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The FDA Says Farmers Are Giving Animals Too Many Antibiotics

Overuse of the drugs has increased over the past few years. That's not good for human health.<p>A piece of bad news from the Food and Drug Administration: In the war against antibiotic overuse, the antibiotics are winning.<p>The amount of antibiotics given to farm animals in the United States increased …

Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Isis fighters

Hundreds of girls and women are going missing in the west, reappearing in Iraq and Syria to bear children for the caliphate<p>Hundreds of young women and girls are leaving their homes in western countries to join Islamic fighters in the Middle East, causing increasing concern among counter-terrorism …

California Gov. Brown signs bill allowing families to seek gun restraining order

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.<p>The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the …

California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when …

Woman beaten by CHP officer settles, but activists 'want him in prison'

Civil rights activists plan to launch a new campaign Thursday for the criminal prosecution of a California Highway Patrol officer caught on video repeatedly punching a woman on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles, saying the officer's resignation and a $1.5-million settlement do not go far enough.<p>The CHP …

Justice

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Supermarkets and restaurants serve up more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it never makes it to a stomach.<p>With consumers demanding large displays of unblemished, fresh produce, many retailers end up tossing a mountain of perfectly edible food. Despite efforts to cut …

UAE's first female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri may be ISIS' worst nightmare.<p>The first female fighter pilot in the United Arab Emirates, she led a strike mission this week against the terror group, that country's ambassador to the United States said Thursday.<p>"She is (a) fully qualified, highly trained, combat …

US armed forces 'out of shape' as obesity rises 61pc since 2002

Around 12 per cent of US soldiers, sailors, airmen and women are now obese – an increase of 61 per cent over the past dozen years, says report<p>American servicemen are getting out of shape with 12 per cent now obese, a group of retired military leaders has warned.<p>According to a study the number of …

Military

Syria crisis: At least 200 killed in one day, group says

The staggering death toll from the Syrian conflict has grown even further as at least 200 people were killed Tuesday, an opposition group said.<p>About 60 of them were killed in regime air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.<p>Well over 190,000 people have died in Syria in the …

Obama ramping up U.S. response in Ebola outbreak

President Obama on Tuesday called the Ebola virus an epidemic unlike any the world has seen, and he pledged to ramp up the U.S. response while calling on other countries and charities to join in and act urgently.<p>The virus is "spreading faster and exponentially," Obama told doctors, nurses and …

Disease

Washington DC fights in Senate hearing to become the 51st state of the union

Senators, representatives and DC mayor argue for proposed state of ‘New Columbia’ and no taxation without representation in Congress<p>Supporters of granting the District of Columbia statehood asked members of a Senate panel on Monday to make the American capital the 51st state in the union.<p>DC …

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing …