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On This Day, Oct. 17: Mother Teresa awarded Nobel Peace Prize

On Oct. 17, 1979, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Roman Catholic nun who cared for the sick and poor, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize....

Famous birthdays for Oct. 17: Felicity Jones, Eminem

Country singer Alan Jackson turns 60 and rapper Eminem turns 46, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 17. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); ...

Cataract surgery, hearing aid may boost the aging brain

You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults....

Head blows without concussion may not damage brain, study claims

Young football players who suffer repeated head blows -- but not concussions -- may not sustain brain damage, a new study suggests....

Xanax, Valium tied to higher suicide risk in COPD patients With PTSD

People suffering from PTSD and COPD may be increasing their risk for suicide if they take benzodiazepine drugs, a new study suggests....

Sen. Heitkamp campaign ad used sexual assault victims’ names without permission

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., apologized for a campaign ad that used the names of sexual assault and domestic violence victims without their permission....

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns after “inappropriate comments”

Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday after unspecified "inappropriate comments," Gov. Bill Walker said....

Canada may soon pardon those with marijuana convictions

Recreational marijuana will become legal throughout Canada on Wednesday, and those who have marijuana convictions on their record may soon get a pardon....

Astros’ Charlie Morton well rested for Game 4 start vs. Red Sox

Like staff mate Dallas Keuchel but to an even greater extent, Houston right-hander Charlie Morton has been more observer than participant in recent weeks....

No. 3 Clemson hosts No. 16 N.C. State in key ACC battle

Given recent history, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is taking nothing for granted when his No. 3-ranked Tigers host No. 16 N.C. State....

No. 2 Ohio State travels to Purdue

Second-ranked Ohio State knew that injured defensive end Nick Bosa would not be available for Saturday night's Big Ten game at Purdue....

Watch: Jackie Bradley Jr. slams Red Sox past Astros in Game 3

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s eighth inning grand slam helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 8-2 in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday in Houston....

‘Roseanne’ spinoff ‘The Conners’ debuts on ABC; Barr weighs in

Matriarch Roseanne Conner's fate was revealed in the first few seconds of the debut episode of "The Conners" Tuesday night....

Hungary’s homeless population face jail for sleeping on the street

Sleeping out on the streets in Hungary is now a crime, according to a new law that went into effect on Monday....

Texas bridge collapses during severe flooding

A bridge in Texas collapsed Tuesday as heavy rains throughout the state caused severe flooding....

Treasury Dept. hits Iran with sanctions for sending child soldiers to Syria

The U.S. Treasury Department issued new sanctions on Iran over allegations it recruited child soldiers to fight for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria....

Frenchman freed after being held capitive in Yemen for 4 months

Alain Goma, a French national held by Houthi rebels in Yemen for more than four months after his boat had problems near the Port of Hodeidah has been released....

CDC confirms 62 cases of rare, polio-like neurological condition

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 62 cases of a rare neurological condition known as acute flaccid myelitis in the United States....

Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize for ‘Milkman’

Anna Burns became the first Northern Irish woman to win the Man Booker Prize for her novel, "Milkman," the award committee announced Tuesday....

Richard Branson gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson spoke of his influence on decades of popular music as he accepted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame....