On any given day, 1.2 million full-time students are drinking alcohol and more than 703,000 are using marijuana, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Melvin Rector had longed to return to Britain, where he served as a gunner aboard a U.S. B-17 bomber during World War II, for 70 years. He finally made the trip at age 94 and, after visiting a wartime air command bunker, collapsed and died.
When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held an alligator training Wednesday morning at the Everglades Alligator Farm for the first time in nearly two years, the coordinators wanted to give the media a chance to take part in aspects of training for the first time.
In Egypt, candlelight vigils have been held for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804. The cause of last week's crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people on board still has not been determined. Ships and planes from Egypt, Greece, France, the United States and other nations are searching the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian port of Alexandria for the jet's voice and flight data recorders.
President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
Zookeepers at Chester Zoo in the UK spotted capybara Lochley giving birth to her first two youngsters before the zoo opened. Later, astonished visitors were able to witness the arrivals of the third and fourth pups. “Within no time, all of the babies were up on their feet, running around, sniffing buttercups and clambering over mum," said James Andrewes, assistant team manager at the zoo. The scientific name for the capybara means ‘water hog’ and they are sometimes referred to as the giant guinea pig. The capybara comes from South America.
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A capybara, world’s largest rodent species, gives birth to four clambering pups in Britain
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