sandy feeling is becoming much more common.
September 04, 2014
Superintendents make almost no difference when it comes to student success, according to a new report.
September 04, 2014
The cobra was likely kept as a pet. Authorities warned residents to watch their children closely and tell them to avoid snakes.
September 04, 2014
For the fifth straight month private companies added more than 200,000 jobs, according to the ADP National Employment Report. That's usually enough to keep pushing down the unemployment rate.
September 04, 2014
As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.
September 04, 2014
By morning, order had been restored. Authorities said some of the teens involved in the overnight riot were the same ones who escaped earlier this week.
September 04, 2014
In a video, Ayman al-Zawahri said its aim was to bring Islamic law to the entire subcontinent. The expansion, he said, was more than two years in the making.
September 04, 2014
The alliance's supreme allied commander in Europe says what Russia is doing in Ukraine is something "we thought would never happen again." Meanwhile, Russia warned Ukraine against trying to join NATO.
September 04, 2014
You don't get to see this too often; a man (in this case, a very talented man) totally possessed by his muse. Watch pianist Glenn Gould deep in what psychologists call "A Flow State."
September 04, 2014
New York City is scrambling to make good on its promise to provide preschool for all. That means hiring roughly 1,000 new teachers. But few will likely be men.
September 04, 2014
When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.
September 04, 2014
Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.
September 04, 2014

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