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Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

May 5, 2016

KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring... more »»

 
 
 
Pot legalization backers kick off California campaign

May 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long-anticipated campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state that produces more pot than any other commenced in California on Wednesday as supporters... more »»

After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

May 5, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.. more »»

Judge: Plan for restoring Northwest salmon runs not enough

May 5, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. more »»

Attorney: Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor

May 5, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In his final weeks, Prince hid signs of trouble from his fans, stonewalling reports of an overdose that required an emergency plane landing and making a brief public appearance... more »»

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

May 5, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. more »»

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. more »»

Agency: Eagle hit Alaska plane before crash that killed 4

May 4, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people on board, authorities said Wednesday. more »»

US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

May 4, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. more »»

Slain Navy SEAL took lessons from running track into combat

May 4, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — In cross-country running, your team is only as fast as your slowest athlete. more »»

Air bag recall doubles in size, taxes overloaded industry

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by the U.S. more »»

Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed

May 4, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed. more »»

Georgia governor's vetoes on guns, faith bucked his GOP base

May 4, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — When Georgia Gov. more »»

Agency: Bald eagle caused Alaska plane crash that killed 4

May 4, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people on board, authorities said Wednesday. more »»

After Hastert, Illinois weighs change to child sex abuse law

May 4, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.. more »»

New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring... more »»

The Latest: Feds, including DEA, join Prince investigation

May 4, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local):

2:55 p.m. more »»

Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. more »»

Air bag inflator recall to grow by 35 million to 40 million

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Takata will recall another 35 million to 40 million air bag inflators, a stunning increase that will more than double what is already the largest automotive recall in American... more »»

 
 
 

 

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