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Customers charged thousands for Mexican food in California

What was supposed to be a cheap bite at a Southern California fast-food restaurant has turned into a small fortune for some customers, as they were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for burritos, tacos and soft drinks.

April 19, 2014

Jackson Hole landslide may take part of town, officials say

No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into a Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. 

April 19, 2014

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up at the International Space Station. Now, a new pair of legs means the experimental robot won't be stuck on a pedestal and can go mobile.

April 19, 2014

Boston lockdown amid search a tough call, governor says

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the decision to lock down much of greater Boston during the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombing was a "tough call" but one he's glad that was made.

April 19, 2014

Texas search group, FAA at odds over drone use

A Texas-based group of volunteers, who are involved in searches for missing persons around the nation, has run afoul of federal aviation authorities for using drones in their work.

April 19, 2014

Four dead, two hospitalized after car hits taxi near Houston

Authorities near Houston say four people have been killed and two others are in critical condition after a car drifted into oncoming traffic and slammed into a taxi cab.

April 19, 2014

California man feels lucky to be alive after Everest avalanche

A Sonoma County, California man said Saturday that he feels lucky that he survived an avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Mount Everest.

April 19, 2014

Veteran executive fired by Fox TV over fundraising email

The Fox television network has fired a veteran executive who used her company email account to raise funds for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane, a company official said Saturday.

April 19, 2014

Body found near highway is missing Massachusetts boy

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of Interstate 190 in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing five-year-old who has been gone for several months, authorities said Saturday.

April 19, 2014

Tennessee ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental.

April 19, 2014

No comment from White House on 'deport Bieber' petition

The White House has two words for those who want President Obama to deport Canadian pop star Justin Bieber -- No comment.

April 18, 2014

Aircraft spotted in Iran registered to Utah bank

An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran has been traced to a Utah bank, under an arrangement that has prompted recent warnings from a government watchdog.

April 18, 2014

High School teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

A Pennsylvania high school student has gotten himself into hot water for asking Miss America to accompany him to the prom, during a question and answer session at the school.

April 18, 2014

Illinois Medicaid program paying for dead clients, memo says

An internal Illinois government memo has found that state's Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.

April 18, 2014

Keystone XL pipeline supporters denounce latest delay

Republicans are denouncing the latest delay in the review process for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada -- a controversial process that has dragged on now for more than five years.

April 18, 2014

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast US, CDC says

Months ago, the flu season seemed to be winding down. But health officials on Friday reported widespread flu-like illnesses in six states. Rhode Island is the latest to join the list which includes Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

April 18, 2014

Colorado deaths stoke worries about edible marijuana

Two recent deaths in Colorado have stoked concerns about the state's recreational marijuana industry, and the effects of marijuana edibles that can be exponentially more potent than a typical joint.

April 18, 2014

Autopsy says Border Patrol agent shot man twice

An autopsy report, released Friday, said a Mexican man who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks.

April 18, 2014

Year after explosion, Texas town ponders new plant

Leaders in a Central Texas town that was devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are now contemplating building a new one -- calling it a crucial step in the town's economic recovery.

April 18, 2014

Gunman in shooting at USC gets 40 years-to-life in prison

A 21-year-old man was sentenced Friday to serve 40 years-to-life in prison, for a shooting that wounded four people outside a Halloween party on the University of Southern California campus nearly two years ago.

April 18, 2014

Court reinstates family's lawsuit over Marine's suicide

The family of a Marine who committed suicide after serving a tour of duty in Iraq will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government, over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

April 18, 2014

Former Navy Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

The U.S. Navy said Friday that a California-based officer has been relieved of duty, because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team.

April 18, 2014

More than 200 immigrants arrested in Texas busts

At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the U.S. illegally were arrested at a makeshift encampment in Texas -- and 132 others were later found in two buildings in the southern part of the state, authorities said Friday.

April 18, 2014

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

A man was charged on Friday with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent random highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area, prosecutors said.

April 18, 2014

Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges -- that prosecutors say were filed after a former student confronted her in a phone call and posted the conversation online.

April 18, 2014

Sebelius not considering a run for US Senate, HHS says

A spokeswoman for departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Friday that the former Kansas governor is not considering a run for the U.S. Senate.

April 18, 2014

Man killed infant son so he could play video games, police say

Sheriff's deputies in northern Florida on Friday said a man killed his young, crying son on Thursday -- apparently because the infant was interfering with his video game playing time.

April 18, 2014

NASA controllers crash robotic spacecraft into the moon

NASA's small moon-orbiting robotic spacecraft LADEE is no more -- as flight controllers confirmed early Friday that they intentionally crashed the spacecraft into the dark side of the moon.

April 18, 2014

Supply run to space station threatened by Southeast storm

SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. Friday afternoon, but stormy weather may force yet another delay.

April 18, 2014

NJ college teacher said daughter's T-shirt got him suspended

A New Jersey college instructor has been suspended over what he says was an online photo containing a quote from the cable drama "Game of Thrones" -- which a school official apparently interpreted as a threat.

April 18, 2014
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