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  • Obama presses Congress for Zika funding as worries grow

    US President Barack Obama called on Congress Saturday to step up funding to combat the Zika virus, warning that delay is putting more Americans at risk. Obama's latest appeal, in his weekly radio address, came the day after the US authorities expressed deepening worry about the spread of the…

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  • You talkin' to me? English no longer a must for NYC cabbies

    NEW YORK (AP) — People who hope to drive New York City's famous yellow cabs must pass tests on such details as driving rules and where they can pick up passengers. But one test they no longer have to take? Whether they have a grasp of English.

    Associated Press
  • Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

    BEIJING (AP) — A Canadian patient's receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation Society: A turnaround that quick indicates the organ likely came from the body of an…

    Associated Press
  • Travel Advisory

    Scams and scares to watch out for on the road.

  • Ready for Medicare? Not Until You Read This

    If you're getting close to 65 years old, here's a primer on Medicare and what you may need to do to sign up.

    Motley Fool
  • Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.

    Associated Press
  • The Lonely Grandeur of Beachfront Motels

    Driving along the Garden State Parkway a few years ago, Mark Havens raced to pull ahead of vans or trucks with ladders on them—anything that could convey a construction crew. He’d push to beat them to Wildwood, a barrier island on the coast of New Jersey. “I was convinced they were going down there…

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  • Tennis - Serena hopes shoulder injury won't derail history bid

    - Serena Williams unveiled a new sports bra and tennis racquet in a dizzying round of commercial duties this week, but when talk turned to her injured shoulder, the American preferred to reveal as little as possible. The 34-year-old world number one, who is chasing a record seventh US Open and…

  • Turkey unveils 3rd Istanbul bridge linking Europe with Asia

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey opened one of the world's largest bridges Friday designed to allow traffic to cross the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia and ease congestion in Istanbul.

    Associated Press
  • Man with no symptoms spread Zika to sex partner: officials

    US health officials Friday reported the first known case of a man who acquired Zika virus while traveling, showed no symptoms, and infected his female partner during unprotected sex. The case suggests the risk of Zika's spread may be far greater than previously understood, and may lead to more…

  • Expedia Partners with Red Lion, to Offer Rewards to Clients

    Expedia Inc. (EXPE) recently announced that it has partnered with Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLH), to offer rewards to clients.

  • A Star Wars fan implanted a chip with Jedi powers in her hand

    Like many of us, Australian Shanti Korporaal fell in love with “Star Wars” as a kid and dreamed of one day being a Jedi. But unlike most of us, at 27 she’s made at least part of that dream a reality. According to the Washington Post, Korporaal, co-founder and director of seven small tech companies…

  • Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

    Associated Press
  • Aloft hotels will let you control your room with Siri

    These "smart hotel" rooms will debut in Boston and in Santa Clara, California.

  • Debunking Zambia's prostate cancer myths

    The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer.

    BBC News
  • Starting now, it will be easier than ever for Americans to get to Cuba and Mexico

    After decades of red tape, a trip to Mexico or Cuba for Americans is about to get easier. And cheaper. Cuba and the US restored diplomatic relations last year, knocking down a more than five-decade ban on most travel to the island. The US government granted approval in July for six commercial…

  • Last-Minute Flights: How to Find the Cheapest and Best Fares Available

    When it comes to finding last-minute flights, what you should know is outweighed by what you shouldn’t know: where you’re going and when you’re getting there. The more flexibility you…