The celebrity chef addresses reports she has used racial slurs. Hear what a rep for Paula Deen is saying now.
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Harvard study finds diet changes gut bacteria within a day
A change in diet quickly alters the types of bacteria living in the human gut, a finding that suggests this rapid adaptability to different foods can be used to control illnesses tied to stomach microbes, researchers said.
Personal genetic tests face sharper scrutiny after 23andMe
23andMe Inc.'s clash with U.S. regulators over the direct sale of its gene analysis service to consumers signals stiffer oversight of thousands of tests in an industry predicted to increase fivefold in size.
Minnesota college student survives night on porch in subzero temperatures
A University of Minnesota Duluth student suffered severe hypothermia and could lose her hands after she passed out on a freezing porch in subzero temperatures with only a jacket and boots to protect her from the cold.
Young newlyweds charged with Craigslist murder
A month after a Pennsylvania man was found stabbed to death in an alley, authorities have charged a recently married young couple in his death and they're looking into other possible murders tied to adult companionship ads placed by the couple.
7 great holiday stories for season's readings
Holiday-themed movies and TV shows get the most attention during this time of year. But there are just as many, if not more, beloved books that contain cherished Christmas stories -- some of which get shared across generations.
RECIPE: Tacos that break with tradition
In Mexico City, some of my favorite tacos, even before I was vegetarian, were those stuffed with cactus paddles, mushrooms or squash blossoms. But at restaurants closer to home, what passes for vegetables often leaves much to be desired.
12 annoying songs of Christmas
It's that time of year, when Christmas songs fill shops, restaurants and your home. While anything on repeat can drive you mad, these 12 tunes are some of the most annoying.
VIDEO: Scary snowman prank strikes fear in shoppers
'The Scary Snowman Prank' returns for a third year to frighten people on the streets of Boston. Here's how one team of pranksters is turning the holiday season into something frightful.
VIDEO: Big storm threatens Thanksgiving travel
A major storm forced more than 300 flights to be cancelled in Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday. It is also blamed for hundreds of traffic accidents. The storm is bringing snow, sleet and ice across the US ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Health-care website not alone among government tech debacles
The list of federal information-technology lapses and flops includes systems to modernize air-traffic control and to secure the nation's border, and now even President Obama is wondering why the government can't get it right.
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