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for Brazil's Carnival Fans, Even Zika Can't Stop the Party

By Jenny Barchfield | Feb 7
Despite warnings to cover up and slather on repellent, many insist the show will go on as it always has, in just a sprinkling of sequins and a few puffs of feather.

Can Cruz Legally be President? Ivy League Scholars Debate

By Collin Binkey | Feb 7
In a public debate at Harvard, two constitutional law scholars have tried to answer whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president.

New York Moves to Halt 'Conversion Therapy' for Youths

By Jennifer Peltz | Feb 7
New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy.

Scion Brand Taught Toyota What Young Buyers Really Want

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Feb 7
Toyota is killing its youth-oriented Scion brand after learning an important lesson: Young buyers simply want Toyotas.

Scientists in Germany Switch on Nuclear Fusion Experiment

By Frank Jordans | Feb 7
Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

UN Panel: Too Often Only Half of Aid Money Gets to the Needy

By Edith M. Lederer | Feb 7
Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.

Expert: Parents Often Won't Take Surrogate Kids with Defects

By Rod McGuirk | Feb 7
A newborn Down syndrome baby left by his Australian biological father with his poor surrogate mother in Thailand was one of several cases of surrogate children abandoned because of defects, an expert told a parliamentary inquiry.

Energy Loans Likely to Cause Further Losses for Big Banks

By Ken Sweet | Feb 7
The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick: They have tens of billions of dollars of exposure to risky energy loans that won't all be paid back because low oil prices have sapped the profits of oil companies.

Bridgestone-Firestone Recalls Over 36,000 Truck Tires

Feb 7
Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling nearly more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail.

Chinese Using Carpooling Apps to Get Ride Home for Holidays

By Paul Traynor and Didi Tang | Feb 7
The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese.

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