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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 03:58 PM CDT

DART Hosts 25th Annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair

DART Hosts 25th Annual Older Americans Month Information and Health Fair

Seniors are invited to “Connect, Create, Contribute” at the DART Older Americans Information and Health Fair, which will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall in Dallas’...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:55 AM CDT

Scientology Says Measles Risk Over on Its Cruise Ship

Scientology Says Measles Risk Over on Its Cruise Ship

Everyone on board the Church of Scientology's cruise ship, the Freewinds, has been deemed unable to spread or contract measles following the ship's quarantine, Scientology officials said Tuesday. NBC News...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:50 AM CDT

Female Veterans Want New Caucus and Clout in US Politics

Female Veterans Want New Caucus and Clout in US Politics

Congresswomen who have served in the military are setting up a new caucus to support the nation's growing ranks of female service members, and they're looking for clout, too, in American politics. The...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 05:59 AM CDT

Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rebound With Economy

Fewer Babies as US Birth Rate Fails to Rebound With Economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. The provisional...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 08:34 PM CDT

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Near-Total Abortion Ban Signed Into Law by Alabama Governor

Alabama's Republican governor signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation Wednesday, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 04:16 PM CDT

Planned Parenthood Funding in Texas at Stake in Hearing

Planned Parenthood Funding in Texas at Stake in Hearing

A federal appeals court is again weighing whether and how states can cut off federal Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 04:05 PM CDT

Dog Disease Contagious to Humans Confirmed in Iowa

Dog Disease Contagious to Humans Confirmed in Iowa

Multiple cases of canine brucellosis, a dog disease that in rare cases can be contracted by humans, have been confirmed in central Iowa. The diseased dogs were purchased at an auction held by commercial breeding...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 12:16 PM CDT

These 'Zombie Cells' May Help Explain Why Your Body Ages

These 'Zombie Cells' May Help Explain Why Your Body Ages

Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are...

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:42 PM CDT

Self-Defense Teaching Students How To Be a Hard Target

Self-Defense Teaching Students How To Be a Hard Target

Fort Worth hospital creates self-defense program for students enrolled in its school for children with intellectual disabilities.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 01:53 AM CDT

Jury: Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Weed Killer Cancer Case

Jury: Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Weed Killer Cancer Case

A jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers. The Oakland jury on Monday delivered...

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