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Los Angeles Council Backs 2024 Olympics Bid

The Los Angeles City Council has thrown its support behind an effort to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. The 15-0 council vote cleared the way for Mayor Eric Garcetti to execute agreements that begin negotiations with the U.S. Olympic Committee

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Video May Show Police Shot Man With Hands Up

A video obtained by a Stan Antonio TV station seems to show Texas sheriff's deputies shooting a man with his hands in the air. Authorities say that Gilbert Flores, 41, had resisted arrest and that efforts to subdue him with non-lethal force had failed stock health autism puzzle pieces

Researchers Zero in on the Best Way to Diagnose Autism

What’s the most reliable way to know if your child has autism? Is it a genetic test? Or are more traditional behavioral assessments, which measure talking and social skills, more accurate? The latest research provides some answers


California to End Unlimited Isolation of Gang Leaders

California. agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. The state will only segregate inmates who commit new crimes behind bars

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Obama Calls for Expanded Fleet of Arctic Ice Breakers

President Barack Obama will call for an expanded fleet of Arctic ice breakers, warning that the U.S. risked losing control of shipping routes, fishing grounds and pristine habitats if the Coast Guard does not strengthen its presence in the region


American Smoking Rates Fall

The national smoking rate stands at 17% this year, a drop from the 18% reported in 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Smoking rates were even lower earlier this year, but that may be attributable to New Year's resolutions

epaselect epa04907464 Migrants protest in front of the Keleti Railway Station after police closed the station in Budapest, Hungary, 01 September 2015. Hungarian police closed the main train station in Budapest from where scores of migrants were hoping to travel to Western Europe. The refugees arrived in Budapest via the so-called Balkan route, across Turkey, the Aegean Sea and Greece, Macedonia and Serbia. EPA/ZOLTAN BALOGH HUNGARY OUT

Hungary Stops Migrants by Shutting Down Train Station

Hungary suspended all rail traffic from its main terminal in Budapest and cleared the train station of hundreds of migrants trying to board trains for Austria and Germany — the hoped-for end destinations in their flight from turmoil in the Mideast and Asia


Fight Peanut Allergies With Peanuts: Doctors

The American Academy of Pediatrics has advice for parents trying to prevent their kids from developing peanut allergies: Give them peanuts. As counterintuitive as it may seem, research indicates that putting peanuts out of reach could make things worse


Pandora Is Going Ad-Free for One Day Only

For one day, Pandora users will be able to listen without ads. The Internet radio platform is celebrating its 10th anniversary with “Listener Love Day,” which will remove commercials from the service for 24 hours starting midnight on Sept. 9

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Jared Foundation's Former Director to Plead Guilty

An attorney says the former director of a foundation created by ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to child pornography charges. Russell Taylor was charged with production and possession of child pornography

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Apple May Be Taking On Netflix and Amazon

Apple has been meeting with Hollywood executives about producing original content like Netflix and Amazon do, according to reports. Apple is planning to begin hiring for the project "in the coming months," with operations slated to get underway within a year