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Report: Adult obesity rates increased in six states

Adult obesity rates increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Report: Officer Wilson testifies before grand jury in Ferguson shooting case

Shortly after being given more time to weigh evidence in black teenager Michael Brown's fatal shooting, a Missouri grand jury heard from the man at the center of it -- Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson -- a local newspaper reported.

Vikings: Adrian Peterson won't play until legal issues are resolved

Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday.

'Django Unchained' actress claims she was cuffed for showing public affection

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts says Los Angeles police allegedly detained her because they thought she was a prostitute.

Obama 'shocked' by Ray Rice video; Washington turns attention to NFL

The growing outcry over how the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell deal with incidents of domestic violence has reached the nation's highest office. Even President Barack Obama has seen the footage of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his ...

Hands-on with the new Apple Watch

After Tuesday's unveiling of two new iPhones and a heavily anticipated smartwatch, Apple gave press and special guests (including models, fashion bloggers and Gwen Stefani) some supervised hands-on time with the gadgets. Here are our first impressions of the Apple ...

Ravens cut Ray Rice

The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of Ray Rice Monday. TMZ.com released a new video that showed exactly what happened in the elevator the night that Rice assaulted his then fiance. This move is a bold stand for the ...

Atlanta Hawks owner faces 'severe repercussions' after e-mail

Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson is facing "severe repercussions" after his racially charged e-mail, the team's CEO said.

Serena Williams wins 18th grand slam

Serena Williams did it again.

The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster ...

Michael Sam signed to Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

He may not play on game days, but Michael Sam -- the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL -- will at least have a home in the league once the regular season starts: the Dallas Cowboys.

Douglas McAuthur McCain: From American kid to jihadi in Syria

He was a basketball-loving kid from the Midwest who turned into a jihadi fighting for terrorists in Syria.

Michael Brown's father calls for calm Monday -- the day his son is laid to rest

Michael Brown will be laid to rest Monday, and his father says he just wants one thing: peace.

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to promote healthy eating, healthy lifestyles

The NAACP and McDonald’s announced a yearlong commitment aimed at addressing health disparities and providing health education in communities of color throughout the nation.

Trayvon's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson.

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