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How Happy Is The Country With The Biggest Gains In Happiness?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:41:00 -0400
Togo ranked last in 2015's World Happiness Report. This year, it moved up 17 spots — the most improved country in the world. What's the perspective from the ground?
Shooting At Maryland High School, Injuries Reported
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:26:00 -0400
There has been a shooting at a high school in St. Mary's County, Md., resulting in injuries, according to the local sheriff's department.
Top Stories: New Texas Blast; U.K. Wants Search Warrant For Data Mining Firm
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:25:08 -0400
Also: Saudi Arabia's controversial Crown Prince meets President Trump today; Congress must pass a spending bill or the government faces a partial shutdown; and the last male Northern white rhino dies.
WATCH: How A Tick Digs Its Hooks Into You
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:04:00 -0400
See how a tick sinks its hooks into a human for a long meal. And find out the best way to remove it.
Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:31:00 -0400
The steady drop is expected to accelerate in coming years, threatening the much-lauded model through which the U.S. has paid for conservation.
Bomb Destined For Austin Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:20:00 -0400
Authorities say one employee at the sorting facility in Schertz, Texas, was injured when a package that was on its way to Austin exploded shortly after midnight.
French Ex-President Questioned On Claims He Took Funds From Gadhafi
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:49:00 -0400
French officials have been investigating claims that former President Nicolas Sarkozy took 50 million euros from the Libyan regime to fund his successful 2007 presidential bid.
The Wave Of Female Candidates Is Set For A Wave Of Losses, Come November
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:12 -0400
A disproportionate number of women running for Congress are running in House districts that are considered pretty safe for the other party to hold, whether Republican or Democrat.
Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400
Beyond annual flu shots, federal health officials say older adults need protection against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. But many grown-ups aren't getting vaccinated.
Abortion And Freedom Of Speech: A Volatile Mix Heads To The Supreme Court
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 05:00:00 -0400
The high court is hearing arguments on whether anti-abortion pregnancy centers, which can often appear to be abortion clinics, have to disclose more fully what they are, as required by California law.
'I'm Ready To Call 911': Austin On Edge With 'Serial Bomber' At Large
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:50:00 -0400
The fifth bombing in less than three weeks has unnerved the Texas capital. More than 500 investigators and bomb techs are working to catch whoever is behind the explosions.
Arizona Governor Helped Make State 'Wild West' For Driverless Cars
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:18:00 -0400
Three years ago, Gov. Doug Ducey embarked on a plan to lure companies experimenting with driverless vehicle technology to the state and in 2016, he lured Uber away from neighboring California.
Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 02:51:00 -0400
Sudan lived most of his life in a zoo in the Czech Republic, but was brought to a conservancy in Kenya in 2009 as part of a last-ditch effort to save his species. He died at the conservancy at age 45.
Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Rip Through U.S. Southeast
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:28:00 -0400
At least three buildings on the campus of Jacksonville State University, including the basketball arena, suffered major roof damage, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:18:00 -0400
The deal releases all those who had signed settlement deals that required them to be silent about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, allowing them now to tell their stories.