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Large Candida auris outbreak linked to multi-use thermometers in UK ICU

Outbreaks of the fungal pathogen Candida auris in healthcare settings, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs), may be linked to multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, according to new research.

West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017

West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a two-year hiatus in reported human cases, according to new findings. Greece provides the appropriate ecological and climatic conditions for WNV circulation. The virus has been established in Greece and disease transmission may continue in the future.

Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates

Genetic recombination is vital to natural selection, yet some species display far more crossover than others. Scientists have discovered a gene in fruit flies that is responsible for the evolution of these recombination rates.

North Korea ‘halts missile and nuclear tests’, says Kim Jong-un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's announcement is welcomed by the US, South Korea and China. Source: BBC

North Korea says it is suspending nuclear, missile testing

Kim Jong Un plans to close nuclear test site, Korean Central News Agency reports

North Korea says it has halted nuclear tests

The North Korean government says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests. It also plans to close a nuclear test site. "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan reports.

“We’re seeking justice,” DNC chairman says of Russia-Trump conspiracy lawsuit

The civil lawsuit argues the Trump campaign conspired with WikiLeaks and Russia to hack and disseminate DNC emails in 2016

Avicii, top electronic dance music artist, found dead at 28

One of the world's biggest dance music stars dies in Oman, with no cause of death announced. Source: BBC

Kent arrest in Hither Green fatal burglary probe

A man wanted over the Hither Green break-in where an intruder was killed is held by police. Source: BBC

Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle

A new study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted 'dead zones,' changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle.

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98-year-old woman agrees to be matron of honor for 23-year-old friend

When 98-year-old Naomi Wooten met 23-year-old Bethany Shaw in church, they became friends. But when Bethany asked Naomi to be her matron of honor, she didn't say yes right away. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud has the story of their friendship.

9 dead after van strikes crowd of pedestrians in Toronto — live updates

Van jumps onto sidewalk at busy intersection in Toronto, strikes down pedestrians; driver taken into custody Monday

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. His office said in a statement that he appears to be recovering.