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Secret criteria for U.S. no-fly list upheld by appeals court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The largely secret criteria for the government's no-fly list have been upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a case involving four people who sued over being barred from flying. A three-judge panel ruled … more

Researchers find 2nd warship from WWII Battle of Midway

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.'s director … more

Company says it will seek approval of Alzheimer's drug

The drug company Biogen Inc. said Tuesday it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer's disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia. The announcement … more

Americans, especially millennials, embrace meat alternatives

THE CONVERSATION - By 2050, many scientists estimate that the world food supply will have to increase sharply from today's level to meet anticipated demand from a global population of 9 billion to 10 billion people. Meanwhile, the coming decades are … more

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

WASHINGTON - When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years … more

Study points to virus as culprit in children's paralyzing illness

WASHINGTON - Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children. The poliolike syndrome, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, is … more

Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to 'a lynching' on Twitter

WASHINGTON - Stirring up painful memories of America's racist past, President Donald Trump on Tuesday compared the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry to a lynching, a practice once widespread across the South in which angry mobs killed thousands of … more

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis

CLEVELAND - The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker reached an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement over the toll of the opioids in two Ohio counties, averting what would have been the first federal trial over the … more

U.S. takes step to require DNA from asylum-seekers

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for … more

U.S. may now keep troops in Syria to guard oil fields

KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. may leave some forces in Syria to secure oil fields and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday, even though President Donald Trump has … more

Former Nazi SS guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) - From his post as a teenage SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. And, Dey later told investigators, the carting of their … more

Survey: Doubts about 2020 Census higher with minorities

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Around 84% of Americans definitely or probably plan to answer the questions on the 2020 Census, according to a new survey released Friday. The Pew Research Center survey also found that around 16% of people surveyed express … more

Notorious Rikers jail complex to close by 2026

NEW YORK - New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The … more

1st all-female spacewalking team makes history

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, working to replace a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica … more

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The investigation, … more

Syria cease-fire off to rocky start amid reports of fighting

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey - The cease-fire in northern Syria got off to a rocky start Friday, as Kurdish leaders accused Turkey of violating the accord with continued fighting at a key border town while casting doubt on provisions in the U.S.-brokered … more

Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings dies

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of … more

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

DALLAS (AP) - At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered … more

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation growing

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Based on telephone surveys conducted … more

Georgia roadside museum devoted to legendary beast

CHERRY LOG, Ga. - Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks. Once a BYOB supper club, it's … more
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