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The two new polio cases in Nigeria are the first detected on the African continent in more than 2 years.
Aug. 12, 2016
Flight 429 from Boston to Sacramento was forced to divert to South Dakota after hitting severe turbulence. Passengers describe the plane suddenly plunging as people went flying.
Aug. 12, 2016
As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.
Aug. 12, 2016
Algorithms teach computers how to process language. But because they draw on human writing, they have some biases. Researchers are trying to weed out those problematic associations.
Aug. 12, 2016
A series of explosions struck at least five resort areas in Thailand, killing at least four people and injuring dozens. The country's military junta relies on revenues from the vital tourism industry.
Aug. 12, 2016
About 67 percent of Chileans older than 15 are overweight, and processed food is one of the major culprits. Health officials hope more obvious labeling will help people make healthier choices.
Aug. 12, 2016
Polls show Hillary Clinton is leading among white, college-educated voters — a demographic group that has consistently voted Republican for decades. But Donald Trump has pushed many over to Clinton.
Aug. 12, 2016
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demostrates zeal.
Aug. 12, 2016
Federal environmental regulations for lead in drinking water still leave room for concentrations high enough to pose a health hazard, critics say.
Aug. 12, 2016
Some people are trying to treat autoimmune problems with an unlikely tool: worms that live in your gut, permanently. Scientists are finally starting to figure out if they work.
Aug. 12, 2016
In the women's 100-meter freestyle final, two swimmers touched the wall in the same instant. Simone Manuel also made U.S. history.
Aug. 11, 2016
It's likely the last installment of a rivalry that has defined men's swimming for most of this century. The two swam this same event back in 2004.
Aug. 11, 2016
Thanks to an aggressive recovery effort, a species of tiny foxes endemic to California recovers in what researchers say is record time.
Aug. 11, 2016
Thursday's theme is American stars sparring each other. Biles topped Aly Raisman as they went 1-2 in the women's all-around. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were set to renew their rivalry in the pool.
Aug. 11, 2016
Kate Steinle's death in San Francisco, allegedly at the hands of an undocumented felon, has been a focal point for opponents of sanctuary city policies who say dangerous criminals are being released.
Aug. 11, 2016
The new advisers include several longtime GOP fundraisers and critics of Hillary Clinton. The GOP presidential nominee's initial list last week consisted entirely of white men.
Aug. 11, 2016
Arianna Huffington, who established the news site in 2005, is going to focus on Thrive Global. She says it will address health and striking a balance between work and personal life.
Aug. 11, 2016
Expectations were high, but for Rio's poorest, the games are coming up short. "Who is enjoying the games?" asks one man. "Not the poor. It's only for the tourists." But even tourists are staying away.
Aug. 11, 2016
The devastating Valley Fire is believed to have been caused by an improperly wired hot tub. Four people were killed and more than 1,300 homes were destroyed in last year's blaze.
Aug. 11, 2016
Peter Dutton was reacting to a report in The Guardian newspaper that found shocking allegations of abuse against children on the island nation of Nauru.
Aug. 11, 2016

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