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The population of Earth will hit 8 billion on Nov. 15, according to predictions by the United Nations Population Fund. And next year, India is expected to surpass China as the most populous country. In this photo, taken on Oct. 13, newborn babies rest inside a newborn care unit at a hospital in Amritsar.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 08:46

Sometime today, the global population is forecast to hit 8 billion. The U.N. calls it a milestone for humanity, made possible by advances in public health and medicine. But there are also challenges.

Walmart announced a plan Tuesday to settle lawsuits filed by state and local governments over opioid sales at its pharmacies. The $3.1 billion proposal follows similar announcements CVS Health and Walgreen Co.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 08:26

The retail giant become the latest major player in the drug industry to announce a plan to settle lawsuits filed by state and local governments over the toll of opioids sold at its pharmacies.

U.S. map shows most states score poorly on a grading system for pre-term births.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 05:30

March of Dimes' annual report on infant and maternal health drops the U.S. from a C- to a D+, citing a 15-year high in the preterm birth rate. But it also offers some encouraging signs and solutions.

This image released by all caps/Khoosat Films shows a scene from the film <em>Joyland</em>.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:51

The movie Joyland, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender woman, is Pakistan's entry for next year's Academy Awards and caused controversy in Muslim-majority nation.

NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket and the Orion spacecraft are being readied for launch at at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:30

The space agency has been trying for months to send its giant moon rocket on its first test flight. The goal is to send a crew capsule, with no astronauts on board, around the moon and back.

Steve Jobs' sandals sold for $218,750 at auction. Their present odor is unknown.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:10

Steve Jobs wore the Birkenstocks during the early days of Apple in the 1970s and '80s. It's a record price for a pair of sandals.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is followed by reporters as he arrives to a House Republican Caucus meeting at the Capitol on Monday.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:01

House Republicans will hold leadership elections Tuesday to determine their party leaders for the next Congress, even though the House has still not officially been called in their favor.

Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:00

Despite inflation, this year is on track for the third-busiest Thanksgiving travel season in over two decades, according to AAA.

A field in Utting am Ammersee in Germany is planted to display a dove of peace, based on an artwork by Pablo Picasso, and a world map.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:00

The world's population continues to grow, but at a slower rate as people have fewer children. The U.N. predicts it will not reach 9 billion for another 15 years.

Fire officials responded to a blaze earlier this month near California's Lake Englebright.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:00

Witnesses saw a "flaming basketball" streaking across the sky, then heard a loud crash, then Dustin Procita's house went up in flames. But that may be a coincidence, not the fire's cause.

Jeremy Griffin enters the lobby of he Alba de Vida substance abuse treatment clinic holding an AR-15.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:00

A man walked into a substance abuse treatment clinic in Buffalo with an AR-15. But an unarmed guard stopped him from making it past the lobby and took him outside.

Sam Bankman-Fried, the now-former CEO of FTX, encouraged the cryptocurrency exchange's customers to buy its own cryptocurrency, called the FTX Token.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:00

The now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX made real money off of its own digital currency, called FTT. That currency is practically worthless now, but investors continue to trade it.

Children read outdoors at an event organized by the Brooklyn Public Library in New York City in August 1950.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 04:00

The library system announced that Where the Wild Things Are is its most borrowed book. It has been sharing its 125 most checked-out books to celebrate 125 years of service to the Brooklyn community.

Relatives and friends of Arzu Ozsoy and her 15-year-old daughter Yagmur Ucar, who died in Sunday's explosion occurred on Istiklal avenue, attend their funeral in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 03:21

Turkish police have apprehended more suspects in connection with the bomb attack on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul that killed six people and wounded several dozen others.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, a Disney logo forms part of a menu for the Disney Plus movie and entertainment streaming service on a computer screen in Walpole, Mass.
Tue, 11/15/2022 - 03:00

Disney+ says its new pricing plan goes into effect Dec. 8, and users will have to pay $3 per month more to preserve ad-free streaming services.

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