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New research, recommendations for parents

Current and expectant parents may be interested a few of the many studies that have been released in recent days as researchers gathered for the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, the largest international meeting focused on re

Sobriety tests stop sober prom goers

It wasn't a matter of "all dressed up and no place to go" for a group of Florida high schoolers. Rather, it was more that they were all dressed up and told they couldn't go -- until they took sobriety tests.

Airplane diverts after windshield cracks

A cracked windshield was not part of traveler Jennifer Squires' flight plan when she boarded a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles on Saturday, May 3.

Freedom for a man sent to prison 13 years late

A man can do a lot of things in 13 years. Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was able to open several construction businesses, start a family, coach his son's football team and volunteer at his church.

Pakistan grapples with polio fight

More than a month ago, the public health community celebrated the polio-free certification of Southeast Asia including India, viewed as a hopeful step toward global eradication.

Do hotel star ratings mean anything anymore?

Plush romantic beach holiday? You go for a five-star place. Budget city crash pad? A two- or three-star joint. Simple, right? Not anymore.

'Electronic blood' could power computers

Engineers at some of the world's biggest tech companies are facing a problem: supercomputers are becoming so powerful that they're in danger of outpacing our ability to power them.

U-2 spy plane fooled new computer system, halting flights in California

A very old spy plane and a very new computer system played pivotal roles in last week's computer glitch that temporarily paralyzed flight operations in southern California, officials tell CNN.

U.S. airlines rack up billions on baggage and change fees

Are those airline baggage and cancellation fees taking a bite out of your wallet?

After Supreme Court ruling, do religious minorities have a prayer?

If you don't like it, just leave the room. That's the essence of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's advice for atheists and others who object to sectarian prayers before government meetings.