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Ukrainian border guards look at the first truck as it passes the border post at Izvaryne, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)NATO chief said air, ground forces building and heavy weapons going to separatists.


2014-08-22 09:19:06 -0600

Patrons ride a Ferris Wheel at the Indiana State Fair Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Indianapolis. The fair comes to a close on Sunday, Aug. 17. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) — Police say two boys are critically injured after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan.


2014-08-22 09:44:47 -0600

The Odd Way Tuberculosis Was Brought to AmericaWhen European explorers landed in the Americas, they brought tuberculosis (TB) and a wave of other deadly diseases with them. In fact, these strains may have been brought to the Americas by seals and sea lions, researchers say. A new analysis of three ancient Peruvian human skeletons that date to between A.D. 1028 and 1280 — well before Europeans landed on American shores — shows evidence of tuberculosis, including skeletal lesions and curved spines. "It looked as though tuberculosis was present in the New World before [European] contact, based on these skeletons," said Kirsten Bos, the study's lead researcher and a postdoctoral fellow in paleogenetics at the University of Tübingen in Germany.


2014-08-22 09:13:02 -0600