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Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed in Waco shooting

May 21, 2015

WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a... more »»

VA averts construction shutdown at troubled Denver hospital

May 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department averted a costly construction shutdown at its half-finished hospital outside Denver on Thursday, but it still has to persuade an angry Congress to... more »»

Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

May 21, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet. more »»

Suspect in slaying of wealthy family hunted in New York

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police and federal agents were searching in New York City Thursday for a welder suspected in the slayings of his former employer, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a... more »»

Listeria: FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant that had become contaminated with listeria. more »»

Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing... more »»

States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

May 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread... more »»

Study: Severe vision loss is most common in the South

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.

A new report found the South was home to three-quarters of the U.S. more »»

US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety drills, parent notification systems, and other safety measures in U.S. more »»

Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in New York

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Marine and ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy executive and three other people had worked for the businessman's construction company and is believed to be... more »»

Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm

May 21, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers... more »»

Not just Denver: VA problems in Florida, Louisiana, Nevada

May 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The $1 billion cost overrun at the Denver veterans hospital is the VA's worst construction problem, but the department also had difficulties at health care facilities in New Orleans... more »»

Boy Scouts' leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

May 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization's longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging chang... more »»

Jon Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address

May 21, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus. more »»

Suspect named but few details in killings of rich DC family

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family's longtime housekeeper. more »»

Suspect named in killing of wealthy DC family, housekeeper

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Savvas Savopoulos was energized. He spent the day sprucing up his northern Virginia martial arts studio for its grand opening with his family's longtime housekeeper. more »»

 
 

 

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