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Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:48:00 -0400

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.

New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:27:00 -0400

The New York-based doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using DNA of three adults to create a child for a couple from Jordan who lost two children to a genetic disorder.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:02:00 -0400

Stress takes a toll on our bodies. And a new study suggests stress can diminish the benefits of more healthful food choices. But experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.

Bronx Blast Kills 'Rising Star' Fire Battalion Chief

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:52:00 -0400

It happened after a passerby reported the smell of gas, in an area under investigation as a possible marijuana grow house. Michael J. Fahy served the department for 17 years and was a father of three.

92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:52:00 -0400

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."

Kevin Hart And Amy Schumer: The New King And Queen Of Comedy

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0400

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes' ranking of the highest-paid comedians.

'There Wasn't None Of Us': Jean Shepard, Country Music Trailblazer, Dies At 82

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Six decades ago, Shepard became the third woman to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The country music pioneer died Sunday outside Nashville.

U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:15:00 -0400

The settlement resolves lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal land, resources and money. The Obama administration says it has now settled more than $3.3 billion in such suits.

Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Reduce Smoking?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:13:00 -0400

When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California's proposed increase of $2 a pack may, too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.

Wells Fargo CEO Forfeits Tens Of Millions In Stock Awards Over Fake-Account Scandal

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:42:00 -0400

Wells Fargo says John Stumpf and the retail-banking head will forfeit outstanding stock awards worth about $60 million combined, in response to the scandal involving unauthorized customer accounts.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:28:00 -0400

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:18:00 -0400

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.

Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:53:00 -0400

Italy is giving 500 euros to every 18-year-old to spend on theater, music, books or other cultural events. The money is aimed at educating native-born Italians and assimilating immigrants.

Do Fact Checks Matter?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:42:00 -0400

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.

Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:30:00 -0400

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the red planet.