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House VA chairman: 'This is just the tip of the iceberg'

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Thursday he's aware of information that could further escalate the recent scandal involving the Veterans Affairs health care system.

Bulls take down bullfighters but still lose in Spain

Chalk one up for the first two bulls at Spain's top annual bullfighting festival.

Mortgage rates fall - lowest since October

Mortgage rates are at their lowest level since October. The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.14% from 4.2% last week, Freddie Mac said Thursday.

Xanax-related ER visits double in 6 years

Alprazolam, the prescription sedative more commonly known by its brand name, Xanax, is being implicated in a spiraling number of emergency room visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.<

Iran not "Happy" with video, arrests 6

Tehran's police chief was deeply offended.

Kidnap victim found after 10 years in California

Police in Santa Ana, California, have located a 25-year-old woman nearly a decade after her mother reported her missing.

Autism is growing up

As the world's leading autism researchers and advocates gathered at the International Meeting for Autism Research last weekend to share the latest discoveries about autism spectrum disorder, a strong theme emerged: Autism is growing up.

One more reason to exercise regularly

Approximately 18% of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy -- meaning they're up to seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life.

When you need antibiotics -- and when you don't

You're sick. You're not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy feeling, stuffed up head, or painful cough to go away. So you go to the doctor -- and demand drugs.

Would you live in a house made of urine and bacteria? It's a surprisingly good idea

Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error.