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Rebels down helicopter; another big loss for Kiev

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — In another devastating blow to Ukraine's armed forces, rebels shot down a troop helicopter Thursday, killing at least 12 soldiers, including a general who had served in the Soviet army and was in charge of combat training.


Support falters as Shinseki fights for his job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki eroded quickly Thursday, especially among congressional Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns, even as Shinseki continued to fight for his job amid allegations of delayed medical care and misconduct at VA facilities nationwide.


Government warns against indoor tanning for minors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tanning beds and sun lamps will carry new warnings that they should not be used by anyone under age 18, part of a government action announced Thursday aimed at reducing skin cancer linked to the radiation-emitting devices.


Hillary Clinton has secret lunch with Obama at the White House

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a secret lunch with President Barack Obama on Thursday -- an unannounced meeting sure to fuel extensive speculation at a time when she's widely expected to seek his job in 2016.


U.S. measles cases at 20-year high

NEW YORK (AP) — Measles cases are accelerating, and in the last five months have caused more U.S. illnesses than in any entire year since 1996.


Interpol: We're working to block Nigerian girls from being sold

The head of Interpol told ABC News that he has no information to confirm or dispute the assertion earlier this week that top officials in Nigeria know the location of the 200 school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. “Interpol doesn’t know where these 200 girls...


'6th extinction' study finds species vanishing at faster rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.


Study: Species disappearing far faster than before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.


FDA mandates 'black box' warning label on tanning beds

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said tanning beds and booths now have to carry a warning label that they should not be used by people below the age of 18 because of a higher risk of skin cancer. The regulator also said makers of tanning beds and booths now have to obtain regulatory approval before putting them on the market.


32 killed by rebels in Nigeria

Gunmen mounted on motorbikes killed at least 32 people in the northeastern Nigerian village of Gurmushi, police say.


Nigeria's leader vows to bring abducted schoolgirls home

Nigeria's leader vowed to "do everything possible to bring our daughters home," referring to the mass abduction of more than 300 schoolgirls, and said that the Islamic extremists who kidnapped them threaten the country's democratic gains.


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