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  • Gunman in Copenhagen attacks just got out of jail

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – The Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen was released about two weeks ago from a jail ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Many sex offenders killed in California prison

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Shortly after 2 a.m. on April 6, 2010, a guard at Salinas Valley State Prison noticed Alan Ager’s cellmate trying to stuff someth ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Hackers' $1 billion bank theft may still impact consumers

    WASHINGTON – The hacker gang that looted as much as $1 billion worldwide from banks was unusual: It stole directly from the banks, instead of ripping ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Attorney: Girl accused in stabbing belongs in juvenile court

    WAUKESHA, Wis. – One of two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man should face a lesser charge in ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

    WASHINGTON – The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats said millions o ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Vatican offers free showers, shaves to the homeless

    VATICAN CITY – Homeless men and women lined up Monday off St. Peter’s Square to take advantage of Pope Francis’ latest charitable initiative: a free s ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Environmental concerns raise conflict with pig farms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – From Washington state to North Carolina, federal lawsuits are challenging the efficient, profitable livestock industry to change it ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

    STOCKPORT, Ohio – Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her el ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

    LOS ANGELES – While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attenti ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

    STOCKPORT, Ohio – Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her el ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Democrats seek relief from Obamacare penalties

    WASHINGTON – The official sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law may be over, but leading congressional Democrats say millions of ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

    AUSTIN, Texas – An arbitration panel ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corp. to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • FACT CHECK: Rand Paul backtracks on vaccines, college

    WASHINGTON – As Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky eyes a presidential race, he's likely to face questions about several contested or disproven sta ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

    LOS ANGELES – While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attenti ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Water, air quality concerns heighten conflict with pig farms

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Modern meat production, in which thousands of animals are packed into barns for concentrated feeding operations, has proven to be e ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 8:53 am
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