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Why it can make sense to believe in the kindness of strangers

Would you risk your life for a total stranger?While you might consider yourself incapable of acts of altruism on that scale, it happens again...

A deadly herpes virus is threatening oysters around the world

Oysters, a delicacy eaten on most coastlines of the world, are a multi-billion-dollar industry. They also are intriguing to study from a health perspective....

Wedding Bells a Financial Wake-Up Call for Americans

OMAHA, Neb.- Love is in the air as engagement season starts on Thanksgiving and continues through Valentine’s Day. As these starry-eyed couples tie the...

Top GOP leader on allegations on Moore: I believe the women

WASHINGTON — The top Republican in the Senate said Monday GOP candidate Roy Moore should quit his Alabama race amid allegations he had sexual...

Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years

WASHINGTON — Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn't go up at all, scientists...

Trump names former drug exec as new health secretary

WASHINGTON — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his...

Waymo rolls out autonomous vans without human drivers

DETROIT — A self-driving car company created by Google is pulling the human backup driver from behind the steering wheel and will test vehicles...

FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Yet churches, synagogues and mosques are routinely denied...

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients

CHICAGO — Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A...

Texas resort manager says church gunman was security guard

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — The gunman who opened fire on a Texas church recently began working as a security guard at a vacation resort...

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