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New rules would ban junk food from being marketed in schools

New rules first lady Michelle Obama will propose on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools, officials say.

Care packages for troops sit in GA post office for 3 months

Packages from Georgia senior citizens destined for troops in Afghanistan made it about a mile to the local post office. The boxes were packed and mailed out for Veterans Day more than three months ago.

U.S. will pull out of Afghanistan, if no security agreement reached

We're not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing for the first time it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end of the year if no security agreement is signed.

Pocket bible stops 2 bullets from killing Ohio man

If not for the Bible, the bullets would have gone right through his heart.

Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should remove ovaries by 35

A new study on healthy women with genetic mutations that sharply increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer supports the old adage: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

How to avoid spoiling your favorite TV shows on social media

Nobody found out who shot J.R. on Facebook. And none of us first saw Bob Newhart wake up with Suzanne Pleshette in an Instagram photo. But that was then and this, in all its Tivo, Twitter and Hulu-centric glory, is now.

George W. Bush will showcase his paintings in new exhibit

Former President-turned-painter George W. Bush will host an art exhibit starting this April, showing off more than two dozen portraits that have never been made public.

Severe air pollution forces China school to build recess dome

Beijing has been suffering through a rare orange level warning for pollution in recent days. It’s the government's second-worst rating.

'About 20' cases of polio-like illness found in California

"About 20" cases of a polio-like syndrome have been identified in California children over the past 18 months, a Stanford University researcher says.

Jindal, Malloy spar after White House meeting

Red-state/blue-state rancor flared on Monday outside the White House between two governors - one with potential presidential aspirations.