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Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

February 26, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. more »»

Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot had vocalized beliefs

February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one... more »»

400-year-old books stolen in Italy are found in California

February 26, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two stolen Italian books dating to the 17th century that were discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area and many other plundered ancient artifacts will be returned to their... more »»

Tennessee Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

February 26, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday called on Republican Rep. more »»

Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation's capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hil. more »»

DA: No immediate charges in California train crash

February 26, 2015

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be immediately filed against the truck driver involved in the crash that derailed a California commuter train, injuring dozens. more »»

Saudi man convicted of conspiracy in '98 US embassy bombings

February 26, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A man prosecutors portrayed as one of al-Qaida's early leaders was convicted Thursday of conspiracy in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. more »»

Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank

February 26, 2015

Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. more »»

Los Angeles street race leaves 2 spectators dead, 1 hurt

February 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A souped-up car that was illegally street racing lost control and careened onto a sidewalk, killing two spectators and critically injuring another in suburban Los Angeles befor... more »»

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism

February 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a... more »»

Lawyer: Second autopsy shows officers shot man from behind

February 26, 2015

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — An attorney says an independent autopsy conducted on a Mexican man shot by police in Pasco, Washington, shows different results from what investigators have sai. more »»

If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help

February 26, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay... more »»

Man guilty of setting up wife's death while on walk with son

February 26, 2015

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey. more »»

Defense: Treatment, not mom, raised child's sodium level

February 26, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — An attorney for a woman accused of killing her son with salt says the boy's high sodium level was caused by his medical treatment. more »»

DC leaders legalize pot despite threats from Congress

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying threats from Congress, the District of Columbia legalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes on Thursday, becoming the first place east of the Mississippi... more »»

Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

February 26, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there weren't enough minorities an... more »»

FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

February 26, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says city-owned broadband companies can expand and compete with commercial Internet providers. more »»

 
 
 

 

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