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WASHINGTON POST  A driver swerved a van onto a pedestrian area Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, ramming into crowds and leaving at least a dozen people dead and scores of others injured scattered along a stretch of tree-shaded sidewalk. Authorities described the incident as a terrorist attack. Joaquim …

It’s normal for relationships to have some degree of conflict But psychological research has found behaviors that weaken a partnership over time Below, find nine of the most common — and what to do instead Every romantic relationship goes through ups and downs. Even if you just had a massive …

USA TODAY A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied an abortion by India’s top court has given birth to a baby girl, a doctor told the AFP news agency Thursday. The girl, who was 35 weeks pregnant, gave birth by cesarean section to a premature baby weighting 4.8 pounds, doctor Dasari …

There are so many reasons why people travel. Some explorers want to experience culture and food while others are boarding planes in the hopes of discovering history and nature in far-off destinations. But no matter why you’re traveling abroad, it’s good to remember that some places have rules, regulations, and laws that may seem …

NBC NEWS The amusement park industry assures the public that its parks and rides across America are safe and well inspected but a recent death at the Ohio State Fair has left people wondering whether those claims have actually been nailed down. On Wednesday, in a scenario ripped from a …

A little more than a year after she married, Tiffany Smiley walked into a hospital room to tell her husband he was blind. A car bomb in Mosul, Iraq, had sent shrapnel into Army Maj. Scott Smiley’s eyes as he was serving as an infantry platoon leader and ultimately led …

When two cases of plague popped up in New Mexico in June , they served as a reminder that the black death — yes, the plague — is still around. The infection affects a handful of people in the US every year and between a few hundred and a few thousand annually around the world. Most people survive a …

The New York Times Articles The mystery has haunted a sleepy village in the Swiss Alps for 75 years: What happened to Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, who left home on Aug. 15, 1942, possibly to milk their cows, and were never seen again? An answer may have surfaced last week, when a …

One of the first things we learn as kids is that it’s important to wash our hands. Handwashing helps prevent disease spread. It can keep an office running instead of shutting it down due to a viral illness. It’s especially important to wash your hands if you are interacting with …

Unchecked climate change would eventually lead to widespread devastation on Earth. Rising seas would inundate coastal cities like Miami, searing heat would increase human mortality, and acidic oceans would become inhospitable to fish and coral, leaving behind little but rubbery masses of jellyfish. These consequences of human activity could be the thing that …