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FDA Aims to Publish Essure Safety Review in February


WASHINGTON—Federal health officials aim to release their findings on a much-debated contraceptive implant by the end of February. The Food and Drug Administration posted a...

  • Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department  in Shelby, N.C., Thursday, June 18, 2015.  Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Ohio Senator Says Most Terrorists Since 9/11 Have Been ‘White Males’

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) made a controversial claim during a radio interview recently about the makeup of terrorists in the U.S. since 9/11. Brown said that... Read more

  • In this March 17, 2011, file photo, Cans of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke sit in a cooler in Anne's Deli in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo)

    Emails Reveal Coke’s Role in Anti-Obesity Group

    NEW YORK—A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by... Read more

  • Victoria Barrett, 16, near her high school in Manhattan on Nov. 17, 2015. Barrett is a plaintiff in a climate change lawsuit against the federal government. (Janita Lum/Epoch Times)

    Youth-Led Lawsuit Against Federal Government Alarms Fossil Fuel Industry

    NEW YORK—While other 16-year-olds are stressing about their SATs, Victoria Barrett, a high school junior at the Notre Dame School of Manhattan is worrying about... Read more

  • Demonstrators chanted at Minneapolis police officers at the side entrance to the 4th Precinct station on Morgan Ave. N.  Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Minneapolis, after a man was shot by Minneapolis police early Sunday morning, Black Lives Matters and others protested Sunday night. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

    Minneapolis Police Say 5 Shot Near Protest Scene

    MINNEAPOLIS—The family of a black man who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has called for supporters protesting the killing to move on... Read more

  • Teachers in early-learning classrooms who were more mindful also reported significantly better health. (Monika Adamczyk/Hemera/Thinkstock)

    Study: US Preschool Enrollment Low Among Developed Nations

    Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a... Read more

  • A demonstrator, including supporters of the group Anonymous, poses during a march in protest against corrupt governments and corporations in front of the White House in Washington, DC, November 5, 2013 (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Anonymous Just Might Be Losing Its ‘War’ Against ISIS: Reports

    Groups affiliated with hacker collective Anonymous have declared “war” against the Islamic State, or ISIS, in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks that left... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The two men spoke briefly to the media after touring the mosque. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    White House Asks Allies to Step Up in ISIS Campaign

    WASHINGTON—The White House urged allies on Monday to do more in the campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS), while President Barack Obama faced pressure in... Read more

  • Cuban Yordani Garcia is depicted in a shelter in the town of La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, near the border with Nicaragua on Nov. 17, 2015. A surge of some 2,000 Cuban migrants trying to cross Central America to reach the United States triggered a diplomatic spat between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Monday, plunging tense relations between the two countries to a new low.(Ezequiel Becerra/AFP/Getty Images)

    Social Media Helps Drive Historic Cuban Exodus to US

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica—As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and... Read more

  • French gendarmes officers patrol near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Monday Nov. 23, 2015.  French President Francois Hollande will preside over a national ceremony on Nov. 27 honoring the at least 130 victims of the deadliest attacks on France in decades.  (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    US State Department Issues ‘Worldwide Travel Alert’ Over ISIS Terrorist Threat

    The U.S. State Department issued a warning—a “worldwide travel alert”—for Americans due “to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.” In a statement... Read more

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    Bronx Homeless Man Uncovers Bag Filled With Stolen Military Weapons Near Yankee Stadium

    A homeless man discovered a small cache of weapons stolen from a military base in a park near Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. He returned... Read more

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    Washington Father Imagines an American Civil War, His Family Becoming Refugees

    A Washington, D.C. father tried to put the refugee experience into perspective by imagining America in a civil war. “Imagine that you live in Brooklyn. With... Read more

  • Students Were Shocked When They Saw These Sinister Messages Painted on Rocks

    Students at Youngstown State University in Ohio were shocked to see pro-ISIS messages spray-painted on rocks around campus. “We are coming for you,” said one;... Read more

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    18-Year-Old Charged in Killing of Indianapolis Pastor’s Wife

    An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with the slaying of an Indiana pastor’s pregnant wife. Larry Jo Taylor faces 13 charges in connection with... Read more

  • A woman passes Pfizer World Headquarters in New York on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. Pfizer and Allergan will join in a $160 billion deal to create the world's largest drugmaker. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Mega Merger of Botox and Viagra Makers Sets Off Alarm in US Treasury

    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Allergan (NYSE:AGN) agreed to merge in a roughly $160 billion deal, which is the largest deal ever for the pharmaceutical... Read more

  • Officials remove a man from the scene following a shooting in New Orleans' 9th Ward on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble says police were on their way to break up a big crowd when gunfire erupted at Bunny Friend Park. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT; THE NEW ORLEANS ADVOCATE OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Police Investigate New Orleans Shooting That Left 16 Wounded

    NEW ORLEANS  — Police have been trying to figure out what sparked a gun battle in a crowded New Orleans park that left 16 people... Read more

  • Actor Nicolas Cage attends the "Joe" screening hosted by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions with The Cinema Society at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on April 9, 2014, in New York City. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

    Nicolas Cage Helps Shed Light on Missing Girl in Cleveland

    Nicolas Cage’s movie shoot was interrupted last week after a desperate parent got into the closed set and asked him to help find his missing... Read more

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