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This photo provided by Carel van Schaik shows the orangutan Arno in the jungle of Sumatra in 1998 looking in the direction he intends to travel the next day and letting out a long whooping call to alert others of his route just in case they need to follow him or stay clear. (AP Photo/Perry van Duijnhoven)

Is there an ape for that? Orangutans plan trips

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the ape equivalent of Google Maps and Facebook. The night before a big trip, Arno the orangutan plots his journey and lets others know where he is going with a long, […]

09/11/2013

A family nurse practitioner, right, examines a newborn girl accompanied by her mother in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

After years of decline, US births leveling off?

ATLANTA (AP) — After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off. The number of babies born last year — a little shy of 4 million — is only a […]

09/06/2013

A married couple holds hands in Lewisville, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Infertility down slightly among married US women

ATLANTA (AP) — American couples are not as infertile as it might seem. Despite a boom in the use of fertility treatments, a new government study shows the percentage of married couples having trouble conceiving […]

08/14/2013

Anastasia, a young farm pig, walks around her yard after being vaccinated and micro-chipped at the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary in Ravenna, Ohio on Monday, April 23, 2007. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Pigs smart as dogs? Activists pose the question

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s extensive evidence that pigs are as smart and sociable as dogs. Yet one species is afforded affection and respect; the other faces mass slaughter en route to becoming bacon, ham […]

07/29/2013

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More C-sections are now done closer to due date

ATLANTA (AP) — Not only has the nation’s high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother’s due date, a new government report found. Figures […]

06/26/2013

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Coding camps for kids rise in popularity

ATLANTA (AP) — The video game Jacob Asofsky is creating is simple: “Someone who is trying to take over the world and you try to stop them.” The 12-year-old from Florida is spending two weeks […]

06/25/2013

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Unusual respite from surging health care costs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept health care spending in check for three years in a row, the government reported Monday, an unusual respite that could linger if the economy stays soft or fade like a mirage if job growth comes roaring back.

01/07/2013

Rushdie discusses books, life under fatwa

ATLANTA (AP) – Salman Rushdie says he’s pleased that readers of his novel, “The Satanic Verses,” are beginning to consider it “in the world of books” and not just “the world of scandal and politics.” […]

11/05/2012

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