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  • Widow penalized for late husband's legal marijuana use

    Widow penalized for late husband's legal marijuana use

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:26:25 GMT

    The state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.

    The state of Colorado is denying half the workers' compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system.

  • Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

    Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:34:26 GMT
    Kellie Travers-Stafford / FacebookKellie Travers-Stafford / Facebook
    Kellie Travers-Stafford / FacebookKellie Travers-Stafford / Facebook

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.

  • Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

    Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:56:18 GMT

    It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet.

    It's getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet.

  • Dog killed while in care of sitter hired through Rover app

    Dog killed while in care of sitter hired through Rover app

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:41:38 GMT

    A dog owner in Colorado is distraught after learning her beloved pet was mauled to death while in the care of a dog sitter she found on an app.

    A dog owner in Colorado is distraught after learning her beloved pet was mauled to death while in the care of a dog sitter she found on an app.

  • Dog dies from saltwater poisoning after swimming at Florida beach

    Dog dies from saltwater poisoning after swimming at Florida beach

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:40:35 GMT

    A dog owner in Florida is heartbroken after losing his beloved 7-year-old lab to saltwater poisoning after a day at a dog beach.

    A dog owner in Florida is heartbroken after losing his beloved 7-year-old lab to saltwater poisoning after a day at a dog beach.

  • Florida man arrested for DUI tells police he was only drinking at stop signs

    Florida man arrested for DUI tells police he was only drinking at stop signs

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:06:50 GMT
    Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Indian River County Sheriff's Office
    Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's OfficePhoto: Indian River County Sheriff's Office

    A Vero Beach, Florida, man was arrested last month on DUI charges, but he told police he wasn't drinking and driving, he was only taking hits of bourbon while at stop lights and stop signs.

    A Vero Beach, Florida, man was arrested last month on DUI charges, but he told police he wasn't drinking and driving, he was only taking hits of bourbon while at stop lights and stop signs.

  • President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    President Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-07-10 04:42:29 GMT

    President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

    President Donald Trump is nominating influential conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

  • First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim underway

    First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim underway

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:38:18 GMT

    Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer have asked a San Francisco jury to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease.

    Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer have asked a San Francisco jury to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease.

  • Texas girl electrocuted reaching behind dryer for kittens

    Texas girl electrocuted reaching behind dryer for kittens

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:23:31 GMT

    Authorities in East Texas are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was apparently electrocuted as she was reaching behind a clothes dryer to retrieve her kittens.

    Authorities in East Texas are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was apparently electrocuted as she was reaching behind a clothes dryer to retrieve her kittens.

  • The "Mother of Relay For Life" has died

    The "Mother of Relay For Life" has died

    Sunday, July 8 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-07-08 16:12:00 GMT

    The American Cancer Society has announced that Pat Flynn, the "Mother of Relay For Life" has died. 

    The American Cancer Society has announced that Pat Flynn, the "Mother of Relay For Life" has died. 

  • Dogs go viral for eating Virginia mailman's lunch

    Dogs go viral for eating Virginia mailman's lunch

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-07-06 23:02:33 GMT

    Two mischievous dogs sneaked into a postal worker's truck and stole his lunch. The mailman's note to the homeowner about it is getting attention on social media.

    Two mischievous dogs sneaked into a postal worker's truck and stole his lunch. The mailman's note to the homeowner about it is getting attention on social media.

  • Dog gone: Costco nixes popular food court item in favor of healthier choices

    Dog gone: Costco nixes popular food court item in favor of healthier choices

    Friday, July 6 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-07-06 18:23:34 GMT

    Costco is getting rid of one of it's most popular food court items: the polish dog. The change is to make way for some healthier options on the menu, including new acai bowls.

    Costco is getting rid of one of it's most popular food court items: the polish dog. The change is to make way for some healthier options on the menu, including new acai bowls.

  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

    Thursday, July 5 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-07-05 19:54:04 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Trump tweets he has accepted resignation of scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)  
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Trump tweets he has accepted resignation of scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)  
  • Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance on affirmative action

    Trump to rescind Obama-era guidance on affirmative action

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-07-03 16:57:16 GMT

    The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a person's race into account to encourage diversity in admissions.

    The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a person's race into account to encourage diversity in admissions.

  • Advocacy group seeks Ford Explorer recall due to fumes

    Advocacy group seeks Ford Explorer recall due to fumes

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 12:21 PM EDT2018-07-03 16:21:37 GMT

    A nonprofit auto safety advocacy group is asking Ford to recall 1.35 million Explorer SUVs due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments.

    A nonprofit auto safety advocacy group is asking Ford to recall 1.35 million Explorer SUVs due to continued complaints of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartments.

  • Trump orders US flags lowered to honor 5 slain at newspaper

    Trump orders US flags lowered to honor 5 slain at newspaper

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:55 AM EDT2018-07-03 15:55:58 GMT

    President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags on federal property be flown at half-staff through sunset Tuesday to honor five people slain at a newspaper in Maryland's capital.

    President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags on federal property be flown at half-staff through sunset Tuesday to honor five people slain at a newspaper in Maryland's capital.

  • Court says unmarried man can adopt adult female

    Court says unmarried man can adopt adult female

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-07-03 15:47:32 GMT

    An unmarried man may become the adoptive father of an adult female, without changing the status of the woman's birth mother according to the New Hampshire's Supreme Court.

    An unmarried man may become the adoptive father of an adult female, without changing the status of the woman's birth mother according to the New Hampshire's Supreme Court.

  • First lady on secret trip to visit injured service members

    First lady on secret trip to visit injured service members

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:42 AM EDT2018-07-03 15:42:40 GMT

    Melania Trump has made another secret trip, though this one was carried out closer to home. The first lady is visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

    Melania Trump has made another secret trip, though this one was carried out closer to home. The first lady is visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

  • How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

    How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-07-03 15:37:10 GMT

    Advances in the field of computer vision have accelerated the race for self-driving cars, powered popular photo-tagging features on Facebook and Google and spawned Amazon's first no-checkout retail store.

    Advances in the field of computer vision have accelerated the race for self-driving cars, powered popular photo-tagging features on Facebook and Google and spawned Amazon's first no-checkout retail store.

  • Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of murdering 8 babies in hospital

    Healthcare worker arrested on suspicion of murdering 8 babies in hospital

    Tuesday, July 3 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-07-03 15:32:21 GMT

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and trying to murder six more...

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies and trying to murder six more...

  • Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses

    Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils at businesses

    Monday, July 2 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-07-02 15:57:26 GMT

    Looking for a straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in a push to reduce marine plastic pollution.

    Looking for a straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in a push to reduce marine plastic pollution.

  • Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

    Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

    Monday, July 2 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-07-02 15:50:46 GMT

    New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life.

    New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life.

  • Boise stabbing: 9 injured in attack at Idaho apartment complex

    Boise stabbing: 9 injured in attack at Idaho apartment complex

    Sunday, July 1 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-07-01 15:09:30 GMT
    Nine people were stabbed at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho on June 30, 2018.Nine people were stabbed at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho on June 30, 2018.
    Nine people were stabbed at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho on June 30, 2018.Nine people were stabbed at an apartment complex in Boise, Idaho on June 30, 2018.

    Idaho police say nine people, including six children, were hospitalized early Sunday and one man is in custody after a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex that is home to many refugee families. 

    Idaho police say nine people, including six children, were hospitalized early Sunday and one man is in custody after a mass stabbing at a Boise apartment complex that is home to many refugee families. 

  • 5 people booted from Delta flight following airplane mode dispute

    5 people booted from Delta flight following airplane mode dispute

    Friday, June 29 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-06-29 21:38:21 GMT

    Five people were asked to exit a Delta Air Lines flight following a dispute over whether a passenger's phone was in airplane mode.

    Five people were asked to exit a Delta Air Lines flight following a dispute over whether a passenger's phone was in airplane mode.

  • Police: Newspaper gunman worked methodically, blocked exit

    Police: Newspaper gunman worked methodically, blocked exit

    Friday, June 29 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-06-29 20:44:06 GMT

    The gunman accused of killing five people in a vendetta against a Maryland newspaper barricaded the rear exit to prevent anyone from escaping and blasted his way through the newsroom with a pump-action shotgun, cutting down one victim trying to slip out the back, authorities said Friday.

    The gunman accused of killing five people in a vendetta against a Maryland newspaper barricaded the rear exit to prevent anyone from escaping and blasted his way through the newsroom with a pump-action shotgun, cutting down one victim trying to slip out the back, authorities said Friday.

  • UPDATE: One suspect in custody, "several people" dead in shooting at "The Capital" newspaper

    UPDATE: One suspect in custody, "several people" dead in shooting at "The Capital" newspaper

    Thursday, June 28 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-06-28 20:45:35 GMT

    Multiple people have been shot at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

    Multiple people have been shot at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

  • Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

    Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-06-27 18:18:42 GMT

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he is retiring. That will give President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy says he is retiring. That will give President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

  • Jackson family patriarch dies at 89

    Jackson family patriarch dies at 89

    Wednesday, June 27 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-06-27 17:28:09 GMT

    Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family.

    Joseph Jackson, the strong, fearsome patriarch of the musical Jackson family, has died, according to a person close to the family.

  • Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

    Only 3 known to have survived Boeing 737 crash in Cuba

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:11:37 GMT
    AP photo/Ramon EspinozaAP photo/Ramon Espinoza

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

    By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press    HAVANA (AP) - A 39-year-old airliner with 110 people aboard crashed and burned in a cassava field just after taking off from the Havana airport Friday, leaving three survivors in Cuba's worst aviation disaster in three decades, officials said.    The Boeing 737 went down just after noon a short distance from the end of the runway at Jose Marti International Airport while on a short-hop flight to the ...

  • Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers, one death reported

    Kidde recalls 37.8 million fire extinguishers, one death reported

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:56:57 GMT
    Kidde is recalling approximately 37.8 million fire extinguishers over failure to activate during an emergency. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recall...
    Kidde is recalling approximately 37.8 million fire extinguishers over failure to activate during an emergency. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard.  The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recall...
  • US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    US gymnasts say sport is rife with verbal and emotional abuse

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-02-24 00:00:53 GMT
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team
    Stock photo of USA Gymnastics teamStock photo of USA Gymnastics team

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

    (AP) - They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, anxiety and eating disorders. Former U.S. gymnasts and coaches interviewed by The Associated Press described a culture rife with verbal and emotional abuse. They say girls were forced to train with injuries and broken bones. They say the culture was tacitly endorsed by USA Gymnastics and institutionalized by former star coaches ...

  • FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday

    FBI: Gun background checks hit single-day record on Black Friday

    Monday, November 27 2017 1:02 PM EST2017-11-27 18:02:17 GMT

    WASHINGTON - Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday. The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).

    WASHINGTON - Gun background checks hit another single-day record on Black Friday. The FBI says it fielded 203,086 background check requests for gun buyers on Black Friday alone. That's up from the two previous single-day highs., both of which were recorded on Black Friday in 2016 (185,713) and Black Friday in 2015 (185,345).