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Some supplements sold to improve workouts contain a stimulant that's been banned and may pose health risks, according to tests. The Food and Drug Administration has warned seven manufacturers.
April 7, 2016
There's a long history of government officials getting FBI scrutiny for mishandling classified information. But prosecutors usually require bad intent or ulterior motives to bring a criminal case.
April 7, 2016
The Patriots lost their first-round draft pick after the NFL found the team improperly deflated footballs. Fans say the team shouldn't be punished while the case is on appeal.
April 7, 2016
Officials around the country are nervously planning ways to avoid long lines at the polls that have been seen already in Wisconsin and Arizona.
April 7, 2016
Sutter Health's network has 24 hospitals and more than 5,000 doctors in Northern California — a huge share of the health care market. Big employers say Sutter has too much clout in setting prices.
April 7, 2016
Brazil's political and economic meltdown is creating challenges for doctors trying to get a handle on the outbreak of Zika.
April 7, 2016
Tax Day falls three days later than usual this year, on April 18. Some families may need that extra time. Experts say changing family demographics are making filing taxes more complicated.
April 7, 2016
Sixty-five years of not knowing what happened to Sgt. Robert Dakin — who was declared missing in action in 1950 — took a toll on generations of his family.
April 7, 2016
Civil liberties groups allege the U.S. government incarcerates some immigrants because they can't afford to pay bond. They would be eligible to be free while waiting for their court date.
April 6, 2016
The pop star said the producer sexually and emotionally abused her. In addition to the hate-crime claim, the judge also dismissed the human-rights claim brought by Kesha.
April 6, 2016
For decades, Sweden has welcomed the world's refugees. But with the arrival of 160,000 migrants, attitudes are starting to change and polarize. "There are two Swedens right now," says a journalist.
April 6, 2016
Lead, the "useful metal," was the pride of the Romans. For the last 5,000 years, it was used in products ranging from water pipes and makeup to wine — until we discovered how poisonous it is.
April 6, 2016
"I was probably the most incorrigible child you could ever meet," the legendary singer once told NPR. "I was already on the way to prison before I realized it."
April 6, 2016
Outlaw, "Okie from Muskogee," poet of working-class values and a fixture in country music for 50 years, Merle Haggard died Wednesday, April 6, his 79th birthday.
April 6, 2016
New York, the fourth state to offer paid leave, will cover 12 weeks of leave — twice what other states offer. San Francisco, meanwhile, becomes the first city to require fully-paid parental leave.
April 6, 2016
Spain's prime minister says it's time to end the mid-afternoon break and move to a more 9-to-5 workday. But many Spaniards say the siesta is an outdated stereotype that's no longer part of daily life.
April 6, 2016
The former Massey Energy CEO also must pay a $250,000 fine for his role in a 2010 mining disaster that killed 29 miners.
April 6, 2016
PR Watch's Lisa Graves says that states can overrule local laws, and that legislatures are increasingly using preemption to stop things like minimum wage increases and protections for LGBT people.
April 6, 2016
The Obama administration requested $1.9 billion in emergency funds to prepare for Zika, but Congress has yet to respond. Now the White House says they'll divert funding intended for Ebola.
April 6, 2016
A black hole with about 17 billion times the mass of our sun has turned up in another remote galaxy. Astronomers now think these mass-eating monsters may not be so rare after all.
April 6, 2016

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