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Exclusive: Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons | Reuters

BEIRUT/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has submitted a “more specific” list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said.<p>A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds …

Despite Health Law, Many People May Be Left Underinsured

People with chronic conditions will be better protected from crippling medical bills starting in January, as the health law's coverage requirements and spending limits take effect.<p>But a recent analysis by Avalere Health found that many people may still find themselves underinsured, spending more …

Soaring deaths of bald eagles in Utah attributed to West Nile virus

McFarlane said that in winter, bald eagles obtain most of their food by eating dead animals. Since all of the dead eagles had been within flying distance of the lake, that led to the hypothesis that the eagles could have contracted West Nile virus after eating grebes that died at the lake from the …

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New Laws You Need to Know About in 2014: From Tanning Salons to Pot

New year, new laws.<p>Dozens of new laws that affect you are going into effect in states across the U.S. come 2014. The provisions run the gamut from …

For Obamacare, it's finally showtime

Obamacare just got real.<p>Sure, there were some new rules and benefits over the last few years, but that was just a warmup. Starting today, all of the big pieces of the Affordable Care Act — the biggest domestic achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency and one of the most far-reaching changes in …

Jahi McMath: Brain Dead Girl's Mom Says Hospital's Not Feeding Her

The mother of Jahi McMath said today the hospital where the 13-year-old girl is being kept on life support is not feeding her and has been …

Jihad Jane: Despite cooperation, US seeks 'decades' in prison

WASHINGTON - The Pennsylvania woman who called herself Jihad Jane and a teenage accomplice from Maryland provided "very significant" assistance to U.S. authorities in several terrorism investigations but still remain threats to the public, prosecutors say in new court filings.<p>Prosecutors said …

Michael Schumacher's manager to be interviewed about skiing accident

French investigators examining the exact cause of Formula One former champion Michael Schumacher's skiing accident intend to interview the driver's manager over the coming days, according to the lead prosecutor.<p>The Dauphiné Libéré newspaper based in Grenoble, where Schumacher is being treated for …

14 dates to watch in 2014

Mark your calendars and buckle up: 2014 is an election year with control of the Senate, House and 36 governorships at stake.<p>A key enrollment deadline for President Barack Obama’s health law looms, as does a major Supreme Court ruling on its contraception coverage requirements. The battle for the …

Another year, another death of a gang rape victim in India

On New Year's Eve, just as many of us were looking forward to toasting the end of the year with wine, family and friends, a 16-year-old girl died in Kolkata, India after reporting two brutal gang rapes. It first appeared that she had taken her own life given the sustained threats and abuse she had …

Koch-Funded Group to Hit Trio of Vulnerable Dems Over Obamacare Support

A Koch broth­ers-backed con­ser­vat­ive group is launch­ing a $2.5 mil­lion ad cam­paign aimed at Sen­ate Demo­crats who sup­por­ted the Af­ford­able …

North Carolina

How to create a butterfly garden

Walking through the hay meadows in Transylvania this summer felt like a visit to a perfect place, not just for the wildflowers – the salvias, aquilegias and orchids – but for the butterflies you kick up with every step. It’s not, I have to admit, quite as miraculous as the story a friend of mine …

Gardening

Announcing The Baking Bites Cookbook Kindle Edition! - Baking Bites

A few years ago, I released <b>The Baking Bites Cookbook</b>. It was (and still is) a beautiful paperback cookbook that featured more than 50 recipes and …

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies

Vanilla Almond Crescent Cookies make a great addition to any cookie plate because they are lovely to look at. They’re also both easy to make and …

Baking Bites’ Top 10 Recipes of 2013

I always look forward to a new year after Christmas because I like the idea of starting fresh, not just because I like to stay up late to watch …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

On World Malaria Day, we look at an MSF project in Kouroussa where teams are working to prevent the spread of disease and save the lives of young …

Disease

An Activist’s Guide to Bedaquiline (Sirturo)

March 12, 2013<p>New drugs are urgently needed to get to zero deaths, zero new infections, and zero stigma and suffering from tuberculosis (TB). While …

Statement on Bedaquiline to the FDA

Statement of<p>Mark Harrington<p>Executive Director<p>Treatment Action Group<p>to the FDA Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee (AIDAC) Hearing<p>on the Use of …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

At least 1,005 dead and 4,829 people wounded in military offensive.<p>To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, MSF is featuring stories of …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

Our medical teams are working around the clock to treat the massive influx of wounded.<p>The international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United …

Disease

Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Forms of tuberculosis are emerging that are costly, difficult and at times, nearly impossible to treat. This new, worldwide threat is called multidrug-resistant TB, and it occurs when the bacteria no longer respond to the most common TB medications. Doctors have to turn, instead, to older, less …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

MSF teams raced to complete construction within two months to respond to the growing emergency.<p>Medical facilities are struggling to cope with huge …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …