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Latest Headlines

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

After an ice cream sandwich from Wal-Mart was left outside on an 80-degree day and didn't melt, a Cincinnati-area mom questioned what's in it. Wal-Mart said a lot of cream.


Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

The Rockies won a home game Saturday night, and fans at Coors Field received replicas of shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's jersey. But the shirts misspelled his last name.


Calif. Gets A Lesson In Succession: 4 Governors In 4 Days

The assembly speaker takes over for the senate president pro tem, who takes over for the lieutenant governor, because they all have other obligations during Gov. Jerry Brown's trade trip to Mexico.


Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.


More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent — more than double the continent's average. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many Spanish 20-somethings — dubbed the "lost generation" — will have missed a decade or more of work.


People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.


Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

Fierce fighting continued overnight in eastern Ukraine along the Russian border, and Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. claims that his country has been supporting pro-Russia fighters there.


The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.


Depends Promotes Pants-Dropping For 'Underwearness'

The company's ad campaign calls on people to photograph themselves wearing only the disposable undergarments below the waist, to reduce the stigma of incontinence.


U.K. Launches Licensing For Onshore Oil And Gas Exploration

Britain lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing back in 2012, but protests in opposition to fracking have slowed drilling efforts.



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