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Hurricanes, Earthquakes Estimated to Cost Insurers $95B

Hurricanes, Earthquakes Estimated to Cost Insurers $95B

Oct 22
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as two recent earthquakes in Mexico likely cost the insurance industry about $95 billion, said Swiss Re, one of the world's biggest reinsurers.

Butter Shortage in France Amid Global Demand for Pastries

Butter Shortage in France Amid Global Demand for Pastries

Oct 22
French pastries and butter have become so popular abroad that the increased demand led to a mini shortage of the dairy product in French supermarkets.

French-Led EU Push for Heftier Tax on Internet Giants Stalls

French-Led EU Push for Heftier Tax on Internet Giants Stalls

Oct 22
France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple.

California Adds Third Gender to State Identification Documents

California Adds Third Gender to State Identification Documents

By Ryan Lynch | Oct 22
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday recognizing a third gender, becoming one of the first states to do so.

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Viral Smartphone Game Lets Ordinary Chinese 'Clap' for Xi

Oct 22
Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet.

Study Finds Pollution is Deadlier than War, Disaster, Hunger

Study Finds Pollution is Deadlier than War, Disaster, Hunger

By Katy Daigle | Oct 22
Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

1954 Miami Murder Leads to 'Homosexual Panic'

1954 Miami Murder Leads to 'Homosexual Panic'

By Graham Brunk | Oct 22
The 'Homosexual Panic' that started in the 1950s can be traced back to one event - the murder of Eastern Airlines Flight Attendant William T. Simpson in August of 1954.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is Off the Mark About Maria

By Calvin Woodward and Seth Borenstein | Oct 22
When it comes to grading hurricanes, President Donald Trump is off the mark about Maria.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

How to Get the Most Out of Your Workouts

By Blake Beckcomb | Oct 22
Many people who spend hours in the gym are trying to get lean and toned, but somehow it ends up being harder than anticipated. What does one have to do to actually tone muscles and see some definition?

'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

'Gay Purge' Survivor Speaks Out

By Brittany Ferrendi | Oct 22
A victim of the alleged "gay purge" in Chechnya has come forward. Maxim Lapunov led a press conference on Monday in Moscow to speak about the arrest, violent interrogation and torture he faced while in the Russian republic.

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