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Could the brain’s immune system fight Alzheimer’s?

The brain’s immune system potentially could be harnessed to help clear amyloid plaques, which are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.<p>“This research …

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 should be officially recalled – US consumer watchdog

Consumer Reports calls for firm to initiate full-scale recall involving US consumer safety commission, to stop resale of dangerous phones after some exploded<p>US product safety and testing non-profit organisation Consumer Reports has called for Samsung to initiate an official recall of all of its …

Galaxy Note

Rio 2016: Saudi Arabia sends women 'trained in other countries' to Olympics as girls face sport bans at home

The four female athletes representing Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games this year are simply a "fig leaf" to appease the international community as …

One More Threat to San Francisco's Homeless: San Francisco Voters

A ballot measure is no way to try to solve a problem as complicated as homelessness.<p>If #Brexit has taught the world anything, it’s that ballot measures may carry unintended consequences. For both the United Kingdom and the European Union, the fallout from the “Leave” vote appears to be profound. <i>The</i> …

Do Taxes Really Cause the Rich to Move?

A new study finds that the wealthiest Americans are less mobile than lower income workers, but those who do relocate are looking for a tax cut.<p>Like its economy, America’s tax system is heavy up top—especially at the state level, where payments from the super-rich form a substantial share of …

Income Inequality

How to Properly Pronounce 20 Design and Decor Terms

No, a chaise longue is not a "shayze lounge."<p>Some are quite tricky — we'll admit,<p>but follow our handy pronunciation guide the next time you hit the furniture store and these decorating terms will roll right off your tongue.

4 Smart Ways to Plan Your Living Room Design

Consider this the ultimate how-to for arranging living room furniture based on the space and your personal style.<p>You've finally overcome the major design challenge of finding a cohesive group of living room furnishings you love. But now you're faced with an equally tricky task: finding the perfect …

The Oscars may have figured out a way to end that awkward music during winners' speeches

How much do you hate the music that the Oscars orchestra plays when a winner's acceptance speech runs on too long?<p>Now the producers of Sunday's telecast may have found a way around those awkward play-offs.<p>David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, the first-time producers of the ABC telecast live from the …

Race & Ethnicity

Oil sands companies turn to solvents for low-cost crude extraction

Some oil sands companies are increasingly tweaking a decades-old method of tapping underground seams of bitumen as they scramble to eke out profits after slamming the brakes on multi-billion-dollar growth projects.<p>High costs and pressure to reduce pollution are forcing companies such as Imperial …

'Modern Family's' Ariel Winter is finally emancipated

Ariel Winter is finally an emancipated minor after years of drama with her estranged mother.<p>“I’m really lucky I have an amazing support system and lovely people in my life who have given me the support and guidance to have been given this wonderful opportunity,” the 17-year-old “Modern Family” star …

Isolation magnifies crisis in villages after Nepal earthquake

For five years, Sanjay Silwal worked in Malaysia at a factory making chicken cubes and tomato powder. Two years ago, he returned home to Syadul, the farming village atop a steeply terraced ridge where he grew up. His wife, Sumitra, was "so happy" when he came back, and the two set to building a …