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A growing number of snakes are taking on horrific facial deformities, due to a skin disease wildlife experts don’t fully understand. It’s called snake fungal disease (SFD) and cases … more
LOS ANGELES — As the West descends deeper into drought, climate and water experts are growing increasingly alarmed by California’s severely shriveling reservoirs. Shasta Lake — … more
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County is now recording more than 10,000 coronavirus cases a week — a pace not seen since March — an alarming sign of the dangers the delta variant poses … more
Sucking on a silvery chunk of lead as a kid can, decades later, cause you to be mean and self-centered. While it might sound like a prophecy from a witch, this bizarre fact was the primary finding … more
​​Students from around the world are eager to study at U.S. colleges in the upcoming fall semester after the COVID-19 pandemic confined many of them to their home countries and left some … more
When it comes to COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, the voices of few reach many, according to a study. Approximately 65% of misinformation about the vaccine that’s spread on social media can … more
WASHINGTON — It’s still early in the 2022 election cycle, but new fundraising reports show that campaign donations are continuing to flow to races that will determine control of the … more
SEATTLE — When Kent, Washington-based Blue Origin on Tuesday rockets Jeff Bezos upward on its first mission carrying humans into space, the wealthiest man on the planet will be blazing the … more
CHICAGO – Six people, including four teenage girls — the youngest of them 12 — were injured in  a mass shooting late Saturday on the West Side. Less than two hours later, an … more
Fueled by a trifecta of dangerous weather conditions — strong winds, low humidity and high temperatures — a series of wildfires, including a so-called megafire that has already charred … more
“Space Jam: A New Legacy” narrowly topped returning champ “Black Widow” in theater-ticket sales in a modest opening weekend for the animated basketball film. The Warner … more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said the U.S. will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the DACA program protecting hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” who came to the … more
The nation's newest service is beset with old problems that slow the fielding of new gear and carve big holes in even the Pentagon's massive budget, the House Armed Services Committee warned in a … more
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are monitoring the state's bird population after a "mysterious disease" has killed many in the mid-Atlantic region. Officials … more
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the long-standing federal ban on sales of handguns from licensed dealers to 18- to 20-year-olds is unconstitutional, because Congress in the 1960s did not … more
The death toll from the floods that devastated parts of western Germany rose to at least 103, with scores of people unaccounted for after houses collapsed and roads and bridges were badly … more
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haitian President Jovenel Moïse will be laid to rest on July 23 in a state funeral, the government said Friday. Moïse’s funeral will take place in the … more
Greenland dropped all plans for future oil exploration on environmental grounds, saying the price of extraction was “too high.” The island’s socialist-led government, in office … more
U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio was arrested by Capitol police Thursday after she marched to a Senate office building to push for voting rights legislation aimed at curbing restrictions in … more
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Three years and 17 days after the mass shooting, an Anne Arundel County jury ruled Thursday the man who killed five Capital Gazette employees was sane, and therefore criminally … more
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