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Yogurts can now make limited claim that they lower type 2 diabetes risk, FDA says

Yogurts can now make limited claim that they lower type 2 diabetes risk, FDA says

The decision marks the first-ever qualified health claim the federal agency has issued for yogurt.

Israel has agreed to the framework for a Gaza cease-fire, the US says. Hamas now must decide

Israel has agreed to the framework for a Gaza cease-fire, the US says. Hamas now must decide

The proposal includes a six-week cease-fire as well as the release by Hamas of hostages considered vulnerable, which includes the sick, the wounded, the elderly and women.

Train derailment leaves cars on riverbank or in water; no injuries, hazardous materials reported

Train derailment leaves cars on riverbank or in water; no injuries, hazardous materials reported

Authorities say a train derailment in eastern Pennsylvania has left some railroad cars along a riverbank Saturday morning and at least one partially in the river itself.

Firefighters face difficult weather conditions as they battle the largest wildfire in Texas history

Firefighters face difficult weather conditions as they battle the largest wildfire in Texas history

The Smokehouse Creek Fire that began Monday has killed at least two people, left a charred landscape of scorched prairie, dead cattle and destroyed as many as 500 structures, including burned-out homes, in the Texas Panhandle.

As Sweden joins NATO, it bids farewell to more than two centuries of neutrality

As Sweden joins NATO, it bids farewell to more than two centuries of neutrality

For two centuries, Sweden embraced a policy of neutrality, refusing to take sides in wars or join any military alliance.

Last surviving member of the first team to conquer Mount Everest says it is crowded and dirty now

Last surviving member of the first team to conquer Mount Everest says it is crowded and dirty now

Kanchha Sherpa, 91, was among the 35 members in the team that put New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay atop the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) peak on May 29, 1953.

Federal officials will investigate Oklahoma school following nonbinary teenager’s death

Federal officials will investigate Oklahoma school following nonbinary teenager’s death

The department’s Office For Civil Rights stated it would investigate whether the district “failed to appropriately respond to alleged harassment,” according to a letter sent by the U.S. Department of Education.

Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, fashion icon known for her eye-catching style, dies at 102

Iris Apfel, a textile expert, interior designer and fashion celebrity known for her eccentric style, has died. She was 102.

FBI to examine possible balloon debris recovered by Alaska fisherman

FBI to examine possible balloon debris recovered by Alaska fisherman

The FBI will examine what may be debris from a balloon found by fishermen off the coast of Alaska, multiple sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

At least 2 dead as largest wildfire in state history tears through Texas Panhandle: 'Utter devastation'

At least 2 dead as largest wildfire in state history tears through Texas Panhandle: 'Utter devastation'

Several large wildfires continue to tear through the Texas Panhandle, including one that has grown into the largest blaze in state history.

COVID-19 no longer means five days in isolation, CDC says

COVID-19 no longer means five days in isolation, CDC says

U.S. health officials says Americans with COVID-19 no longer need to stay in isolation for five days.

House Republicans release more Jan. 6 tapes -- now without face blurring

House Republicans release more Jan. 6 tapes -- now without face blurring

In a reversal, the faces in the footage will no longer be blurred.

Prosecutors press judge for summer trial for Trump in classified docs case, but no date set

Prosecutors press judge for summer trial for Trump in classified docs case, but no date set

A late summer trial, if it happens, could come right around the time that the parties select their presidential nominees.

Teacher's puppy therapy program encourages 1st graders to read

Teacher's puppy therapy program encourages 1st graders to read

A Delaware teacher says a program that brings foster puppies into the classroom is helping students improve their reading skills.

Biden says US to carry out airdrops of aid into Gaza in coming days

Biden says US to carry out airdrops of aid into Gaza in coming days

The president announced the move after at least 115 Palestinians were killed and more than 750 others were injured.

CVS and Walgreens to begin selling abortion pill mifepristone in some states

CVS and Walgreens to begin selling abortion pill mifepristone in some states

Both pharmacies will provide the pill in a select number of states first.

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

Missouri is suing Planned Parenthood based on a conservative group's sting video

The lawsuit filed Thursday in state district court by Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey is based on a video from a conservative group.

Does a 4-day workweek work? Companies share results after 1 year

Does a 4-day workweek work? Companies share results after 1 year

61 companies opted to participate in a four-day week pilot study in the U.K.

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

Zyn nicotine pouches are all over TikTok, sparking debate among politicians and health experts

Zyn comes in flavors like mint, coffee and citrus, and Philip Morris International markets it to adult tobacco users.

The Latest | Gaza death toll tops 30,000 as over 100 killed in aid convoy violence

The Latest | Gaza death toll tops 30,000 as over 100 killed in aid convoy violence

Gaza health officials say more than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israel-Hamas war nearly five months ago.

IRS launches crackdown on 125,000 wealthy ‘non-filers’

IRS launches crackdown on 125,000 wealthy ‘non-filers’

The IRS plans to go after 125,000 high-income earners who did not file tax returns going back to 2017 — and the agency says hundreds of millions of dollars of unpaid taxes are involved in these cases.

Mom born on Leap Day welcomes baby on Leap Day

Mom born on Leap Day welcomes baby on Leap Day

A North Carolina mother who was born on Leap Day 40 years ago welcomed a baby girl Thursday, which also happens to be Leap Day.

Israeli troops fire on Palestinians seeking food. Israel says chaotic stampede

Israeli troops fire on Palestinians seeking food. Israel says chaotic stampede

Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said.

Judge blocks Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants who illegally enter US

Judge blocks Texas law that gives police broad powers to arrest migrants who illegally enter US

A federal judge has blocked a Texas law that allows police to arrest migrants suspected of entering the U.S. illegally.

Deadly Texas wildfire torches 1 million acres – the largest blaze in state history – as more infernos rage out of control

Deadly Texas wildfire torches 1 million acres – the largest blaze in state history – as more infernos rage out of control

It is one of five catastrophic infernos ripping across the Texas Panhandle have killed at least one person and threaten to destroy more homes, cattle and livelihoods.