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  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three…

  • College Freshmen’s Grades Hurt Most by Time on Facebook

    (AMES, Iowa) — One thing that new college students might hear from their parents as they head off to school is to focus on their grades and not to spend so much time on Facebook.…

  • Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis?

    (NEW YORK) — Some do it as a nervous tick. Others like the sound. Still, others find it to be a form of stress-relief. But does cracking your knuckles now mean you are doomed to…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Nor’easter threatens 250-mile stretch of Northeast with snow, powerful winds, coastal flooding NEW YORK (AP) — Northeast residents are girding for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey…

  • Sitting is harmful to your health

    WASHINGTON — The emerging research on the health consequences of sitting is shocking. This is a different world these days. Your body was not made for current lifestyles. In this world, you sit for long…

  • Study: Mom was right — put on a scarf to avoid catching cold

    WASHINGTON — It sure seems as though people get more colds in cold weather. But then again, many people say that since the common cold is a virus, outdoor temperature doesn’t matter. It turns out,…

  • Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment:

    WHITE HOUSE-LOCKDOWN NEW: Spokesman: Secret Service recovers ‘device’ at White House WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for President Barack Obama says a drone of some kind has been found on the grounds of the White…

  • Panic attack, bad back: Theater shooting brings jury excuses

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he’d be deployed during the trial of…

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation’s leading pediatricians have concluded that medical marijuana is generally not for kids, but they also support more research. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ revised policy statement says that with virtually…

  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have…

  • Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said Sunday. With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown…

  • WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On…

  • Feeling cold?… it’s contagious

    WASHINGTON — The weather is going to get colder in the days ahead.  And if you see someone shivering, chances are you will feel a chill, too. British researchers at the University of Sussex have…