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Alcohol-exposed pregnancy remains a risk in U.S.

Washington - Despite numerous warnings, many women in the U.S. consume alcohol while they are pregnant. New figures, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), place the number of women at risk as 3 million.

Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

UN names coordinator to tackle peacekeeping sex abuse scandal

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed American Jane Holl Lute to tackle mounting allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers.

Researchers advance multiple therapies to improve brain function

They have enabled paraplegics to walk by sending computer-interpreted electrical signals from patients’ brains to motorized exoskeletons suits.

Arctic sea ice levels hit record low after warm January

Boulder - Usually at this time of the year, Arctic sea ice is building up to its yearly maximum, making the region almost impenetrable to all but the toughest icebreakers. However, January has been unusually warm, leaving the ice extent lower than average.

Police: Dog starved by owner continues to slowly improve Special

Pittsburgh - A three-year-old Pitt Bull mix that was being starved by her owner and who was rescued by a Pittsburgh police officer along with a humane society officer, is making slow progress in her recovery, according to one of the officers involved in the case.

US hopes to send anti-missile system to SKorea 'as quickly as possible'

Washington - The US military wants to send a sophisticated missile defense system to South Korea "as quickly as possible," the Pentagon said Monday as it seeks to counter an ever-defiant North Korea.

Astrophysisist Rashied Amini can help you find love Special

The former NASA employee has helped develop Nanaya, an app that can determine whether or not a person will find true love based on science and probability. Digital Journal found out more.

Obama calls for $1.8 billion to fight Zika

Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday asked for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus in the United States and beyond.

Participant in 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge passes away

Raleigh - A man passes away after suffering chest pains during the 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race Saturday in North Carolina.

Op-Ed: Feminist icon Gloria Steinem supports Clinton over Sanders

Feminist icon from the 60s, Gloria Steinem, has urged women, especially younger women, who tend to support septuagenarian self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders from Vermont, to support Hillary Clinton as the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate.

NYC investigates radioactive leak in groundwater at Indian Point

New York City - Entergy Corporation's Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is in the news again after it was announced on Saturday that groundwater underneath the plant was contaminated with radioactive materials.

UN condemns N. Korea rocket launch, vows sanctions soon

New York - The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday and agreed to move quickly to impose new sanctions that will punish Pyongyang for "these dangerous and serious violations.

White House hopefuls in final pitch in New Hampshire

Manchester - US presidential candidates, including billionaire Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, fanned out across snowy New Hampshire seeking to convert undecided voters with just hours to spare before Tuesday's crucial primary.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao-Bradley fight can still sell despite backlash

Right after the official announcement of the Pacquiao-Bradley trilogy fight late last year, Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, contends that the fight will still sell because Bradley has improved a lot as a fighter since they fought in 2014.

Ten quotes from the Republican debate

Manchester - Republican candidates for the White House held their eighth debate ahead of the all-important New Hampshire primary election, which takes place Tuesday.Here are 10 of the most memorable quotes from the event, which took place late Saturday. - Buckle up!..

Manning, Newton to duel as America stops for Super Bowl 50

Santa Clara - A perfectly scripted quarterback duel between Peyton Manning and Cam Newton will take center stage on Sunday as America comes to a standstill for the 50th edition of the Super Bowl.

Donald Trump expected to return to Republican Party debate roster

Manchester - Opinion poll-leading Republican presidential nomination candidate Donald Trump is expected to join six challengers Saturday night in the last debate before New Hampshire primary voters cast ballots on Tuesday.

Rubio wilts, Trump strong in Republican debate

Manchester - Surging Republican hope Marco Rubio wilted under sustained attack in the last US presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary as frontrunner Donald Trump insisted he could be commander in chief.

100-foot diameter asteroid to pass close to Earth on March 5

A small asteroid that passed by Earth at a distance of 1.3 million miles away two years ago is set to make a return appearance on March 5. This time, it could come much closer to Earth, perhaps as close as 11,000 miles, says NASA.
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