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Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the mad scientist of "Young Frankenstein," ...

Mosquitoes can spread Zika to their eggs: study

Larvae of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitos are pictured through a microscope viewfinderFemale mosquitoes can transmit the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring, suggesting that efforts to kill adult mosquitoes will fall short, researchers said Monday. Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, wanted to see if female mosquitoes could pass the infection to their eggs, much the way they can if infected with dengue or yellow fever. The mosquitoes were fed and within a week, they laid eggs.

Colombia ceasefire ends half-century war with FARC

The head of Colombia's FARC rebel force, Timoleon Jimenez, aka "Timochenko" (C), speaks during a press conference with other members of his delegation in Havana on August 28, 2016A historic ceasefire came into effect in Colombia on Monday, ending a 52-year war between the FARC rebels and the government and taking a major step toward ending a conflict that has claimed more than 250,000 lives. The full ceasefire ordered by President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleon Jimenez, began at midnight (0500 GMT). "This August 29 a new phase of history begins for Colombia.

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

In this Aug. 24, 2016 photo, actress Kerry Washington poses for a portrait at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. While busy promoting the Purple Purse anti-abuse fundraiser, prepping for the arrival of a second child and shooting season six of "Scandal," Washington also is in the midst of Emmy season, with nominations including one for producing the HBO movie "Confirmation." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey

Mondelez says it ended talks to buy HersheyOreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global powerhouse selling some of the world's best known chocolates and snacks. Hershey ...

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