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  • The Associated Press Feb 24

    New Medication Aimed at Curbing Dogs' Anxiety Over Loud Noises

    Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit. The first prescription veterinary medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises — a widespread problem that can send dogs running away in terror and harm both themselves and property — will soon hit the market. Veterinary medicine maker Zoetis Inc. of Florham...

  • Finland Feb 19

    WATCH: Northern Lights Put on a Show in Finland

    Take a look at the sky in Finland as the Northern Lights put on a show. 

  • Finland Dec 9, 2019

    Finland's Sanna Marin to Become World's Youngest Prime Minister

    Finland’s next prime minister is breaking the mold in multiple ways. At 34, she will be the youngest government leader in the world when she takes the reins, probably on Tuesday. She is a new mother and says she experienced discrimination as a child when her mother was in a same-sex relationship. She leads a center-left coalition of five parties....

  • Amazon Oct 18, 2019

    Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

    A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver customers’ Walgreens purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive the approval in the U.S., beating out Amazon’s Prime Air.

  • Finland Oct 1, 2019

    Sword-Wielding Student Kills 1, Wounds 9 at Finland School

    A man wielding a sword and a firearm killed a woman and wounded nine others Tuesday at a vocational school inside a shopping center in central Finland, police said. The attacker was seriously wounded after police opened fire, and he was taken into custody. The police superintendent for eastern Finland, Mikko Lyytinen, told a news conference that officers were forced...

  • Boris Johnson Sep 30, 2019

    British Opposition Parties Unite To Stop No-Deal Brexit

    Britain’s opposition parties have met to plan how to block a “no-deal” Brexit from taking place against Parliament’s will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is “completely united about stopping no-deal.” The parties, including the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party may not adhere...

  • Sweden Jul 14, 2019

    A Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

    A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

  • Germany Jul 11, 2019

    Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met with Finland’s visiting prime minister on Wednesday. It’s the third time Merkel has been seen shaking in a month.

  • Germany Jul 10, 2019

    German Leader Merkel Seen Shaking for 3rd Time in a Month

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national...

  • China Jul 7, 2019

    Lithuanian Couple Crowned ‘Wife Carrying' World Champs

    A Lithuanian man and his wife have won the world ‘wife carrying’ title, leaping over timber and wading through waist-high water to beat dozens of other couples for a second year running. The prize is the wife’s weight in beer.

  • Europe May 9, 2019

    Pompeo Skips Visit to Greenland Amid New Tensions With Iran

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration’s Arctic policies. Those policies were criticized earlier this week for not containing the...

  • Europe Mar 20, 2019

    Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World Again, Launches Contest for Free Trip

    Finland, ranked for the second time the world’s happiest country, is launching an unusual tourism campaign which it promises will share its secret. The country’s tourism board is holding a contest in which eight people will win a free trip to Finland and will be paired with Finnish hosts. “Our secret is in our nature, very literally. When others go...

  • Europe Mar 20, 2019

    Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World Again, Launches Contest for Free Trip

    Finland, ranked for the second time the world’s happiest country, is launching an unusual tourism campaign which it promises will share its secret. The country’s tourism board is holding a contest in which eight people will win a free trip to Finland and will be paired with Finnish hosts. “Our secret is in our nature, very literally. When others go...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Dec 5, 2018

    Wildfire Victims Pick Up Pieces After Destruction

    Homeowners affected by the Woolsey Fire are still picking up the pieces and many facing a long road ahead. Randy Mac reports for the NBC4 News on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.

  • City News Service Dec 2, 2018

    SpaceX Rocket Launch Delayed

    Hawthorne-based SpaceX has again postponed a planned launch of its SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base for a mission dubbed Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express.

  • surgery Sep 25, 2018

    Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

    When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn’t had...

  • Russia Jul 29, 2018

    Rep. Susan Davis Hosts Expert Panel on U.S.-Russia Relations

    The ongoing Russian meddling investigation has many San Diegans worried about the results of upcoming elections.

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2018

    Donald Trump Open to Moscow Visit If Putin Formally Invites Him

    Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation for a fall sit-down.

  • Donald Trump Jul 24, 2018

    Pompeo, Mattis to Make Stanford University Visit

    United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will take to the Stanford University campus early this week to meet with their Australian counterparts.

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2018

    First Family Mourns Fallen Secret Service Agent

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects Wednesday to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip. Special Agent Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke Monday during Trump’s trip to Belgium, England, Scotland, and Finland. The 19-year veteran died in Scotland on Tuesday, surrounded by immediate family and...

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