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More members of Amazonian tribe seek help from Brazil

More than 20 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe have made contact with the Brazilian authorities amid growing fears that they are being driven from their forest home by drug smugglers or illegal loggers.<p>The implicit plea for sanctuary, support and weapons follows encounters in June and July …

Ebola Outbreak 'Not in the Cards' for U.S., CDC Director Says

Health news<p>International health experts are preparing to “surge” into West Africa to fight the raging outbreak of Ebola virus, and say they are confident they can keep it from spreading to countries like the United States and eventually stamp it out.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Why People Aren't Buying iPads Anymore

Last week, a colleague of mine went to the Verizon store to get a new phone. An hour later, he walked out with a new smartphone and a free Android tablet.<p>That's how cheap tablets have become: Verizon will give you a free one when you sign a two-year contract with the company.<p>No wonder iPad sales …

Obama Bucks Religious Groups in New LGBT Executive Order

President Obama signed an executive order forbidding discrimination against LGBT employees working for federal contractors.<p>With the stroke of a pen, President Obama expanded the workplace protections of LGBT workers during an executive order signing ceremony on Monday at the White House.<p>The order …

Pope Francis: Immigrant Children Must Be 'Welcomed And Protected'

Pope Francis confronted the "racist and xenophobic attitudes" that often face undocumented immigrants by addressing the thousands of unaccompanied children included in their ranks.<p>In a message delivered to the Mexico-Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development on Monday, the pope drew …

2014 Primetime Emmys: And the nominees are...

<b>UPDATE:</b> Here are the nominees in the ceremony’s biggest categories. <i>Game of Thrones</i> is this year’s most nominated program, with 19 nods total; close …

Germany asks CIA station chief in Berlin to leave country over US spying row

Move marks dramatic escalation in diplomatic spat over US spying<p>Germany today asked the CIA's station chief in Berlin to leave the country in a dramatic rebuke to Washington after its security services uncovered two cases of alleged American spying in a week.<p>The American intelligence official was …

Pilots blamed for Asiana crash

Pilots botched the approach and landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco nearly a year ago, causing a crash that killed three people and injured 187 others, U.S. safety investigators concluded on Tuesday.<p>But the National Transportation Safety Board also found that crew training and …

North Korea Wishes The Queen A Happy Birthday

North Korea's leaders may be wanted for crimes against humanity but the dictatorship sure doesn't forget birthdays.<p>The second-most powerful man in …

Analysis: Brazil Scrambles to Get Ready as World Cup Looms

World<p>SAO PAULO, Brazil - Brazil playing host to the planet’s biggest single sporting tournament should be the country's moment to shine.<p>Instead, the spotlight is exposing major problems on the eve of soccer's World Cup.<p>Brazil will welcome the players and fans to unfinished airports, drive them past …

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Mysterious kidney disease plagues Central America

Juan Salgado was 16 when he started cutting sugarcane, in a town near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in 1966.<p>His symptoms began about 35 years later: Fever. Headaches. Poor appetite. Feelings of faintness. For no obvious reason, his kidneys were severely damaged, to the point that doctors said he …

A Campaign To House The Homeless Reaches A Milestone

Mallyveen Teah, 53, has been homeless or couch surfing on and off for the past 25 years. Now, he walks from his job at a construction site in Arlington, Va., to his new home, a one-bedroom apartment.<p>"Something as simple as giving a person a set of keys to their own place makes a huge difference in …

Live to 100: Number of centenarians has doubled

<b>(CNN) —</b> It is Her Majesty's custom to send a personal greeting to her subjects on their 100th birthdays. These days the Queen of England has a lot more letters to write.<p>That's because a record number of people are living to 100 and beyond in the United Kingdom -- and worldwide. In fact, one-third …

Google Opens Privacy Web Form For 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

World<p>LONDON - Google began accepting requests Friday from Europeans who want who want to exercise the 'right to be forgotten' in results produced by the world's dominant search engine.<p>Demands can be submitted on a Web form that Google opened in response to a landmark ruling issued two weeks ago by …

Ex-DC lawmaker Brown gets 3 years for bribes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for taking more than …

White House outs CIA official by mistake

The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA's top intelligence official in Afghanistan to some 6,000 journalists.<p>The person was included on a list of people attending a military briefing for President Barack Obama during his surprise visit to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on …

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Fist Bump, Doc? Handshake Ban Suggested in Health Care

Health Care<p>If a doctor, dentist or nurse reaches out to shake your hand, should you: (a) reciprocate and extend your hand, (b) shake at least once or twice but don’t pump or hold hands for more than five seconds, (c) make eye contact and smile while shaking or (d) recoil in horror, shove your hands …

Personal Hygiene

Archaeologist Claims He Has Found the Wreck of the Santa Maria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Archaeologist Barry Clifford believes he has discovered the remains of Christopher Columbus's ship, …

Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cross section of Americans awakened early and waited in line for hours to be among the first to ride to the top of the Washington …

Aging Baby Boomers Becoming the Roommate Generation

There was Felix-and-Oscar. There were The Golden Girls. Such arrangements--adults living with adult roommates--are about to get less comic and more …

New Anonymous Facebook Login Hides Info, But Not From Facebook

It should come as no surprise that many of Facebook's more than 1 billion users are sometimes anxious about how their information is being used. Facebook's privacy policies have changed a fair bit over the past decade, and as the company has grown up, it's begun to offer users more options to …

Millions of passwords exposed

SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.<p>The breakdown revealed this week …

Weather forecasts and user photos could be headed to Chromecast's home screen

Google could be looking to the put the main screen of its Chromecast to work, just before it beams videos to your TV. Reddit user asjmcguire recently uncovered HTML code for the dongle's home screen that references current weather and the day's forecast (based on location), complete with the …

Brazil forces occupy favela ahead of World Cup

<b>Brazilian security forces have moved into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.</b><p>The vast Mare favela is considered to be one of the most dangerous drug-trafficking areas in the city.<p>Authorities have been carrying out a slum …

Crash Expert: Malaysia Jet Probe Will Become 'Criminal Inquiry'

World<p>The investigation into the disappearance of flight MH370 is likely to turn into a criminal inquiry as mounting evidence points to a deliberate act, a leading air crash investigator said Wednesday.<p>With no distress call and no sign of a midair breakup, questions are now being asked about how the …

FAA Warned of 'Cracking and Corrosion' Problem on Boeing 777s

World<p>A cracking and corrosion problem on Boeing 777s that could lead to the mid-air break-up of the aircraft prompted a warning from air safety regulators weeks before the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, federal records show.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration ordered checks on …