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Bank Of America Reaches Record Settlement Over Mortgage Meltdown

The nation's second-largest bank has agreed to pay nearly $17 billion to settle allegations that it misled investors into buying toxic mortgage-backed securities.

Would A Prize Help Speed Development Of Ebola Treatments?

Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.

Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a May putsch against the country's democratically elected government, was approved unanimously by a hand-picked legislature.

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.

How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol have gone through "a rigorous course of treatment and thorough testing," Emory University Hospital's Dr. Bruce Ribner says.

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians 50 Billion Of Them

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.

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