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Only extreme sitting linked to increased heart disease risk
10:08 pm, July 31, 2016
Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of se…
Rio opens metro extension
7:38 pm, July 31, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) — Brazil’s interim president, Michel Temer, presided over the Saturday opening of the last major infrastructure project to be finished for the Olympics, the much-delayed …
Hot air balloon crash kills 16 in Texas
7:32 pm, July 31, 2016
LOCKHART, Texas (Reuters) — A hot air balloon burst into flames over central Texas on Saturday after apparently striking power lines and plunged into a field, killing all 16 people aboard in one of…
H.K. pro-independence candidate disqualified
7:29 pm, July 31, 2016
HONG KONG (Reuters) — A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new for…
Obama library’s Chicago site announced
1:51 am, July 31, 2016
CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama Foundation formally announced Friday that Chicago’s Jackson Park will be home to Barack Obama’s presidential library. “Michelle and I are thrilled that the Obama Pr…
Clinton campaign computer service hacked; Russia suspected
12:09 am, July 31, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian governmen…
Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.
11:56 pm, July 30, 2016
MIAMI (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Lat…
U.S. suspicious of Russia’s Syria operation
11:44 pm, July 30, 2016
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) — The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, adding …
Obesity can cut life expectancy by 1-10 years
11:09 pm, July 30, 2016
PARIS (AFP-Jiji) — Being overweight shaves about a year off one’s life expectancy, a price which soars to about 10 years for the severely obese, a large-scale study reported earlier this month. …
What do you do when sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says?
9:09 pm, July 30, 2016
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Something to consider as you head to the beach or pool over the July Fourth weekend: That sunscreen in your bag may not protect your skin as much as you think. Even after regu…
Pope visits Auschwitz, begs God to forgive ‘cruelty’
8:01 pm, July 30, 2016
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Choosing silence to convey his sorrow, Pope Francis visited the former Nazi death factory at A

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