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February 04

Tribes, researchers debate final fate of P-22, famed LA puma

Southern California's most popular puma gained fame as P-22 and cast a spotlight on the troubled population of California’s endangered mountain lions and their decreasing genetic diversity
February 04
February 03

Eye drops recalled over bacterial infection, 1 death

Two types of artificial tears eye drops were voluntarily recalled after 55 reports of eye infections, vision loss and even a bloodstream infection that led to one death, according to officials.
February 03
Two types of artificial tears eye drops were voluntarily recalled after 55 reports of eye infections, vision loss and even a bloodstream infection that led to one death, according to officials.
February 03

Why is R&B music more explicit than ever? It’s complicated.

R&B music seems more explicit, but is it really
February 03
February 03

New rules would limit sugar in school meals for first time

U.S. Agriculture officials have proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first limits on added sugars
February 03
February 03

Boyhood collides with masculinity in Oscar-nominated 'Close'

Set in the Belgian countryside, Lukas Dhont's “Close” is about a friendship between two 13-year-old boys whose tender intimacy is tested, tragically, when one seeks to fit in with more macho boys
February 03
February 03

AP Was There: The first Grammy awards

The music industry ’s Grammy awards made its debut on May 4, 1959, 30 years after the Academy Awards handed out its first Oscar honoring the best in movies
February 03
February 03

Worries abound that Mexico’s Maya Train will destroy jungle

A major rail project in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is intended to drive economic development to some of the country’s poorest areas, in part by bringing up to three million tourists each year
February 03
February 03

Lauded rebel fashion designer Paco Rabanne dies at age 88

Spanish-born fashion designer Paco Rabanne has died at age 88
February 03
February 03

Fashion house says Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born creator of perfumes and space-age fashions has died at age 88.

Fashion house says Paco Rabanne, the Spanish-born creator of perfumes and space-age fashions has died at age 88.
February 03
February 03

Why cops might act violently in groups, according to experts

Groups can make people normalize problematic behaviors, experts said.
February 03
This image from video released on Jan. 27, 2023 shows Tyre Nichols seated leaning against a car during an attack by five Memphis police officers on Jan. 7, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn.
February 02

How a potential mpox outbreak was prevented

The rapid deployment of vaccines and treatments controlled the virus's spread.
February 02
Experts said the successful control of Mpox was due largely to the rapid deployment of vaccines and treatments.
February 02

Looking for love online? New study shows mixed experiences

Whether looking for love or a casual encounter, 3 in 10 U.S. adults say they have used a dating site or app
February 02
February 02

Beyond Phil: Other rodents that purport to 'predict' weather

He gets most of the PR, at least nationally, but Punxsutawney Phil isn't the only groundhog to purport to predict the weather
February 02
February 02

Eye drops recalled after US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

U.S. health officials say a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections
February 02
February 02

Psychedelic churches in US pushing boundaries of religion

Growing numbers of people are flocking to U.S. churches that center their practice around a bitter psychedelic tea known as ayahuasca
February 02
February 02

Punxsutawney Phil prepares to make Groundhog Day prediction

A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration
February 02
February 01

FDA issues warning letters to companies selling unproven mpox treatments

The agency identified several companies allegedly selling unproven products.
February 01
A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020.
February 01

Boris Johnson on Ukraine aid and his political future

ABC News’ Linsey Davis sat down with former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and spoke about Ukraine's resilience in part two of their exclusive interview.
February 01
VIDEO: Boris Johnson on Ukraine aid and his political future
February 01

Why do drug dealers use fentanyl to lace illicit drugs?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine.
February 01
Tablets of the opioid painkiller Oxycodone.
February 01

New Mexico considers roasted chile as official state aroma

The sweet smell of green chile roasting on an open flame permeates New Mexico every fall
February 01
February 01

Finland ends infertility requirement for transgender people

Lawmakers in Finland have approved amendments that will make it substantially easier for people to change their legally recognized gender in the Nordic country
February 01
February 01

Black history class revised by College Board amid criticism

The official curriculum for a new Advanced Placement course on African American studies released Wednesday downplays some components that had drawn criticism from conservatives including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who said the class would be banned in ...
February 01
February 01

Switching up salsas for the Super Bowl: 3 recipes with fruit

Certain foods are inextricably linked with game day parties
February 01
February 01

Edmunds: Why you need winter tires

If you live in a colder climate, winter tires will add safety and confidence to your drives
February 01
February 01

Ireland celebrates 'matron saint' with prayers, new holiday

Devotees in Ireland are marking the feast day of St. Brigid of Kildare
February 01
January 31

What the end of the COVID-19 emergencies in the US means

It's symbolic, one expert said, but it also affects major health systems.
January 31
President Joe Biden speaks during a reception to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 26, 2023.
January 31

North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

A bill advancing in North Carolina’s Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes
January 31
January 31

How ending COVID national, public health emergencies will impact Americans

The ending of the pandemic-era emergencies could affect health care for pandemic-related needs.
January 31
The ending of the pandemic-era emergencies could affect health care for pandemic-related needs.
January 31

Biden administration to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11

Various agencies must now determine which federal programs can continue without the order in place.
January 31
VIDEO: Biden administration to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11
January 31

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework
January 31
January 31

Biden administration will end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

The administration’s plan is to extend the orders to May 11 from their previous ending dates in March and April.
January 31
The administration’s plan is to extend the orders to May 11 from their previous ending dates in March and April.
January 31

What’s new for Medicare in 2023?

A new year means changes to Medicare, including updated premiums and deductibles and sometimes big policy moves
January 31
January 31

Pedal through cycling history at this Ohio bike museum

More than two centuries of bicycle history are on display at the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, Ohio
January 31
January 31

Broken baby Jesus statues flood restorers ahead of feast day

In Mexico City, it is the busy season for the craftsman who can repair Catholic families' beloved but broken baby Jesus figurines
January 31
January 31

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The A...
January 31
January 31

Nigeria sees cash shortage amid push for redesigned currency

Experts are warning that Nigeria's push to replace its paper money with newly designed currency notes has created a shortage of cash
January 31
January 31

Mexicans relish tamales, savoring tradition and nostalgia

At least three times a week, Mexico City bus driver Nicolás Cuatencos stops by a stand selling tamales
January 31
January 31

US births increased in 2021 for 1st time in 7 years, CDC report finds

There were 3.66 million babies born in 2021, according to the report.
January 31
January 30

Biden administration will end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

The change could affect health care for pandemic-related needs and more.
January 30
President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure at the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel North Portal in Baltimore, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.
January 30

'Father of Peeps' marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

Ira “Bob” Born, a candy company executive known as the “Father of Peeps” for mechanizing the process to make the marshmallow chicks, has died
January 30
January 30

Free hotel breakfasts are getting bigger and better

While some travelers cringe at the thought of greasy sausages and bland eggs served at the free hotel breakfast buffet, others say free breakfast ranks among their favorite aspects of travel
January 30
January 30

COVID-19 pandemic ‘probably at a transition point:’ WHO

Deaths from the disease are down significantly since last winter when the omicron variant was at its peak.
January 30
Deaths from the disease are down significantly since last winter when the omicron variant was at its peak.
January 30

WHO says COVID still a threat but pandemic is 'probably at a transition point'

The WHO says the world is in a better place to fight off the virus.
January 30
This illustration, created at the CDC, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The illness caused by the novel coronavirus has been named COVID-19.
January 30

COVID-19 may have impacted our children’s learning progress in school: Study

Children lost out on about one-third of what they usually would have learned.
January 30
Children arrive at school in New York, March 7, 2022.
January 30

Weeknight paprika-cumin chicken evokes Moroccan grilling

In Morocco, grilled chicken comes slathered in a rich butter mixture and seasoned with cilantro, parsley, paprika, cayenne and cumin
January 30
January 30

France braces for major transport woes from pension strikes

France’s national rail operator is recommending that passengers stay home if possible Tuesday to avoid labor strikes
January 30
January 30

In Israel, disposable plastics trigger culture war, test PM

Israel's new government is moving quickly to repeal a tax on single-use plastic goods like cups, plates and cutlery
January 30
January 28

US population center trending toward South this decade

The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history
January 28
January 28

Sabato De Sarno named new Gucci creative director

Italian designer Sabato De Sarno has been named the new creative director of Gucci, and will unveil his first collection during Milan Fashion Week next September, Gucci and parent company Kering announced Saturday
January 28
January 27

Fertility fraud victims lobby for change on Capitol Hill

ABC New Live’s Kyra Philips speaks with Eve Wiley and Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., about their fight to pass a bipartisan federal law on fertility fraud that will protect victims.
January 27
VIDEO: Fertility fraud victims lobby for change on Capitol Hill