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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked with differences in gut bacteria

People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests. The study found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome had higher levels of certain gut bacteria and lower levels of others compared to healthy peopl

4 min. ago in Health

Germany moves forward on burqa ban for public servants

A government proposal to ban the wearing of full-face veils for public servants in Germany is moving closer to becoming law. The legislation, which still needs upper house approval before becoming legal, was passed by the German lower house of Parliament

6 min. ago in World News

Colombia rescuers seek survivors in collapse that killed 10

BOGOTA, Colombia –  Rescuers say they're searching for survivors in the wreckage of a half-built structure that collapsed in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena and killed at least 10 people. National emergency officials say that so far 23 people ar

6 min. ago in World News

Ethiopia sentences 2 accused al-Shabab members to prison

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia –  Ethiopia says two men accused of trying to establish a cell of the al-Shabab extremist group inside the country have been sentenced to six years in prison. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate on Friday reported that

6 min. ago in World News

Facebook and Google got hit with a $100M email scam

The US Department of Justice last month announced details of a $100 million "fraudulent email compromise scheme" against two unnamed "multinational internet companies." Now, thanks to Fortune, we know the identity of those...

9 min. ago in Science &Technology

Trump signs executive order aimed at expanding drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

DEVELOPING: President Trump signed an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, saying it reverses his predecessor's Arctic leasing ban. Trump said the executive order, titled...

10 min. ago in Politics

Germany says reviving G-8 with Russia 'not up for debate'

BERLIN –  The German government says there are no plans to invite Russia to return to the club of leading industrialized nations. Russia was kicked out of the G-8 after its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and assistance for pro-Russian separat

14 min. ago in World News

Trump signs executive order expanding drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

DEVELOPING: President Trump signed an executive order Friday that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, saying it reverses his predecessor's Arctic leasing ban.     

23 min. ago in Politics

House approves stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown

The House on Friday approved a one-week, stopgap spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown this weekend, giving lawmakers more time to negotiate a broader budget deal – as lawmakers also pushed off talks on a new health care package. The spendin

23 min. ago in Politics

'World's heaviest woman' drops 713 pounds – or has she?

Just a few months ago she was billed as the world's heaviest woman, but doctors in India now say Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty has dropped more than 700 pounds and will be transferred to a hospital in the United Arab Emirates to continue her medical treatment cl

29 min. ago in Health

Tombstone of famed rabbi damaged in Czech town of Prostejov

PRAGUE –  A tombstone of a well-known rabbi at a former Jewish cemetery in the Czech town of Prostejov has been damaged. A Jewish foundation said Friday it discovered earlier this week that the tombstone of Prostejov Rabbi Zvi Horowitz, who died in 1816,

33 min. ago in World News

The Latest: Death penalty described as red line for Turkey

BRUSSELS –  The Latest on Turkey's membership talks with the European Union (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says that for some European Union member states the last threshold to end membership talks with Turkey would

33 min. ago in World News

Lucy Hale quit drinking to become 'the best version of myself'

Lucy Hale decided to give up drinking alcohol. The actress told Byrdie she made the decision after struggling for years to fit in with the Hollywood "it crowd." "I'm just always trying to surround myself with better people and be the...

39 min. ago in Entertainment

Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday. The plan will almost certainly meet resistance from lawma

40 min. ago in Politics

Shocking Guatemala video shows car plowing through protesters

An apparently angry and callous driver plowed through a group of college students protesting on the streets of Guatemala City on Wednesday – sending at least 13 people to the hospital. One protester run over by the car had to have her leg amputated, poli

42 min. ago in World News

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