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  • Composer Chopin's heart exhumed in secret, like a relic

    WARSAW, Poland — As Frederic Chopin gasped for air on his deathbed in Paris in 1849, he whispered a request that became the stuff of musical legend: R ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Europeans have prominent role in Islamic State beheading video

    PARIS — The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 3:25 pm
  • Study lifts cloud over Merck heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

    CHICAGO — Drugmaker Merck & Co. says its cholesterol-lowering medicine ezetimibe met its main goal in a study testing whether adding it to an older ty ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Study of gay brothers suggests genetic link for male homosexuality

    CHICAGO — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Child homelessness surges to all-time high in U.S.

    SAN FRANCISCO – The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, accord ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • New video of MH17 downing shows alarm in Ukraine

    HRABOVE, Ukraine – Four months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, The Associated Press has obtained vide ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Boy falls from Ferris wheel at Arizona carnival

    EL MIRAGE, Ariz. – Authorities are investigating the fall of a teenage boy from a Ferris wheel in suburban Phoenix.
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Pope decries tensions over immigrants in Europe

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis said sharp tensions in European cities over immigrants could get worse unless authorities, citizens and the newcomers sit ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • CDC: 172 people on cruise fell ill with norovirus

    LOS ANGELES – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 172 people on a cruise ship arriving in California on Sunday have fallen ill with th ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Nigerian army says it has regained town of Chibok

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – The Nigerian army has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Islamic ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • States working to fix hobbled Affordable Care Act websites

    BOSTON – The state that served as a template for President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act had so much trouble coordinating with the federal govern ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Obscure Nebraska panel may hold sway over Keystone XL pipeline

    LINCOLN, Neb. – Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could st ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Tense turns in freeing U.S. captives in North Korea

    WASHINGTON – When U.S. spy chief James Clapper flew to North Korea on a mission to bring home two U.S. captives, he ran into a potential hitch. North ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Islamic State beheads U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig

    BEIRUT – The Islamic State group released a video Sunday of a masked militant standing over a severed head it claimed was Peter Kassig, a former U.S. ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Justice Department prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

    WASHINGTON – Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 poten ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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