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Singer And Actor David Cassidy Says He Has Dementia

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:22:00 -0500

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," David Cassidy, 66, says of his condition.



Israeli Soldier Who Killed A Wounded Palestinian Is Sentenced To 18 Months

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:32:00 -0500

Sgt. Elor Azaria's defense team says they'll appeal the decision. Tuesday's sentencing hearing drew demonstrators who support Azaria.



Toy Fair Shows Off What's New As Toys R Us Cuts 250 Corporate Jobs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:30:00 -0500

A day before the International Toy Fair opened in New York, Toys R Us announced it was laying off between 10 and 15 percent of its corporate employees.



Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:20 -0500

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.



As They Dig Deeper Into Parenting, Fathers Seek Community, Support

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:20 -0500

More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.



Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:52:00 -0500

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.



Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:49:00 -0500

Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.



Vitaly Churkin, Russian Ambassador To U.N., Is Dead At 64

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:23:00 -0500

The career diplomat was widely admired by colleagues for his skill, wit and effectiveness representing first the Soviet Union and then Russia.



The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 03:10:00 -0500

Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.



After Underage Sex Comments, Milo Yiannopoulos Loses CPAC Invite, Book Deal

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:53:00 -0500

The American Conservative Union disinvited the far-right provocateur citing comments it said condoned "pedophilia." Hours later, Simon & Schuster said it was canceling the publication of his book.



High Court To Hear Case Of Mexican Boy Killed In Cross-Border Shooting

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:43:00 -0500

The question before the Supreme Court comes down to whether the family of a Mexican citizen shot on Mexican soil has the right to sue under the U.S. Constitution.



President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:12:00 -0500

The president called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience."



Nearing 93, Robert Mugabe Shows No Sign Of Stepping Down

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:53:00 -0500

The world's oldest leader, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, turns 93 Tuesday. He has no intention of retiring and his wife has said even if he dies before next year's election, he should run "as a corpse."



Uber Will Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims By Engineer

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:00 -0500

Uber's CEO has ordered an investigation into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer after she published a blog post detailing her experience.



Pence Reaffirms Commitment To NATO, But Says Europe Must Commit More

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:34:00 -0500

Vice President Mike Pence told allies at NATO headquarters in Brussels that President Trump expected to see "real progress" by NATO members in raising their defense spending by the end of 2017.