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Indiana HIV outbreak, hepatitis C epidemic sparks CDC alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing an alert to warn that a hepatitis C epidemic and a rise in intravenous drug use nationwide could spark new HIV outbreaks similar to one in a southern Indiana county with 142 new cases this year.

April 24, 2015

Governor signs bill to allow guns in all Tennessee parks

Local governments in Tennessee can no longer bar people with handgun carry permits from bringing firearms to parks, playgrounds and sports fields under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

April 24, 2015

Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause

Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants — and whether the discoveries are related.

April 24, 2015

Big technology stocks rise in early trading; Amazon soars

Big gains by Amazon and Google are lifting technology stocks in early trading.

April 24, 2015

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th

What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?

April 23, 2015

Pentagon reveals breach by Russian hackers

For the first time, defense officials are revealing that the Pentagon uncovered a breach by Russian hackers into an unclassified defense computer network earlier this year. But Defense Secretary Ash Carter says officials were able to identify the intruders within 24 hours, and kicked them out.

April 23, 2015

Petraeus gets 2 years' probation, fine

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus gets 2 years' probation, fine for sharing military secrets with mistress.

April 23, 2015

Civil lawsuit set to be filed in Michael Brown's death

Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they will file a civil lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ferguson.

April 23, 2015

Some officers looking to body cameras on their own

A widely circulated video of a slaying suspect rushing a southern Ohio police officer who chose not to fire his weapon shows the value of cameras to police, and how some across the country are buying their own when their department can't or won't.

April 23, 2015

Prosecutors to seek detention for Minnesotans in terror case

A detention hearing is set to be held in federal court in St. Paul for four of the six Minnesotans who are accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

April 23, 2015

Victims describe injuries, loss at marathon bombing trial

The brutality and long-lasting impact of the Boston Marathon bombing is being brought home to jurors as survivors describe their injuries and loved ones of those who died describe their profound loss.

April 23, 2015

US ag secretary to announce voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from farms, ranches, forests

Federal officials are unveiling voluntary initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Obama's efforts to combat global warming.

April 23, 2015

Study shows popular pesticide hurting health of wild bees - not honeybees - out in the field

A field study finds a common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees.

April 22, 2015

Jurors see defiant Tsarnaev in photo as feds argue for death

Jurors looked at a photograph of a defiant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as prosecutors began outlining why the Boston Marathon bomber should receive the death penalty.

April 22, 2015

Training expert says Oklahoma police laws need changes

Oklahoma's top law enforcement trainer says volunteer police and sheriff's deputies need to undergo more training, even if they're former full-time officers.

April 22, 2015

Protesters take to Baltimore streets after man's death

Amid tears and cries for justice, demonstrators poured into the streets of Baltimore carrying signs emblazoned with the name of a man who died from a spinal injury he suffered while in police custody.

April 22, 2015

Contempt-of-court hearing for Arpaio enters its 2nd day

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio enters his second day of a contempt-of-court hearing on Wednesday for disobeying court orders in a racial profiling case.

April 22, 2015

3 in Atlanta cheating case to be resentenced

A judge plans to resentence three former Atlanta public school educators who got the stiffest sentences after they were convicted in a conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests.

April 21, 2015

California county to pay man beaten by deputies on video

A California county has approved paying a $650,000 settlement to avoid a lawsuit by a man whose beating by deputies after a horse chase was captured on video.

April 21, 2015

US intervenes in whistleblower cases against nursing homes

The Justice Department is stepping into a long-running lawsuit against one of the nation's largest nursing-home chains, accusing it of systematic Medicare overbilling.

April 21, 2015

Guidelines call for 20-year sentence in CIA leak case

A former CIA officer convicted of leaking classified details of an operation to derail Iran's nuclear ambitions would spend 20 years in prison if a judge follows federal sentencing guidelines.

April 21, 2015

Woman strip-searched at Detroit airport settles lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed on behalf of an Arab-Jewish woman strip-searched at a Detroit-area airport.

April 21, 2015

Prosecutors: Workers busted for stealing bourbon

Nine people have been indicted on charges of spiriting away what Kentucky authorities say was more bourbon whiskey than one person could drink in a lifetime.

April 21, 2015

Police: Woman kills husband, buries body under manure pile

State police say they've charged a 48-year-old woman with killing her husband and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm.

April 21, 2015

Beaver blamed for knocking out power to thousands in Maine

A beaver is being blamed for knocking out power to thousands of electric customers in eastern Maine.

April 21, 2015

Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital

Tutu Tuesday begins outside Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, where visitors are greeted by a valet whose tutu clashes with his normal uniform — shorts and a baseball jersey.

April 21, 2015

Firefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace

Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace.

April 21, 2015

Man says he put rifle-toting statue near gas station

A Pennsylvania man says he left a rifle-toting statute at a southern New Jersey gas station.

April 21, 2015

Student arrested for pot brownies; children sent to hospital

A south Georgia high school student looking to celebrate an unofficial holiday with schoolmates has been arrested for marijuana brownies.

April 21, 2015

Man charged for threatening Cleveland officer on trial

The brother of a woman killed in a hail of police gunfire has been charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly making a death threat against the officer standing trial for the shooting.

April 21, 2015
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