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Cleveland Clinic doc pens viral screed against vaccines, peers call it ‘post-truth medicine’

On Friday afternoon, a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, the large academic hospital in Ohio, unleashed a salvo of pointed words toward vaccines. The...

A whipped cream shortage is looming, just in time for peak holiday pie

If it is the season of pumpkin and pecan pies, and of frothy drinks garnished with cinnamon or peppermint, then it is also the...

Swarming crazy ants with a penchant for destroying electronics are on the move in Texas

Of the nonnative animals crawling, buzzing and slithering across the American South, very few are officially designated "crazy."The crazy ant is an exception. When...

While herding sheep, Australian man discovers bones of a giant dinosaur. Meet Wade.

In 2005, David Elliott was guiding his mob of sheep through central Queensland, Australia, when two fossilized bone fragments poking out of the soil...

Survivor in mysterious boat accident is also ‘person of interest’ in grandfather’s unsolved murder, police say

It was not unusual for 22-year-old Nathan Carman and his mother, Linda, to go on long fishing trips. The pair set out for a...

Federal judge: Starbucks is not ripping you off when it puts lots of ice in your iced tea

To a brewing class-action lawsuit that argued Starbucks had, for a decade, stiffed customers by filling their drinks with too much ice, a federal...

They scanned Sting’s brain – here’s what they learned

A book with the title "This Is Your Brain on Music" would, presumably, be of great interest to a musician like Sting. His gray...

Idaho preschooler saved from jaws of mountain lion in rare attack

The first time the mountain lion pawed its way through the Idaho campsite Friday, the cat went unnoticed by everyone except for one woman....

The tangled trail of a priceless moon rock memento from Apollo 11

Under most circumstances the bag would not have merited a second glance, it being a yellowing flap of fabric encircled by a bronze zipper....

Texas man filmed beating turtle to death with hammer says it was self-defense

The two fishermen thought they had a whopper on the end of the line. It was a late June evening at Lady Bird Lake,...

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FDA approves first COVID-19 drug: antiviral remdesivir

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical WriterU.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given...