Aetna to Buy Humana for $37 Billion in Largest Insurance Deal

Health insurer Aetna Inc. said Friday it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc. for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc.'s No.2 insurer spot by

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Asylum Plea Rejected by France

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an apparent appeal for asylum in France on Friday — the day of his 44th birthday — only to be immediately rejected by the French government. In an open letter published by French daily Le Monde, the Australian ...

Marathon Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire

VIENNA — The Iran nuclear talks appeared to be focusing on sanctions Friday, as Iran dispatched an influential economist to join its negotiating team. Iranian state media reported that Mohammad Nahayandian, the chief of staff for President Hassan ...

Colombia striker Falcao joins Chelsea on season-long loan

LONDON (AP) — Radamel Falcao has clinched a deal to stay in the English Premier League at champion Chelsea on a season-long loan from Monaco despite a lackluster stint at Manchester United . United rejected the opportunity to permanently sign the ...

Experts: Hacking Probe Will Stretch if Cards Execs Involved

HOUSTON — Legal experts say the federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database. No charges have been filed in the ongoing probe, whi

Antonio Gates suspended 4 games after positive PED test

SAN DIEGO -- The NFL announced on Thursday that San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substanc

How to Use EPA SunWise Fourth of July App

Nothing is worse than ending a fun outdoor weekend with a nasty and painful sunburn. The EPA made an app to try to save your skin. Simply add in your zip code and the app will tell you how high the UV is. It also gives you a description of what the d

Plex Forums Breached, Hacker Holding Data for Ransom

Media server Plex today revealed that its forums were hacked and certain user information compromised. The hacker made off with IP addresses, forum private messages, email addresses, and encrypted passwords, Plex said in a blog post. Since passwords ...

Scientists unveil how the Ice Age mammoth thrived in cold

A group of woolly mammoths, the huge Ice Age mammals that lived and roamed the frigid tundra steppes of northern Asia, Europe and North America, are seen in this undated illustration provided courtesy of Giant Screen Films. Photo: Reuters. Washington: ...

Global warming destroying the marine life; Scientists recommend instant …

Scientists are questioning that due to inflating levels of global warming, oceans are going to face dire consequences in the future. Scientists say that oceans can evaporate due to the excessive heat or they can also lose their current ratio of oxygen ...

Spiders can ‘sail across water like ships’

Spiders are able to travel across water like ships, using their legs as sails and silk as an anchor, scientists have learned. The arachnids were already known to take to the air on "ballooning" flights, using their silk to catch the wind and carry them

‘Square’ seahorse tails can inspire future ‘armored’ robots

A new research has suggested that cylindrical tail of seahorse, which is organized into square prisms and surrounded by bony plates connected by joints, can inspire the future technological breakthrough in robotics. By: ANI | July 3, 2015 5:42 pm.

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Poll Shows Most Michigan Residents Support Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

From the Michigan Radio Network: A new statewide poll shows a strong majority of voters approve of the Supreme Court decision, which effectively legalized same sex marriage nationwide. The split was 56 percent in favor and 39 percent op

GOP youth break with elders in acceptance of same-sex marriage

AUSTIN - The Supreme Court's acceptance of same-sex marriage lit the fires of Republican scorn. Two Texas GOP presidential hopefuls - Sen. Ted Cruz and former Gov. Rick Perry - denounced the ruling to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed throughout 

‘That Is Not Racist’: Hollywood Actor Who Called Justice Clarence Thomas a …

After shocking fans and foes, alike, with his harsh comments about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, actor and activist George Takei took to Facebook on Thursday night to defend his use of the word “blackface,” while further rebuking the African ...

Latest hack of US government personnel data worries Washington

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has exposed millions of Americans working for the US federal 

US wildlife agency won’t list wild horse as endangered

A helicopter herds wild horses into a trap near Bairoil in August 2011 during the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse roundup. 2015-07-03T08:00:00Z US wildlife agency won't list wild horse as endangeredThe Associated Press The Associated Press.

Barack Obama gets his groove back

Washington (CNN) Barack Obama is hanging as loose as the pinky and thumb salute of his native Hawaii. With his White House on a roll and his place in history solidifying by the day after a series of important policy victories, he's letting America

10000 people in US monitored during Ebola scare

More than 10,000 people in the United States were monitored for symptoms of Ebola this past fall and winter, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In late October, the CDC recommended that everyone in the Unite

Episode 363: Why People Do Bad Things

Traditionally, when we think about bad behavior, we think about character. But psychologists who study bad behavior — who study, say, fraud in the business world — have found that that character doesn't explain everything. They've found that a lot o