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    WASHINGTON — New numbers are out on the global cost of cancer — the deadliest disease worldwide. Researchers from a number of countries pooled all kinds of data and found that in 2013, there were 14.9…

  • Bill Clinton hopes to keep working _ whatever Hillary does

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an impassioned appeal Thursday for modern health care in the Ebola-stricken countries of West Africa where his foundation works. He told The Associated Press afterward…

  • Universal Orlando to build a water park opening in 2017

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort is building a water park. Construction has begun on Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort. The new park is expected to open in 2017. It will join Universal…

  • D.C. restaurant patron drops $2,000 tip for gumbo

    WASHINGTON — Tips are expected at bars and restaurants. Good tips are always appreciated. Bad tips are considered rude. But when a tip is 21 times more than the bill itself it defies all the…

  • At 72, Brazilian stars celebrate half-century of friendship

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A university student by the name of Caetano Veloso struck up a conversation one day with a fellow student, a budding musician with a local TV gig. It was a…

  • Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday to throw out a politically charged lawsuit by House Republicans over the president’s health care law, but encountered plenty of skeptical questions. “You don’t…

  • Belarus sentences man with opposition tattoo

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A court in Belarus has added two years and stiffer conditions to the prison sentence of an opposition activist known for a chest tattoo calling for the ouster of the country’s…

  • Israeli Burning Man festival torches ancient remains

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Antiquities Authority says revelers at a Burning Man festival famous for its pyrotechnic spectacles have accidentally torched some remnants of prehistoric man. Archaeologist Yoram Haimi says organizers of Midburn, an…

  • Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved

    BERLIN (AP) — The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk’s too clean. A Swiss agricultural institute discovered that tiny specks of hay are responsible for the famous holes…

  • Familiar faces among top 49 in National Spelling Bee semis

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation’s top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. The semifinalists…

  • NYC’s Battery Park returns to its historic name: The Battery

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Battery Park has gone back to using its historic name: The Battery. The Battery Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks announced the change this week.…

  • Study: Ink likely culprit of tattoo complications

    WASHINGTON — Nowadays, tattoos are about as American as baseball and apple pie. In fact, according to CBS, surveys say approximately 20 percent of adults in the United States have at least one tattoo. But…

  • EA Sports is adding the women’s game to FIFA 2016

    Move over, fellas. Women’s teams have joined EA Sports’ popular soccer video game, making their debut this September in FIFA 2016. Twelve women’s national teams, including the United States, will be included in the game.…

  • Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America’s biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday. From…

  • Pending US home sales jump to strongest level in 9 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that steady job growth is strengthening the real estate market. The National Association of Realtors…

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