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Rehab centers struggle to keep drugs out

Drug use in rehab centers is a chronic problem, and staff members struggle to keep drugs from creative, ingenious patients desperate for them.<p>When Bethany Ehrhart, 23, wanted to kick her addiction to painkillers, her mother, Darlene, found the money for top-of-the-line treatment at the …

Amanda Knox: 'I'd be fine with lie detector test'

In an exclusive interview with ITV Daybreak, Amanda Knox says she will not return to Italy to face retrial over the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, but that she would be willing to undergo a lie detector test to prove her innocence.<p>Amanda Knox has defended her decision not to return to …

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Rich Chinese seeking American surrogate mothers

Wealthy Chinese are hiring American women to serve as surrogate mothers, creating a small but growing business in American babies for China's elite.<p>Surrogacy agencies in China and the United States are catering to rich Chinese who either want a baby outside the country's restrictive one-child …

Abercrombie & Fitch pays out $71,000 to settle lawsuits over hijabs

Clothing retailer will now make religious accommodations and allow staff to wear head scarves<p>The clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations and allow workers to wear head scarves as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California, lawyers …

Once-a-month contraceptive pill is scientifically possible, say experts

A contraceptive tablet that acts like the morning-after pill but could be taken up to a month after sex is probably scientifically possible and would be welcomed by women, scientists have said.<p>But the authors of a paper in a leading medical journal say efforts to get such a pill on the market could …

Ariel Castro's son opens up about the horror his father left behind

What does a son say when his father becomes one of the most reviled criminals in modern American history?<p>If you're Ariel Anthony Castro, who shares a first and last name with the man who kidnapped and kept three young women in captivity for about a decade, you say it's time to look forward, not …

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Can a billionaire build a new Hollywood in China?

Wang Jianlin, the richest man in China, has begun building what he hopes will become his home country's own version of Hollywood. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Wang's Dalian Wanda Group broke ground on the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis on Sunday with executives from Paramount, Sony, …

Obama, Clinton to begin ACA rollout

President Barack Obama will kick off his administration’s six-month rollout of Obamacare during a “conversation” Tuesday with former President Bill Clinton.<p>With the Obamacare insurance exchanges set to open Oct. 1, the White House is deploying the president, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice …

New law lets teens delete digital skeletons

Remember that dance-party photo you regretted posting online? How about the time you over-shared your feelings about your ex or made that comment about Barack Obama?<p>All forever etched in the annals of the Internet.<p>Well, maybe not - at least if you're under 18.<p>Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown …