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Three dogs die in hot car

Three dogs are dead and another is in serious condition after being left in a hot car for more than two hours during a hot day.

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

 It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.

Would you trade pay for a higher 401(k) match?

As millions of Americans struggle to save enough for retirement, many workers say they are willing to accept lower pay if it means their employer will help them build a bigger nest egg.

Mother says Missouri teen killed by police was working toward a better life

Michael Brown was going to defy negative stereotypes, eschewing the street life that plagued many African-American young men by instead going to college, his mother said.

'Aunt Jemima's' heirs sue product makers for $2 billion

The great-grandsons of a woman who depicted "Aunt Jemima" want $2 billion from the companies whose pancake products bear her name.

After deadly police shooting, violence and uncertainty in Missouri suburb

The morning after a peaceful candlelit vigil for a teenager fatally shot by police disintegrated into violence and looting, the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, called for calm.

WHO panel to discuss Ebola drug ethics

A World Health Organization panel is convening Monday to discuss the ethics of using experimental medicine to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

GM loses bid to stop key recall lawsuit

A key lawsuit against General Motors over the automaker's fatally flawed ignition switches will be reopened.

World's Top 10 Zoos & Aquariums

What makes a zoo or aquarium outstanding? Exotic animals? Stellar recreations of natural habitats? Plenty of sugary refreshments for the kids?

Couples explain how their marriages started at summer camp

American adolescents and summer camp go together like bug juice and s'mores. For many young adults, the occasion marks a golden opportunity for co-ed camaraderie in the mess hall or even a stolen kiss in the woods.