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Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock $45-billion deal announced Thursday that will allow the company more control over the U.S. market’s television, broadband Internet and phone services. While the Federal Communications...
In November, 466 people were treated in English hospitals for the effects of female genital mutilation, according to a recent analysis by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. These numbers are similar to September’s, when hospitals...
A pipeline leak near Williston, North Dakota, that began January 6 has spilled 3 million gallons of brine — a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing. The leak has reached the Missouri River, the Associated Press reported on Friday. It’s the...
Scientists have found the on and off switches in the brains of mice that trigger thirst. Using light, they were able to stop dehydrated mice from drinking and make well-hydrated mice consume water anyway. Photo by Flickr user Didriks Thirsty?...
The US flag flies above the Camp Delta maximum security area in December 2006 on the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Image by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty ImagesFORT MEADE, Md. — Some female soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed...
WASHINGTON — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional Budget Office says the...