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Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

SEATTLE (AP) - Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million … more

1 more reason for weight gain: Sleeping with the TV, other lights on

CHICAGO - Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, provocative but preliminary U.S. research suggests. The National Institutes of Health study published … more

Bite could be 2nd N.C. shark attack in 2 weeks

OCEAN ISLE, N.C. (AP) - A teen says he was bitten by a shark while surfing off the southern coast of North Carolina. WSOC reported 19-year-old Austin Reed is expected to be fine after receiving what officials have described as a "marine bite" in … more

Detained U.S. resident freed by Iran arrives in native Lebanon

BEIRUT - A U.S. permanent resident and Lebanese businessman who was released in Iran following years of imprisonment arrived in his native Lebanon on Tuesday, a development that comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. after … more

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

DETROIT (AP) - Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses. They're … more

Building materials helped spread Grenfell apartment tower fire, U.S. suit says

PHILADELPHIA - Faulty building materials helped spread a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower in 2017, turning the residential complex into a "flaming coffin" for the 72 people who died, according to a product liability suit filed Tuesday in … more

As homework moves online, millions lack home internet

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research … more

Top Iran diplomat warns U.S. it cannot 'expect to stay safe'

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it "cannot expect to stay safe" after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line … more

D-Day hell, joy of civilians told anew with virtual reality

CAEN, France - The emotion of being liberated from Nazi occupation was so sweet and intense that the French refugees burst into song, a spontaneous rendition of "La Marseillaise" that echoed around the underground network of dank, dark tunnels where … more

Museums find different ways to show paintings, photos to blind

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As people at the American Alliance of Museums' trade show passed their hands along the raised figures in touchable versions of a Vietnam War photograph, small metal sensors touched off recordings to explain whose picture they were … more

D-Day's changed the 20th century, Europe forever

ON OMAHA BEACH, France - All at once, Charles Shay tried to stanch the bleeding from a ripped-open stomach, dull the pain with morphine and soothe the mind of a dying fellow American Army medic. It was a tall order for a 19-year-old who had just set … more

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too

NEW YORK - When dog owners go through a stressful period, they're not alone in feeling the pressure - their dogs feel it, too, a new study suggests. Dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs, scientists report in … more

Experts: Smart-phone driven social media stresses students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices until an in-class experiment that, of course, was then … more

Tariffs on hold after deal with Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has put on hold his plan to begin imposing tariffs on Mexico on Monday, saying the U.S. ally will take "strong measures" to reduce the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. But the deal … more

Training rollover kills West Point cadet, injures many

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — A vehicle loaded with West Point cadets on summer training overturned in rough, wooded terrain Thursday, killing one cadet and injuring several others, the U.S. Military … more

U.S. commander says he thinks Iranian threat 'is very real'

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has chosen to "step back and recalculate" after making preparations for an apparent attack against U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, but it is too early to conclude the … more

U.S., Russia blame each other in near-collision of warships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Russia accused each other of unsafe actions on Friday after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165 feet (50 meters) of each other … more

Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

OMAHA BEACH, France - With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 … more

Texas couple stands by story after U.S. cardinal pushes back

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Texas couple that accused top U.S. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case involving his former deputy is denying his office's claims against them, saying the church is mistreating them the way it … more

Mexico: Talks and more talks, no deal yet to avert tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. and Mexican officials labored for a second day Thursday to avert import tariffs that President Donald Trump is threatening to impose as he tries to strong-arm Mexico into stemming the flow of Central American migrants across … more
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