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  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Russia's Efimova first to appeal Rio Olympics ban

    Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova became the first athlete to announce she would appeal against her ban from next month's Rio Games over doping. Thirteen individual Russian athletes have so far been excluded from the Rio Games -- seven swimmers, two weightlifters, a wrestler and three rowers –- after…

    AFP
  • Olympics - Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

    - Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de Janeiro for…

    AFP
  • California man sentenced for trying to aid Islamic State

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sentenced a California man to 15 years in prison for trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria, calling his conduct a serious threat to the U.S. and saying it was influenced by his abusive childhood and history of mental problems.

    Associated Press
  • Olympic travelers face tiny risk of Zika: US study

    Those traveling to Brazil for the Olympics face a tiny risk of getting infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which can cause birth defects in pregnant women, US researchers said Monday. Under a worst-case scenario, just three to 37 of the up to 500,000 people expected to go to Rio de…

    AFP
  • Colombia declares its Zika epidemic over

    Colombia declared Monday its Zika epidemic is over, but warned that the mosquito-borne virus, which is blamed for causing brain damage in babies, would continue circulating on a smaller scale. Colombia has been the second hardest-hit country by the disease after Brazil, with nearly 100,000 cases…

    AFP
  • 'Low risk' of Zika spreading around world due to Rio Olympics: Yale report

    Only an estimated 3 to 37 people out of thousands of travelers to the Olympics are projected to bring the Zika virus home, according to a new study.

    CNBC
  • Life in the fast lane: Zip through airport security with Clear biometric scanning

    Frequent travelers can speed up airport check-in with Clear biometric scanning terminals. Skip the lines, scan your boarding pass and fingerprint and move on through. You'll still have to go through security checking, unless you're PreCheck eligible.

    Digital Trends
  • Early menopause may speed up aging in women: study

    Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases. The findings could settle a long-standing debate, said Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics and…

    AFP
  • Baby born in Spain with Zika-caused microcephaly, first in Europe

    A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth in Spain on Monday to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe. A hospital source said she was infected in Latin America, where the virus is prevalent. "The baby did not require…

    AFP
  • Scans reveal how teenage brain develops

    The areas of the brain involved in complex thought are the ones that change the most during the teenage years, research shows.

    BBC News
  • Your next healthy superfood: cockroach milk?

    Mmm. Scientists investigate a stomach-turning food concept using highly nutritious protein crystals found in creepy-crawly cockroaches.

    CNET
  • 'Thrifty' Samoan obesity gene found: study

    Scientists revealed a "thrifty" gene variant Monday that likely helped Samoans store fat and survive in bygone lean times, but has made them among the portliest people in times of plenty. The variant in the gene CREBRF was common among Samoans -- it was present in 45 percent of some 5,000…

    AFP
  • Raw eggs 'safe for pregnant women'

    Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a food safety committee recommends.

    BBC News
  • Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

    A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.

    BBC News
  • Turkish Airlines fires 211 employees following coup attempt

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Airlines says it has terminated the contracts of 211 employees, joining a government purge of people suspected of links to a U.S.-based cleric whom authorities accuse of orchestrating Turkey's failed coup.

    Associated Press
  • Spirit Airlines Bets on Florida

    Spirit Airlines has finally announced its first batch of new routes since CEO Bob Fornaro took the helm in January. They all have one thing in common: Florida.

    Motley Fool
  • Philly vs. Cleveland: Who got the better convention bump

    Host cities expect millions from the political conventions in terms of booked hotel rooms and spending. See which city expects to do better.

    CNBC
  • Cooling off in Trevi Fountain costs hot tourists

    Cooling off with a midnight dip in Rome's famous Trevi Fountain may sound like a dream "Roman Holiday", but an Italian police crackdown has landed a series of splash-happy tourists with fat fines. Police said Monday two young Californians were ordered this weekend to pay a 450-euro ($500) fine…

    AFP