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  • AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

    LOS ANGELES - Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades co-ordinated coverage of some of the nation's biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael Jackson and the O.J. Simpson saga, has died, her family said Monday. She was 71.
  • MS patients had higher incidence of certain conditions: study of 4 provinces

    VANCOUVER - Conditions such as sleep problems, irritable bowel syndrome and depression are more common among multiple sclerosis patients — five years before they develop medically recognized signs of the disease, a new study from the University of British Columbia suggests.
  • US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

    NEW YORK - The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.
  • Amazon's Prime Day runs into snags swiftly

    NEW YORK - Amazon's website ran into some snags quickly Monday on its much-hyped Prime Day, an embarrassment for the tech company on the shopping holiday it created.
  • Fired worker argues pot use didn't violate company policy

    METHUEN, Mass. - A Massachusetts woman who was fired by a food services company for her recreational marijuana use says she was wrongfully terminated.
  • Why traditional credit scores still matter

    Researchers and startups say all kinds of weird data can predict your creditworthiness. What kind of smartphone you have, who your friends are and how you answer survey questions may foretell how likely you are to pay back a loan.
  • Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

    MOSCOW - Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women.
  • Young Nubians revive dream of returning to land in Egypt

    ASWAN, Egypt - The world of their parents and grandparents was turned upside down more than 50 years ago when they were evacuated from villages along the Nile River to make way for the High Dam. Now a younger generation has revived the long-dormant cause of Egypt's Nubians, campaigning for a return to their lands and struggling to preserve their culture.
  • Egypt's young Nubians revive dream of return to homeland

    ASWAN, Egypt - Siham Othman was born decades after her grandparents were forced to evacuate from their homes on the banks of the Nile River along with tens of thousands of their fellow Nubians. But she has a lifelong bond with her ancestral homeland.
  • Two communities show Nubians' past, a version of the future

    WADI KARKAR, Egypt - With a mix of nostalgia and sorrow, Egypt's Nubians look back at their lives in ancestral lands in southern Egypt as a peaceful era tied intimately to the Nile River.
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