Sara Shaban

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Indiana’s Shameful Trans Bathroom Bill

If 2015 was the year the trans community progressed, 2016 will be the year politicians try to undo that progress.<p>If the past few years have been …

Autism cases in U.S. jump to 1 in 45: Who gets the diagnosis, in 8 simple charts

The number of autism cases in the United States appeared to jump dramatically in 2014 according to new estimates released Friday, but researchers said that changes in the format of the questionnaire likely affected the numbers.<p>The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and …

Autism

Obama's Foreign Policy Promises Then and Now

WASHINGTON -- The White House announced on Friday that a small number of U.S. troops are heading into northern Syria to assist local ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State.<p>Though the deployment of ground troops is a somewhat expected extension of the air war the U.S. has conducted …

Middle East

The Latest: Israel says Palestinian stabber shot dead

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence (all times local).<p>___<p>12:00 p.m.<p>The Israeli military says a suspected Palestinian attacker has been shot dead.<p>The military said the incident took place Saturday at a crossing between Israel and the West Bank. It said …

Israel

Study Suggests Autism Is Being Overdiagnosed

Autism may be overdiagnosed in as many as 9 percent of children, U.S. government researchers reported Friday.<p>It might be because autism covers such a broad range of symptoms and behaviors and is difficult to diagnose, and it may also be because increasing awareness about autism means there are …

Autism

Cuba is making friends with Venezuela’s enemies

John Kerry

The Best Oceanfront Hotels

<i>By Alex Schechter for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: Courtesy of &Beyond)</i><p>Mozambique's newest lodge (it opened June 1) is set on Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, which has been recognized as a marine conservation area since 1971. The hotel arranges private helicopter tours that offer a unique …

National Parks

The World's 10 Sexiest Beaches

<i>By Chaney Kwak for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos: Getty Images)</i><p>Hot sun, hypnotic waves, lots of bare skin . . . Beaches are languorous and voluptuous to begin with, but these 10 sandy stretches around the world are extra sexy, thanks to their beautiful scenery and even more beautiful people.<p><b>1. José Ignacio,</b> …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Obama, Putin Talks 'Surprisingly Open' After Frosty Beginning

Stark differences remain between the United States and Russia over Syria, but Vladimir Putin said Monday that his first formal talks with President Obama in two years had been "very constructive and surprisingly open."<p>After a toast that was anything but toasty, the two leaders sat down for a summit …

Russia

Nasa Mars announcement: water found flowing on Red Planet could sustain life

Scientists have found evidence of briny water flowing on Mars during summertime on the Red Planet<p>Water exists in liquid form on the surface of Mars, Nasa scientists have said, making it possible for life to be sustained on the Red Planet.<p>Nasa hailed the “strongest evidence yet” of intermittent …

Geoscience

European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 refugees

BRUSSELS (AP) — Deeply divided European Union ministers agreed Tuesday to relocate 120,000 asylum-seekers to ease the strain on Greece and Italy, which are on the front line of the migrant flood. But a senior European leader conceded the move was only a small step toward resolving one of the worst …

North Africa

Family claims California special needs student found dead may have been left on bus all day

The family of a 19-year-old Southern California special needs student found dead in the back of an empty school bus Friday believe he was left there all day before he died, it was reported late Sunday.<p>The family of Hun Joon Lee told local media that they believe their relative stayed on the bus for …

High School

Argentinian man accused of locking wife and autistic son in cage

Police were tipped off by two of the accused’s other children and described the room where the woman and son slept as ‘in the worst of human conditions’<p>An Argentinian man kept his troubled wife and autistic son in a filthy cage by day for at least two years, a prosecutor said Saturday.<p>Prosecutor …

Mar del Plata

Sarah Palin Supports Ohio Bill That Would Ban Abortions For Down Syndrome

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin urged Ohio lawmakers to pass a state bill that would bar women from getting abortions solely because they do not wish to have a baby with Down syndrome, claiming on Sunday that society has pressured women into such abortions.<p>"Culture has told these women ... you're not …

Pro-life Movement

The world’s most famous gorilla is showing signs of early speech

Koko, a 44-year-old gorilla famous for her ability to communicate with keepers using sign language, is now showing signs of early speech. “Koko has developed vocal and breathing behaviors associated with the ability to talk, which were previously thought to be impossible in her species,” The Daily …

Linguistics

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity<p>Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new …

The Brain

Isil launches deadly counter-offensive in Syria with attack on Kobane

Islamic State jihadists launch two-pronged attack in Syira on Kobane and Hasakeh after recent battlefield setbacks<p>Islamic State jihadists have shown their ability to hit back after recent defeats with lightning strikes on two targets across Syria’s northern front, including the now celebrated …

Thousands of refugees cross back into Syria from Turkey: security sources | Reuters

AKCAKALE, Turkey (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Syrian refugees who had fled into Turkey crossed back on Monday, security sources and witnesses said, as a gate reopened a few days after Islamic State militants were ousted from the frontier town of Tel Abyad by Syrian Kurds.<p>Amid tight security on the …

North Africa

Syrian Kurds, on the offensive, push deeper into Islamic State territory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish-led forces said on Monday that they had captured a military base from Islamic State in Syria’s Raqqa province, advancing deeper into territory held by the group and showing new momentum after they seized a border crossing from the jihadists last week.<p>The Kurds, aided by …

Middle East

Chinese Woman Buys 100 Dogs To Save Them From Meat Festival

A retired school teacher and animal advocate saved the lives of 100 dogs on Saturday after she paid about $1,100 to save them from an annual dog meat festival in the southern Chinese city of Yulin.<p>Yang Xiaoyun, 65, traveled about 1,500 miles from her home in the city of Tianjin to secure the dogs, …

China

Why Lisbon Changed My Mind About Traveling Alone

I used to be someone that couldn't walk to their locker by themselves in middle school. In high school, I sat in my car if I was meeting someone until they arrived. Even in college, I looked for a friend for every activity from gym classes to the library.<p>I was never good at doing things alone. I …

European Travel

Teen Shot Dead After Using App to Find Missing Cell Phone

A young man was shot dead after he used a location app to track down his missing cell phone.<p>Jeremy Cook, 18, left his cell phone in a cab and used an …

InterAct