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Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region,...

California quake doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

NAPA, California (AP) — The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in...

Japan hit by worst dengue fever outbreak in 70 years

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 34 confirmed cases linked to a popular Tokyo park.

Halliburton to settle US Gulf spill claims for $1.1b

Halliburton Co <HAL. N> said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP <BP. L>...

Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe they hope to launch later this year on a mission to mine a celestial body.

More storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds

More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths: World Bank

The world's "disastrously inadequate response" to West Africa's Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the...

US eating habits improve a bit - except among poor

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet....

Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon

Fishermen used shovels, wheel‑carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills...