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U.S. sued to curb deaths of sea turtles by shrimping industry

Environmentalists seeking to curb the deaths of an estimated 53,000 sea turtles each year from getting caught in commercial shrimp nets off the southeastern United States sued federal regulators on Wednesday for stronger protections.

Snoring, apnea linked to earlier memory decline in elderly

Older people who have sleep apnea, which can be marked by heavy snoring, tend to begin experiencing cognitive decline about ten years earlier than those without the disorder, or those who use a breathing machine to treat their apnea, according to a new U.S. study.

Study reveals secret behind knuckle-cracking

Some people like the sound of knuckle-cracking and others loathe it, but for years there has been disagreement among scientists about what actually causes it.

Fast-food workers mark Tax Day demanding higher wages

NEW YORK — Fast-food workers rallied in New York Wednesday to demand higher pay, using the April 15 deadline for filing U.S. tax returns to publicize their claim that they cannot survive on the hourly wages paid by many U.S. corporations.

Jury of 19 women, 5 men picked forcinema massacre trial

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Lawyers in Colorado's cinema massacre case picked a jury of 19 women and five men on Tuesday to hear the long-awaited murder trial of gunman James Holmes, which is due to start this month.

Academics rate women scientist job applicants higher than identical men

NEW YORK — When hundreds of U.S. college faculty members rated junior scientists based on scholarly record, job interview performance and other information with an eye toward which should be hired, they preferred women over identically qualified men two-to-one, scientists reported on Monday.

Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay

DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters.

Rubio calls 2016 race a ‘generational choice’

MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida plans to enter the 2016 race for the White House by urging voters to make a “generational choice” for leadership that takes the country in new directions, according to excerpts of his announcement speech.

Sardine decline could prompt fishing ban

PORTLAND, Ore. — Plummeting sardine populations could lead to a complete ban on harvesting the small oily fish off the U.S. West Coast starting later this year, officials with the Pacific Fishery Management Council said on Tuesday.

Fears over Roundup herbicide residues prompt private testing

U.S. consumer groups, scientists and food companies are testing substances ranging from breakfast cereal to breast milk for residues of the world’s most widely used herbicide on rising concerns over its possible links to disease.

American with Ebola released from U.S. hospital

CHICAGO - A U.S. healthcare worker who was being treated for Ebola at a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland has been declared free of the virus and was released from the hospital on Thursday, according to the U.S. aid agency Partners In Health.

Iran demands sanctions end when nuclear deal signed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded yesterday that all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran’s nuclear program is concluded.

California may ban vaccine exemptions

SACRAMENTO Calif. — California lawmakers on Wednesday pushed forward a bill that would ban parents from citing their personal beliefs as a reason to let their school-going children remain unvaccinated.

Conservatives find political red meat in USDA diet guidelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the IRS to the Environmental Protection Agency to the Federal Communications Commission, federal agencies are under more scrutiny from congressional Republicans concerned about regulatory overreach than at any time in Barack Obama’s presidency.