RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries including the United States gathered Thursday in New Zealand for the ceremonial signing of a free-trade deal they say will significantly boost trade.
A South Dakota livestock organization is petitioning U.S. Air Force officials to provide more information to ranchers who monitor their herds and land by air in a newly expanded training zone.
JUBA, South Sudan Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting accomplishment of his career, although progress is hampered by ongoing conflict in Mali and South Sudan.
HOUSTON The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 per cent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides, a new report shows.
DES MOINES, Iowa Ted Cruz, a fiery, conservative Texas senator loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.
JOHANNESBURG Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
JERUSALEM Israel’s Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.
DES MOINES, Iowa Hillary Clinton is used to tough questions, but a recent query from a little girl actually moved her.
Before about 700 people at Keota High School last month, the grade-schooler clutched the microphone during a town hall meeting and asked: “What are you going to do about all this bullying?”
SAN FRANCISCO Federal officials don’t know how many migrant children they’ve sent to live with convicted criminals across the U.S. over the last three years, at a time the government sought to move young Central American migrants out of shelters and into private homes, says the chair of a bipartisan congressional subcommittee that meets Thursday on the issue.