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First known case of female-to-male Zika transmission announced

<b>(CNN) —</b> In another startling Zika development, the first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in New York, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. Up until now, it was thought that the only likely route of sexual transmission was …

Turkish president says he's in control, coup faltering

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president declared he was in control of the country early Saturday as government forces fought to squash a coup …

5 healthcare startups you should meet

There was an abundance of healthcare startups at the MedCity CONVERGE conference this week seeking to solve a broad spectrum of pain points in …

What diabetes may be doing to your brain

People with type 2 diabetes, the kind you are more likely to get as an adult, are at risk for a host of additional medical problems.<p>Slideshow<p>What …

Diabetes

Our Opioid Crisis Reveals Deep Racial Bias In Addiction Treatment

In <i>The Souls of Black Folk</i>, the sociologist W.E.B. DuBois posed a piercing question: “How does it feel to be a problem?” DuBois wasn’t contemplating …

Be wary of UAE’s photography laws, lawyers say

ABU DHABI // People in the UAE must be aware of laws concerning photography when taking pictures, legal experts have said after the arrest of an …

Photobomb: A Game About Solving a Crime Through Social Media Photos

After the Boston Marathon Bombings in April 2014, both law enforcement and the public turned to photos from bystanders and security cameras to find …

U.S. Marshals disguise themselves as Mexican Marines to combat drug cartels, report says

An investigation by the Wall Street Journal has revealed that United States Marshals are secretly disguising themselves as Mexican Marines to take part in armed raids against drug suspects in Mexico — a move that not only puts the lives of U.S. personnel at risk but also shows the country’s growing …

Shocking Photographs As Topless Glamour Model Maria Fowler Is Brutally Assaulted

The <i>Daily Mirror</i> has published shocking pictures of glamour model Maria Fowler after she was brutally assaulted during a night out. The horrific …

He was tortured for three years. Now he’s fighting against it — and denouncing the CIA

By Danielle Paquette<p>Danielle Paquette<p>Reporter focusing on national labor issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Nearly four decades later, Perico Rodriguez recalls his torture. He fought to breathe. Prison guards had blindfolded him and chained him to a bunk-bed. They tied his hands behind his back and shoved his …

'Free the Nipple' a provocative take on real-life movement

"Free the Nipple" is a bright, scrappy satire inspired by a real-life movement to nationally legalize a woman's right to go topless in public — just like a man can. Director and star Lina Esco keeps this compact film moving with enjoyable buoyancy until it bids adieu with a showy climax that needs …

Miley Cyrus

10 major music controversies of 2014 - Alternative Press

In terms of pop culture, 2014 was an interesting year to write for a music website, and by “interesting,” I mean <i>completely bonkers</i>. At one point, it …

When Hardcore Grows Up: 12 Bands Who’ve Changed with Age

From Blacklisted to Cave In (and yeah, even AFI).<p><i>Pianos Become the Teeth. Photo by Chloe Muro, via Flickr.</i><p>Growth doesn’t always come easy for bands in a genre with the -core suffix. In a genre (and subgenres) where even slight stylistic switches are enough to earn accusations of selling out, making …

Partying at The Oscars: In Pictures

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Loving Earth Can Sometimes Require Leaving It

It’s a good thing you can’t see human suffering in infrared wavelengths. That kind of pain is something seen in the visible, felt in the viscera. If …

One City's Trash Is Artistic Treasure

Inside the artist-in-residence program at the San Francisco dump.<p>In San Francisco, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade—as long as the lemons end up in the compost bin. And when life gives you discarded hats, tires, old paint, and toys, you make art.<p>In fact, since they started weighing it …

San Francisco

Members of Congress to Goodell: Dock draft picks for domestic violence

They want to know whether teams can be docked draft picks if their players engage in domestic violence.<p>According to the Associated Press, Senator …

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

University of California

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military