‘Like a Disney ride’: Southern California shakes from quake
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‘Like a Disney ride’: Southern California shakes from quake

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — More than one-third of the world’s population can no longer see the Milky Way because of man-made lights. Among those missing out on awe-inspiring Milky Way views: nearly 80 percent of North Americans and 60 percent of Europeans. These are the findings of a new global atlas of light pollution, … Continue reading

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Investigator: FDA still taking months to recall tainted food
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Investigator: FDA still taking months to recall tainted food

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls and sophisticated technology to fingerprint pathogens, the Food and Drug Administration allowed some food-safety investigations to drag … Continue reading

Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be a pricey hassle
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Panel: Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be a pricey hassle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treating hearing loss shouldn’t be such a pricey hassle. That’s the message from a prestigious government advisory group that’s calling on Medicare and other agencies to find ways to make better hearing more affordable and accessible for millions of older Americans. One proposal: Allow over-the-counter sales of simple devices for mild hearing … Continue reading