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UK urges pregnant women against travel to Zika-hit Florida

British health officials have urged pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to Florida after the southern U.S. state confirmed the first cases of the Zika virus that were not linked to travel.
Fire crews watch as flames climb Williams Canyon during the Soberanes Fire near Carmel Valley, California, July 29, 2016.

Soberanes Fire ravages California’s Big Sur coast

The property toll claimed by a deadly blaze near California’s Big Sur coast has grown as the fire threatened hundreds of more homes and forced several state parks to close at the height of summer tourist season.
Authorities head down a dirt road toward the scene of a hot air balloon crash that left 16 dead near Lockhart, Texas, on Saturday.

16 die in Texas hot air balloon crash

The crash occurred in a pasture near the central Texas city of Lockhart.

Bayer says will halt future U.S. sales of insecticide

Bayer lost an attempt to continue sales of flubendiamide, marketed in the United States as Belt, after the EPA earlier found that it posed risks to the environment.

Hardwick farm beef products part of recall

The USDA ordered a New Hampshire farm to recall around 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli.

Oregon woman robs bank so she would get sent back to prison

A parolee from Oregon robbed a Wyoming bank then offered the stolen cash to passersby while waiting for police to arrest her because she wanted to go back to prison.

USDA confirms unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington state

Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co., and never approved by federal regulators, has been …

Hail wipes out 27 Colorado Springs police cars

Colorado Springs often gets random hail storms that blow through in the middle of the …

It turns out the United States has just one true species of wolf

According to research published Thursday in Science, red wolves and eastern wolves aren’t truly wolves …

Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Dems

WASHINGTON — The computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked …

Coming soon to the Oregon State Fair: security-guarded, prize-winning pot plants

In two weeks, more than 100 of Oregon’s top niche horticulturists will gather to celebrate …

Israel and U.S. are close to a deal on the biggest military aid package ever

A senior Israeli official will arrive in Washington next week for a final round of …

Obama to showcase TPP after trade deal demonized in campaign

WASHINGTON — During a visit from Singapore’s prime minister on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will …

US consumer agency seeks to overhaul debt collection industry

The U.S. watchdog for consumer finances unveiled Thursday a proposal to toughen regulation of the multibillion-dollar debt collection industry, with a focus on keeping agencies from pushing people to pay debts they do not owe, informing borrowers of their rights and cutting down on calls to debtors.
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1.7 million-year-old cancer found, the oldest yet

Previously, the oldest discovered human cancer was between 780,000 and 120,000 years old.

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