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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speak during a news conference at the White House in Washington on Friday.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:15

The president discussed trade and security issues with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Sure, this elixir is tasty and comforting, but will it actually soothe your sore throat and help bring your voice back?
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:58

The time-honored elixir gets mixed reviews from doctors and, depending on factors such as caffeine or acids, might even make symptoms worse. Another complication: The scientific research is murky.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants a range of measures aimed at preventing shootings like the one last week at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Scott is seen here during a meeting with law enforcement, mental health and education officials on Tuesday.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:50

Instead of broader gun control, Gov. Rick Scott wants to keep guns away from mentally ill or violent people. He announced funds for "school hardening" and police officers in every school.

Members of the South Korean women's curling team celebrate after their semifinal victory over Japan on Friday. The upset puts the team, which has become a sensation in the Olympic host country, into a gold medal round match-up with Sweden.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:42

Their historic run on the Olympic sheet has captured the hearts of their host country. Now, after a clutch semifinal win Friday, the so-called "Garlic Girls" have a shot to capture gold, too.

At a marketplace in Lagos, a tray of garri, a powdery foodstuff made from cassava that can be eaten or drunk. During dry season, rats scavenge for food and can spread Lassa fever by defecating or urinating in foods like garri.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:16

The virus is spread primarily by rats during dry season. The current outbreak in Nigeria has public health officials worried — and eager to find out what's behind it.

President Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday shortly before he announced new sanctions against North Korea. The measures are designed to prevent shipping companies from evading existing measures by sending prohibited goods to the country.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:12

The latest punitive measures are aimed at ships and shipping companies from several countries that are sending oil and other products to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.

Rick Gates, business partner of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges and will begin cooperating with federal prosecutors.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:47

The business partner of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has reached a deal with the special counsel's office. Manafort, however, continues to maintain his innocence.

Ashley Copeland (right) talks to her mom Sue Iverson in the Swedish Medical Center emergency department, near Denver. Copeland got a nerve-blocking anesthetic instead of opioids to ease her severe headache. At discharge she was advised to use over-the-counter painkillers, if necessary.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:18

Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.

On the left, a satellite image of the village of Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son on Dec. 2; on the right, the same village seen from space earlier this week. Human rights advocates say the government is destroying what amounts to scores of crime scenes before any credible investigation takes place.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 09:42

Satellite images reveal barren landscapes where villages stood just months ago, before Myanmar began its brutal crackdown. Activists fear officials are destroying the crime scenes of mass atrocities.

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth speaks in 2016 in New York City. He resigned Thursday over allegations dating from 2011 and 2015, during a previous job at Save the Children.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:46

"I am resigning because of the danger of damaging both UNICEF and Save the Children and our wider cause," Justin Forsyth wrote. Three women made complaints about him earlier at Save the Children.

Pedestrians pass by a billboard with an image of Russia's President Vladimir Putin and lettering "Strong president - Strong Russia!" in Simferopol, Crimea in January.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:42

Crimeans who criticize Russia's annexation of their peninsula have a difficult road ahead, and say dozens have been jailed or have had to flee to other parts of Ukraine.

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:33

Rachel Martin talks to South Miami Mayor Phil Stoddard who wants to pass gun control measures in his city following last week's mass shooting, but Florida law prohibits local firearm regulations.

Xavier Becerra, pictured here in 2013, the attorney general of California, alleges that employees engaged in "widespread corruption."
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:24

California's attorney general has charged former and current employees with illegally burying drums filled with toxic chemicals and using public money for personal items.

Bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva, right, is the second Russian athlete to fail a doping test at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. She's seen here with her teammate, Anastasia Kocherzhova.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:09

Nadezhda Sergeeva, a bobsled athlete, failed a drug test for a banned heart drug, the Russian Bobsled Federation announced on Friday.

Russian girls stand next to photos of Russia's President Vladimir Putin during the opening of the Sports House, set up to support the Russian delegation of the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Gangneung on Feb. 9.
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:08

In the shadow of a doping scandal, Russian athletes, friends and fans are gathering at a hospitality venue during the Winter Games. "No alcohol," a man at the door warns visitors.


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