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Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

You've probably heard the trendy phrase that "sitting is the new smoking." Although it's an exaggeration to equate the two behaviors -- nothing comes close to smoking in its many ruinous and deadly effects on the body -- research does show that prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly.

FBI investigating Flint stabbing as terrorism

A Canadian man yelled "Allahu akbar" before he allegedly stabbed a police officer at the Flint, Michigan, airport in what the FBI is investigating as a terrorist act, officials said.

The images Saudi Arabia doesn't want you to see

Batool Ali is six years old, though you would never guess that from her huge, haunted eyes and emaciated frame. Ribs jutting out over her distended belly, Batool weighs less than 16 kilograms (35 pounds). She is one of nearly half a million children in Yemen suffering from severe malnutrition.

No, the 'big one' didn't hit California Wednesday

A brief panic was sparked Wednesday afternoon after the US Geological Survey sent out an alert that a magnitude-6.8 earthquake had struck 10 miles west of Santa Barbara, California.

Russian hacking hearings: 6 takeaways

Both sides of the Capitol on Wednesday heard from experts about the extent of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, with officials for the first time revealing how many states' election-related systems were targeted by Russian hackers.

Everest's height called into question

Did Mount Everest shrink after Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake? Has it lost a few meters of snow cover due to global warming? Is it getting taller due to shifting continental plates?

Some GOP health care plan details revealed

Senate Republican leaders plan to release their health care plan Thursday, the first time the public -- and their fellow GOP senators -- will get to see what they have been working on behind closed doors.

US: Gulf nations have presented a "List of demands" to Qatar

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the United States is waiting to see whether a "list of demands" presented to Qatar by a coalition of its Gulf neighbors and their partners are "reasonable and actionable," one day after the State Department's top spokeswoman questioned the continued diplomatic freeze.