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Lack Of Genetic Diversity May Have Doomed Tasmanian Tiger, Scientists Say

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:39:00 -0500

Although humans are blamed for the extinction of the dog-like Australian marsupial some 80 years ago, researchers say its problems may have started more than 70,000 years ago.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies At Age 65

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:46:00 -0500

Mayor Ed Lee was not known to be ill; he died at a San Francisco hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

DOT Suspends Proposed Rule That Would Force Airlines To Show Baggage Fee At Booking

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:01:01 -0500

Late last week the Department of Transportation announced it would withdraw proposed measures that would require airlines to show the full cost of booking, including baggage, at ticket purchase.

Top Stories: Alabama Senate Election; Native Americans' Views On Health Care

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:38:44 -0500

Also: The latest on southern California wildfires; France hosts a world climate summit and President Trump isn't invited; and "The Endless Summer" surf film director, Bruce Brown, dies at 80.

Firefighters In California Take Advantage Of Milder Winds

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:09:00 -0500

After losing some ground to the massive Thomas Fire north of Los Angeles over the weekend, firefighters on Monday managed to bring it to 20 percent containment.

What To Watch For And What's At Stake In The Alabama Senate Race

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:01:01 -0500

No matter what happens in Alabama on Tuesday, it will have consequences that stretch from Birmingham to the Beltway.

A Timeline Of Plot Twists And Bombshells: How We Got To Election Day In Alabama

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:31 -0500

Yes, the race is between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. But this contest touches on scandals involving sexual misconduct, President Trump's influence and Democratic hopes for 2018.

Deadline Is Friday For Most ACA Insurance Sign-Ups, With Important Exceptions

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:01 -0500

Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year's hurricanes.

Native Americans Feel Invisible In U.S. Health Care System

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Parents Worry Congress Won't Fund The Children's Health Insurance Program

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:58:00 -0500

The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Congress to act before the end of January.

Amnesty International: Europe Complicit In Libyan Migrant Abuses

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:04:00 -0500

European governments aiming to stem an exodus of refugees from Libya have been knowingly complicit in the abuse of would-be migrants held in detention centers there, says to Amnesty International.

As A New Gandhi Takes Over, Can India's Opposition Find Its Footing Again?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:26:00 -0500

Rahul Gandhi, the 47-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, takes over the Congress party from his mother. Will the generational shift signal a change in fortune for the lackluster opposition?

Charles Jenkins, Cold War Defector To North Korea, Dies At 77

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:17:00 -0500

Stationed at the DMZ, the sergeant made a fateful decision in 1965 to cross over to North Korea. He spent the next four decades as a trophy of Pyongyang.

Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:01 -0500

Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benefits of preschool. The most recent findings by Georgetown University researchers are another strong endorsement for early ed.

Macron Awards U.S. Climate Scientists Grants To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:57:00 -0500

A day before an international summit on the climate, the French president offers some researchers an opportunity to make France a "second homeland."