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Colon cancer hits poor, city dwellers the hardest

Young Americans who live in urban areas or live with low income or low education levels are more likely to die if they get colon cancer, a new study finds. “There are a lot of disparities in health care,” said lead investigator Dr. Ashley Matusz-Fisher,

Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton drones arrive in Guam

Jan. 27 (UPI) — The first squadron of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial system arrived in Guam for their initial deployment, the Navy announced on Monday. The two-aircraft squadron, with two more aircraft expected to join, is stationed at Guam’s Andersen Air Force

China now world’s second-largest arms producer after U.S.

Jan. 27 (UPI) — China is the world’s second-largest arms producer, after the United States, a Swedish research center announced on Monday. Information on China’s weapons manufacturing has been unreliable in the past because of a lack of transparency, causing the Stockholm International Peace Research

North Korea disapproves of children’s smartphone use

Jan. 27 (UPI) — North Korea state media is warning against the excessive use of smartphones among children. Korean Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Monday the use of phones by children who are in the developmental stages has an adverse effect on their brain

Tropical ecosystems face perfect storm of threats

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Both tropical forests and coral reefs are facing the triple threat of climate change, extreme weather and pressures from human activities. This perfect storm of environmental damage could do irreparable harm to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet,

Aerosmith to perform 50th anniversary show in Boston

Jan. 27 (UPI) — Aerosmith will perform a 50th anniversary show in its hometown of Boston, Mass. The rock band said Monday on Twitter that it will celebrate its 50th anniversary as a group at the “Bad Boys of Boston” concert Sept. 18 at Fenway

Reds agree to four-year deal with outfielder Nick Castellanos

Jan. 27 (UPI) — The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to a four-year contract with free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos. Sources told and ESPN the deal is worth $64 million. The contract matches the biggest free-agent contract in Reds history. The Reds also signed free