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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pontiff who has long championed human kindness — sneaking off to break bread with the homeless as an archbishop and washing the feet of young prisoners early in his papacy — is coming to the City of Brotherly Love. Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will...
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have released surveillance footage of a man suspected of shoving a stranger off a subway platform to his death. The 61-year-old victim was standing with his wife Sunday afternoon at a station in the Bronx. Authorities say that without warning, a man pushed...
PARIS (AP) — Three young Europeans are believed to be among the cold-eyed fighters on a propaganda video showing a beheaded American aid worker and the deaths of Syrian soldiers, as the extremist Islamic State group tries to portray itself as an international movement. President...
Actavis is paying $66 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Allergan in a deal that could finally end a months-long takeover battle waged by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for the Botox maker. Actavis said Monday that it will spend $219 in cash and stock for each share of Allergan. That tops...
CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual. But the results aren't strong enough to prove it. Some scientists believe several genes might affect sexual orientation. Researchers who led the new study of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. says its cholesterol-lowering medicine ezetimibe (uh-ZETT-uh-mibe) met its main goal in a study testing whether adding it to an older type of cholesterol medicine could reduce heart risks. The drug is sold as Zetia (ZETT-ee-uh) and in...
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They...
Federal drug enforcement agents showed up unannounced Sunday to check at least three visiting NFL teams' medical staffs as part of an investigation into former players' claims that teams mishandled prescription drugs. There were no arrests, Drug Enforcement Administration...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and...