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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency  on Friday designated two forever chemicals that have been used in cookware, carpets and firefighting foams as hazardous substances, an …

ANDEREN, Netherlands — Inside the barn on the flat fields of the northern Netherlands , Jos Ubels cradles a newborn Blonde d'Aquitaine calf, the latest addition to his herd of over 300 dairy …

WASHINGTON — A ancient giant snake in India might have been longer than a school bus and weighed a ton, researchers reported Thursday. Fossils found near a coal mine revealed a snake that …

DES MOINES, Iowa — Stung by paying billions of dollars for settlements and trials, chemical giant Bayer has been lobbying lawmakers in three states to pass bills providing it a legal shield …

That coffee you slurped this morning? It’s 600,000 years old. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, researchers built a family tree for the world's most popular type of coffee, …

NEW YORK — If you're feeling — YAWN — sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you're not alone. A majority of Americans say they would feel …

On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency  finalized limits on certain common types of PFAS chemicals  in drinking water. It is the first time a nationwide limit on so-called …

Two tribal nations are accusing social media companies of contributing to the disproportionately high rates of suicide among Native American youth. Their lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles …

NEW YORK — Much like nutritional labels on food products, “broadband labels” for internet packages will soon tell you just what is going into the pricing of your service, thanks to …

Powerball will match a record for lottery drawings Saturday night with a stretch of more than three months without a jackpot winner. It's that string of futility that has enabled Powerball's top …

WASHINGTON — The IRS is warning taxpayers that they may be leaving more than $1 billion on the table. The federal tax collector said Monday that roughly 940,000 people in the U.S. have …

MISSOULA, Mont. — A Washington state man accused of helping kill thousands of birds  pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to shooting eagles on an American Indian reservation in …

MITCHELL — Standing next to a row of bookcases in the Mitchell High School library, South Dakota’s lieutenant governor was asked about taking the reins of state government. …

GOLDEN, Colo. — A Colorado man who was placed on life support after he was bitten by his pet Gila monster  died of complications from the desert lizard's venom, an autopsy report obtained …

DALLAS — A Texas man who spent most of his 78 years using an iron lung chamber and built a large following on social media, recounting his life from contracting polio  in the 1940s to …

The drugstore chains CVS Health and Walgreens plan to start dispensing an  abortion  pill in a few states within weeks. CVS Health will start filling prescriptions for mifepristone in …

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — A man who fatally shot a 20-year-old woman after the SUV she was riding in mistakenly drove into his rural driveway in upstate New York was sentenced Friday to more than 25 …

Under a heavy police presence, thousands of people bade farewell Friday to opposition leader  Alexei Navalny  at his funeral in Moscow after his still-unexplained death two weeks ago in an …

A federal appeals court in Washington has ordered a new sentence for a retired  Air Force officer who stormed the U.S. Capitol  dressed in combat gear, in a ruling issued Friday that could …

NEW YORK — Americans who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days, U.S. health officials announced Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and …

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