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A child is screened for leaked radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on March 24, 2011.

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Fukushima study links children's cancer to nuclear accident

The study claims rates of thyroid cancer are high for children who lived near the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in Japan. But other scientists are skeptical of the findings.

Secretary Of Defense Carter Honors French Train Attack Heroes At Pentagon

US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

An Air Force spokesman said details are sketchy but that Spencer Stone, who helped subdue an attacker on a French train in August, is being treated in a hospital in the Sacramento area.

The burned Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, on Saturday. Doctors Without Borders says 12 staff members and 10 patients were killed in the attack and 37 others wounded.

Obama apologizes to aid group for US attack on Afghan clinic

The president spoke to the group's international president, Joanne Liu, on Wednesday.

Kickstarter partners with UN in campaign to help refugees

President Obama also joined the fray, calling on Americans to band together to make a big difference.

Former UN General Assembly president charged in corruption scheme

U.S. prosecutors say John Ashe accepted more than a million dollars in bribes in exchange for support of investment contracts.

Mexico vs. USA Soccer: Show us your game face pics

An estimated 90,000 fans will crowd the stadium for the sold-out CONCACAF soccer game between the United States and Mexico.

Budapest foodies hope cuisine can help heal anti-migrant prejudice

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.

Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

Gen. John Campbell tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that it was a U.S. decision to conduct the airstrike and that the hospital was "mistakenly struck."

The surreal reasons girls are disappearing in El Salvador: #15Girls

Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.

US general says Afghan forces called for Kunduz airstrike

John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, said he was correcting initial reports that it was U.S. forces under fire from Taliban fighters. The weekend airstrike killed 22 civilians.

Laws to stop bullying can protect teens if they're done right

Although every state in the nation now has anti-bullying laws, it wasn't clear if they have any bite in stopping bullies, until now.

The Supreme Court's new term: 5 cases to watch

A union case brought on by an O.C. public school teacher could have huge political consequences by crippling public employee unions and possibly all unions.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

The TPP is designed to encourage trade between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Synod could be defining moment of Francis' papacy

Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.

California governor signs bill closing ivory sales loophole

The measure by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, aimed to end the state's exemption for selling ivory imported before 1977.

Life ring from missing cargo ship recovered, Coast Guard says

Authorities lost contact with the El Faro, a 790-foot cargo vessel, after it sent an satellite distress message amid hurricane-force winds and waves in the Bahamas.