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Before Sunday's Beijing Marathon, smog levels were 12 times above what is considered safe for humans. But organizers refused to cancel. Instead, they handed out sponges to clean exposed skin.
Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.
It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.
Anti-immigration activist Judy Lairmore protests busing of migrant people fr...
Immigrant families living in the U.S. illegally have been moving out of urban areas into the suburbs. That's creating new tensions with some of the people who live there.
Special Ranger Wayne Goodman with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers ...
Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.
The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.