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 Updated: Wednesday April 16, 2014

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8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

GOP derails gender pay gap measure in Senate

Massive rockfall in Yosemite National Park

Sailing family back in US with ailing baby

Shoe stabbing: Punishment phase

Stabbing spree at Pa. high school leaves 20 injured

5th arrest made in Detroit mob attack

Mexican national set to die for 1997 Texas slaying

Fla. woman arrested in topless McDonald's rampage

Russia dismisses West concerns over Ukraine

More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover

Prince George revels in royal play day in NZ

Thailand celebrates new year with water fights

April 8, 2014

Arsenic in well water tied to less brain power in U.S

Arsenic in Well Water Tied to Less Brain Power in U.S

'Milestone' Therapy Produces Leg Movement in Paraplegics

Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds

Carbon Monoxide Poisonings May Rise During Storms

Health Highlights: April 8, 2014

Aspirin Advised for Women at High Risk for Pregnancy Complication

Health Tip: Confused About Healthy Eating?

Health Tip: Know the Hazards of Lead

Aspirin advised for women at high risk for pregnancy complication

'Milestone' therapy produces leg movement in paraplegics

Stem cells show promise for stroke recovery

More U.S. children severely obese, study says

Newark after Booker: City faces takeover threat

Memorial events start for victims of Wash. mudslide

Rampage motive may never be known

Which party has the edge in 2016?

Secrecy surrounds execution drugs

NRA's quest to expand gun rights takes it to court

Convicted Mafia boss re-arrested in Britain

Remains found in 1988 ID'd as missing Arizona mom

Czech fraudster wins new job, steals again and runs

Afghanistan election largely peaceful

Missing jet: China ship picks up 'pulse signal'

Ukraine arrests alleged eastern coup plotters

Explosions, clashes kill 18 soldiers in Iraq

Watch the Tungurahua volcano erupt in Ecuador

April 4, 2014

Caucasian Boys Most Prone to Color Blindness

Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresh

Health Tip: Talk to Kids About Strangers

Obamacare sign-ups hit 7M: White House

Marathon victim sues Glenn Beck for defamation

NY student accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

Death toll climbs to 27 at Washington mudslide

Climbing the social ladder can lead to bullying: Study

Police: Body in DC park is murder suspect

Sister says Craigslist killing suspect is lying

Iraqi man goes on trial in wife's fatal beating

Kansas man accused in guitar string decapitation

Officer questions crying in stiletto heel stabbing case

NATO suspends cooperation with Russia

Malaysian credibility in jet hunt challenged again

Abbas: Palestinians to seek further UN recognition

Kenyans in 'grasscutter' rape case face charges

Synthetic drugs emerging in Asia: narcotics officer

March 31, 2014

New drug lowers cholesterol beyond what statins can do

Can diet soft drinks contribute to heart trouble in women?

Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

New Drug Lowers Cholesterol Beyond What Statins...

New Blood Pressure Guidelines May Take Millions of Americans Off Meds

Can Diet Soft Drinks Contribute to Heart Trouble...

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Boost a Man's Sex Life

Space Travel Alters Shape of Human Heart

Study Ties Daylight Saving Time Change to Heart...

Raised Risk of Heart Trouble Seen in Celiac Disease

Scientists Spot Brain's 'Off' Switch for Water Intake

Doctors' Groups Issue New Guidelines on Treating Common Irregular Heartbeat

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially

Common Gout Drug Tied to Lower Risk of Early Death

Mice Study Sees Link Between Gut Bacteria, Immune Cell Production

Utah teen finds ancient remains in backyard

Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead

Gov't: Immigrant's release unrelated to Pope

No national system to track landslide hazards

Off-duty pilot convicted of groping teen

Pa. Craigslist killing suspect says 2 never showed

Man: 86-year-old NY shooter wanted victims evicted

New corps of US military lawyers help rape victims

2 men arrested over attempted fake bond fraud

Kerry meets with Russia about Ukraine

Brazil police push into Rio de Janeiro slums

Lavrov plays down impact of sanctions

Mixed legacy for Karzai as Afghan president

Jet search effort ramped up; no evidence found

March 29, 2014

 Colon Cancer Test

Overweight Teens Don't Share in Life-Expectancy Gains

Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex

Uncertain future for parts of Obamacare

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

Hard task of finding slide victims stretches on

Pa. teen says typeface change could save millions

Blackwater shootings case: New details

FBI investigating NM police shooting of homeless camper

Oklahoma woman charged in 1992 deaths

Police: Man, 86, kills grandson's girlfriend, self

Woman pleads guilty in death of baby left in toilet

Envoys: Russia bullied nations before UN vote

NSA had over 300 reports on Merkel: Report

Turkish court backs Twitter but site still blocked

No Russian troops to go to Ukraine: Lavrov

Despair, poverty driving French to far-right party

March 28, 2014

Many Young Males Report Unwanted Sex

New Repair Option for Compression Fractures in Spine

Health Highlights: March 28, 2014

Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol, Regardless of Weight

Underweight Even Deadlier Than Overweight, Study Says

Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death

Smoking Bans Linked to Drop in Premature Births, Kids' Asthma Attacks

Marriage Does Help the Heart, Study Finds

Health Tip: Keep Poisons From Children

Health Tip: Check Your Child's Playground

Marriage does help the heart, study finds

Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

Search for mudslide missing comes down to digging

Gov't safety agency missed Cobalt clues

All-clear after reported powder at DC train station

Miss. delays woman's execution

Officer shot at Toronto-area courthouse

Prison for bride who pushed husband off cliff

Official identifies civilian who shot Navy sailor

Woman pleads guilty in death of baby left in toilet

Taliban seige in Kabul is over; 1 child killed

Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

New Malaysia plane search area turns up objects

Skepticism at pledge to return Nazi-looted art

'Mind your own business', NKorea tells UN envoys

March 27, 2014

Tampering of weight-loss drug Alli under investigation

Smoke-Free Policies May Protect the Heart

Cholesterol Levels Spike During Winter Months

Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differently

Take Heart: Mediterranean Diet Combats Diabetes

Marathon Training Might Boost Heart Health

Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma

'Grazing' Appears No Better for Weight Loss Than Standard Meals

Health Highlights: March 27, 2014

Health Tip: Stay Comfortable in a Cast

Health Tip: Promote Good Oral Health in Children

Marathon training might boost heart health

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer

More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy

White House unveils plan to end data collection

Mudslide recovery brings tears to searchers

Raw: Video shows train smashing into station

Boston mourns 2 firefighters killed in blaze

Execution of Miss. woman sparks debate

Qatar sentences US couple to prison

California lawmaker faces gun charges

Montana bride cannot withdraw guilty plea

Arrests in bag theft case at Los Angeles airport

Jet search cut short; satellite spots objects

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

Tiger killing show for Chinese rich and powerful

Britain: 2 people catch tuberculosis from pet cat

3 million suffer in Nigerian Islamic uprising

March 26, 2014

NIH Launches Online Resource for End-of-Life Issues

Mouse Study May Shed Light on Huntington's Disease

New Gene 'Atlas' Maps Human DNA Activity

Hospital-Related Infections Hit Nearly 650,000 Patients in 2011: CDC

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

Goats Aren't Dummies

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Obamacare

Doctors Really Do Raise Your Blood Pressure

CT Scans Might Help Diagnose Gout in Some Cases

Health Highlights: March 26, 2014

Health Tip: Get Healthy Before Pregnancy

Health Tip: Sweating Excessively

White House extends enrollment deadline for Obamacare

Nitroglycerin shortage has medical community worried

Doctors really do raise your blood pressure

D.C. museum evacuated due to suspicious bag

Washington mudslide likely death toll at 24

NTSB: Train operator asleep before Chicago crash

Video of boy's dramatic mudslide rescue released

California state Senator Leland Yee arrested: FBI

Bin Laden son-in-law convicted

Report: U.S. warned about bomb suspect

Charlotte, NC, mayor facing corruption charges

Ohio school shooting gunman appeals life sentence

Egypt orders 919 to new mass trials

Turkish court orders halt to Twitter ban

Relatives skeptical of Malaysia plane probe

Arab League rejects Israel as Jewish homeland

Obama: Russia miscalculated in Ukraine

March 25, 2014

Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide

Millions Underinsured in 2012, Reforms Well-Targeted, Report Says

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder

Moms Who Keep 'Baby Weight' May Risk Heart Trouble

Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

Health Highlights: March 25, 2014

Toddlers Who Sleep Less May Eat More

Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds

Health Tip: Understanding Eye Allergies

Health Tip: Enjoying Warm Weather Fitness

Allergy season springs into bloom

College women: Have a healthy spring break

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds

High court seems divided over birth control rule

Provo, Utah, most feelgood city in US: Study

USDA: Pricier beef 'here to stay' as food costs rise

Ships backed up in Texas shipping channel closure

Navy: Suspect didn't have own weapon

Missouri to execute killer of teenage girl

Prosecutor clears agents in marathon-related shooting

Gunman holes up in Dallas apartment

5 charged in Houston human smuggling operation

Air pollution linked to 1 of 8 deaths in world

US, allies throw Russia out of G-8 over Crimea

Ukraine defense chief resigns; troops leave Crimea

Chinese families clash with police, slam Malaysia

Arabs struggle to hold off 'enormous' peril

March 24, 2014

Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds

Jury Still Out on Routine Dementia Screening for Seniors

E-Cigarettes Won't Help You Quit, Study Finds

Medical Marijuana Pills May Ease MS Symptoms

Many Don't Understand Obamacare or Health Insurance

Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking

Tiny Wireless Pacemaker Shows Early Promise

New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer

New Therapy May Shrink Enlarged Prostate With Fewer Side Effects: Study

Anti-Seizure Drug May Guard Against Some Cancers

Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

Health Highlights: March 24, 2014

Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility

When Moms Get Active, Kids Follow

Drunk-Driving Deaths Under-reported in U.S.

Search for Washington mudslide survivors grows

Evangelical charity to hire married gay Christians

Train kills teen who pushed girlfriend from tracks

Oklahoma girl breaks Girl Scout cookie sales mark

5 ex-Madoff workers convicted

Trial for Canadian webcam murder suspect begins

Feds probe San Diego police misconduct

4 being charged in World Trade Center jump

Will Montana murder suspect avoid trial?

Race on to find Malaysia jet's black boxes

US, allies throw Russia out of G-8

Venice's Case for Independence

Pregnant woman, soldier killed in Venezuela unrest

Malaysia: Missing plane crashed in Indian Ocean





College Women: Have a Healthy Spring Break

Rashes From Wipes, Liquid Soaps on the Rise

Allergy Season Springs Into Bloom

Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

Basketball's Fitness Benefits a Sure Bet

Doctors Often Comply When Patients Ask for Advertised Drugs: Study

Otezla Approved for Psoriatic Arthritis

Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study

Still Too Few Minority Participants in U.S. Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Gut Bacteria in Preemies Could Lead to Life-Threatening Infections