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- Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:23:00 -0400
- Dr. Dan Swangard doesn't know if he would take lethal medications to hasten death. But as someone with metastatic cancer, he wants to have that choice. He's part of a suit to change California law.
- 1 Death Reported Outside NSA After Car Tried To Ram Security Gate Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:21:00 -0400
- A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.
- Amid Criticism, Indiana's Republicans To Revisit Religious Freedom Law Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:16:00 -0400
- The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.
- Hillary Clinton's Email Controversy Hasn't Changed Much For 2016 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:03:00 -0400
- Three weeks after the Democratic front runner's widely covered news conference about her use of private emails, polls continue to show her ahead of Republicans in the 2016 presidential race.
- How Many Crimes Do Your Police 'Clear'? Now You Can Find Out Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:11:00 -0400
- Police say a crime is "cleared" when they make an arrest or identify a suspect. Clearance rates vary widely by city, but you can use our tool to look up how the police are faring where you live.
- Open Cases: Why One-Third Of Murders In America Go Unresolved Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:04:00 -0400
- Police today are identifying fewer murder suspects than they did a generation ago. One criminologist says that may be because departments are more focused on preventing crimes than on making arrests.
- In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:04:00 -0400
- The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.
- Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:03:00 -0400
- In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.
- With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:42:00 -0400
- Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to about $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.
- Uphill Skiing Gains Traction In Colorado Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0400
- There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
- Sure, Use A Treadmill Desk — But You Still Need To Exercise Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:40:00 -0400
- Treadmill desks were the hot new trend in exercising a few years ago. The idea was to get moving and lose weight at work. But a new study suggests people don't use them enough to make a difference.
- Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400
- The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
- Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400
- Palm Springs was the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood. Then its glamour faded. Now its midcentury architecture, its retro style and the allure of its past are fueling a rebirth.
- Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:21:00 -0400
- A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.
- Iran, West Said To Be Closing Gap On Nuke Deal As Deadline Looms Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:29:00 -0400
- The two sides are reportedly close to a deal ahead of a Tuesday deadline, but diplomatic sources caution that an agreement could still fall apart. Shipping uranium to Russia is a point of contention.