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Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — One in four Americans waited until the end of tax season to file their returns and a majority think they pay about the right amount in federal taxes, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll released Monday, a day before the tax deadline.
LOS ANGELES — Your normally cheerful spouse has suddenly, and inexplicably, turned cranky and an otherwise pleasant day is fast becoming a scene from “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Sound familiar?
CHICAGO — That dainty handkerchief you use to cover up sneezes should be considered more of a fierce battle shield, after new research shows that sneezes release violent gas clouds with the ability to spread germs farther than previously calculated.
AURORA, Mo. — For years, police officers, investigators and members of the media in southwest Missouri knew Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.
Over a decade beginning in 1996, Megan Huntsman gave birth to at least seven babies in her home at Pleasant Grove, Utah. One died at birth and the other six were strangled or suffocated, their bodies concealed in boxes that were stored in the garage, she told police, according to documents released by state authorities Monday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Emergency response officials told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that big cities and small towns alike are unprepared for a disaster on the scale of an oil train derailment and fire last year in Quebec that destroyed part of a town and killed 47 people.
Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized, Oscar-winning actor whose movie, television and stage career spanned eight decades and eight wives, has died. He was 93.
LOS ANGELES — As NASA plans to send astronauts to an asteroid or even to Mars in the coming decades — missions that could last well beyond 30 days — they’re grappling with an ethical dilemma: How do they handle decisions on long-distance space exploration when it could expose astronauts to high or unknown health hazards?
LOS ANGELES — Tiny microbes on the bottom of the ocean floor may have been responsible for the largest extinction event our planet has ever seen, according to a new study.
LOS ANGELES — The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer screening.
Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were overweight or obese.
SANTIAGO, Chile — A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile’s northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides and cutting power for thousands of people.