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Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy after protest at Arctic oil rig

Russian authorities have charged 16 more Greenpeace activists with piracy over their protest at an Arctic oil rig.<p>The entire crew of 30 from the Arctic Sunrise - the Greenpeace boat used to launch the protest - have now been charged. The group was arrested last month after two of the protesters …

Despite Many Warnings, Antibiotics Are Still Overprescribed

We've known for years that antibiotics don't help in most cases of bronchitis or sore throat. And for decades, public health officials have tried to stop doctors from overprescribing antibiotics.<p>None of that seems to have made a difference, though: Antibiotics are still being prescribed when they …

Early wintry blast brings snow and wind to central US, could spawn tornadoes

A huge storm system over the central U.S. is producing heavy snow and high winds in the Rockies and western Plains, a unusual wintry blast for early autumn.<p>Weather Channel winter weather expert Tom Niziol said the blizzard-type conditions were “ridiculous” for this time of year. Winter storms are …

Holy calamari! Elusive giant squid washes up on Spanish beach

A giant squid, whose oversized eyes and gargantuan blob of a body make it look more mythical than real beast, washed ashore Tuesday at La Arena beach in the Spanish community of Cantabria.<p>The beast measures some 30 feet (9 meters) in length and weighs a whopping 400 pounds (180 kilograms); and …

Zoology

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

Davis supporters sent to wrong site

Texas Democrat Wendy Davis’s newly official bid for governor hit a minor snag on Thursday when the campaign sent thank-you emails to donors that linked to an anti-Davis website with a similar address to that of the campaign’s actual site.<p>“The mistake was clearly made in error,” said a campaign …

Part-Time Workers Search New Exchanges For Health Insurance

Across the U.S., many part-time workers have joined the millions shopping for coverage in the new health care marketplace. Some are uninsured. Others are being pushed into the new exchanges because their employers — companies that include Trader Joe's and Home Depot — decided to drop coverage for …

Both sides grope for solutions to shutdown, debt ceiling

WASHINGTON — The fight over the government shutdown, which entered its third day Thursday, is rapidly turning into a two-pronged fiscal confrontation to also avoid a potential default after Oct. 17 on the nation's $16.7 trillion debt.<p>House Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner, are pursuing a …

What We Know So Far About Woman Killed In D.C. Chase

(Click here for updates.)<p>The woman killed by police Thursday after a wild chase from the White House to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol has been identified by law enforcement authorities to The Associated Press, NPR and other news outlets as 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stamford, Conn.<p>What motivated …