BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM - JUL 26, 2017
Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says
Unique genetic insertions, called transposons, on the Williams-Beuren syndrome critical regions (WBSCR) were strongly associated with social traits, such as seeking out humans for physical contact.
BY: MAE OWEN - JUL 26, 2017
Trump tells Iran to release detained Americans or face
Trump added that he and his administration are "redoubling efforts" to bring all Americans who are unjustly detained abroad home.
BY: JAMES CARLIN - JUL 26, 2017
Judge promises reduced sentences to inmates who get vasectomies
A Tennessee judge has courted controversy with an unconventional approach to drug-related sentencing: He will reduce the sentences of inmates who voluntarily undergoes medical procedures to prevent them from having children.
BY: PAUL PATE - JUL 26, 2017
Apple owes Ireland more than $15 billion in back taxes
The Irish government is setting up an escrow fund to facilitate the collection of an estimated 13 billion Euros--$15.2 billion—in back taxes from Apple Inc.
BY: JEREMY MORROW - JUL 26, 2017
Judge stirs controversy by offering reduced sentences for vasectomies
udge Sam Benningfield of White County, Tennessee, is drawing fire for suggesting a controversial solution to the problem of drug-addicted babies: reduced county jail time if an inmate chooses to get a vasectomy or have a contraceptive implant.
BY: PAUL PATE - JUL 26, 2017
Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of Australian woman's shooting death
The police chief issued a statement in which she said that she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" take over.
BY: MIRIAM GRIFFIN - JUL 26, 2017
US intel confirms Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russia's ambassador
Sessions did not disclose any meetings with Kislyak during the vetting process for his nomination to be Trump's attorney general.
BY: MAE OWEN - JUL 26, 2017
Moon wetter than previously thought
Earth's Moon may look bone-dry, but new satellite data indicates large volumes of water "hotspots" trapped within the lunar dust.
Nearly all former pro football players had brain injury, new study shows
BY: JEREMY MORROW JUL 25, 2017
Nearly all former pro football players had brain injury, new study shows
In all, the researchers looked at 202 brains that belonged to football players at all levels. CTE was present in 87 percent.
Prognosis and treatment options for Sen. John McCain's glioblastoma
BY: JAMES CARLIN JUL 25, 2017
Prognosis and treatment options for Sen. John McCain's glioblastoma
Because glioblastomas tend to have tendrils along the edge of the tumors, surgery cannot eradicate all the cancerous cells.
Nine-year-old stumbles on million-year-old stegomastodon
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM JUL 25, 2017
Nine-year-old stumbles on million-year-old stegomastodon
A nine-year-old boy was roaming around the Organ Mountains near Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his family in November when he literally stumbled on a rare paleontological find: the fossilized skull of a million-year-old stegomastodon.
A medical first: Brain damage reversed in child who drowned
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM JUL 25, 2017
A medical first: Brain damage reversed in child who drowned
In February 2016, two-year-old Eden Carlson made it through a baby gate and toppled into the family swimming pool. She was submerged in the cold water for as long as 15 minutes before being found, according to a Newsweek report.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, 41, dies in apparent suicide
BY: MAE OWEN JUL 25, 2017
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, 41, dies in apparent suicide
The lead singer of the hard rock band Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, has died of an apparent suicide. He was 41.
Trump: Sessions' recusal 'unfair to the president'
BY: JOSE JEFFERIES JUL 25, 2017
Trump: Sessions' recusal 'unfair to the president'
Sitting down for an interview with The New York Times, President Trump expressed anger and frustration at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from heading the Russia investigation, saying the move was "very unfair to the president."
State must pay legal fees in Kentucky same-sex marriage license case
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS JUL 25, 2017
State must pay legal fees in Kentucky same-sex marriage license case
Although the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages across the land in 2015, Davis refused to recognize the ruling for religious reasons and stopped issuing marriage licenses.
Teenagers laugh as man drowns, but will not be prosecuted
BY: JOSE JEFFERIES JUL 25, 2017
Teenagers laugh as man drowns, but will not be prosecuted
Police officials are looking at charging the teenagers with violating a Florida law that requires someone who is aware of a death to report it.
California farmers replace workers with robots
BY: MAE OWEN JUL 25, 2017
California farmers replace workers with robots
So as the existing pool of laborers grows older and more of them retire, not enough new immigrant workers are arriving to replace them.
Sean Spicer resigns as Trump's press secretary
BY: CLINT HUSTON JUL 25, 2017
Sean Spicer resigns as Trump's press secretary
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was promoted to the position of press secretary, said in a statement during a White House briefing that the president was grateful for Spicer's service.
Russian economy grows, but so does average Russians' malaise
BY: MARK SCHWARTZ JUL 25, 2017
Russian economy grows, but so does average Russians' malaise
On the plus side, the Russian economy is no longer in the tailspin that it had fallen into in 2014-2015. Economic growth stood at 3.1% over the last 12 months, and industrial production grew by 2% over the last six.
Senate panel asks Trump Jr., Manafort to testify July 26
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS JUL 25, 2017
Senate panel asks Trump Jr., Manafort to testify July 26
The Judiciary Committee also has made far-reaching document requests, suggesting the breadth of its investigation.
Trump hosts GOP senators at White House to talk next steps on health-care bill
BY: MAE OWEN JUL 25, 2017
Trump hosts GOP senators at White House to talk next steps on health-care bill
The repeal bill will eliminate Obamacare's core components, including its individual mandate and employer mandate.
VA private-doctor referrals are in trouble due to dwindling funds
BY: LEON CLARKE JUL 25, 2017
VA private-doctor referrals are in trouble due to dwindling funds
Military veterans who have seen private doctors for their health needs might no longer be able to do so due to recent cutbacks in the Veterans Administration's Veterans Choice Program.
Humans arrived in Australia much earlier than thought
BY: JOSE JEFFERIES JUL 25, 2017
Humans arrived in Australia much earlier than thought
New excavations of an aboriginal rock shelter called Madjedbebe push back the date when humans first came to Australia by between 5,000 and 18,000 years.
Supreme Court rules grandparents exempt from Trump travel ban
BY: VICKY WEBB JUL 25, 2017
Supreme Court rules grandparents exempt from Trump travel ban
This interim ruling comes as the Supreme Court waits to hear arguments in October on the merits of the challenge to the Trump travel ban.