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2 students in Colorado shooting face dozens of charges including murder, attempted murder

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - Two students suspected of shooting nine classmates, one fatally, in their Colorado charter school appeared in court Wednesday to face dozens of criminal charges that included murder, attempted murder, theft and … more

FCC to vote in June on blocking scam calls

NEW YORK - New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The rising volume of calls in the last few years has created pressure on Congress, regulators and phone companies to act. The … more

Trump issues order that appears to target China's Huawei

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities … more

Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values?

SALISBURY, Mass. - For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess. Some research suggests rising sea … more

'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging

NEW YORK - Call them zombie cells - they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can … more

Supreme Court allows consumers antitrust suit against Apple

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals … more

San Francisco may ban police, city use of facial recognition

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle … more

China retaliates on tariffs; stock markets go into slide

BEIJING - Escalating its trade war with the U.S. and sending world financial markets into a slide, China announced higher tariffs Monday on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump's latest penalties on Chinese … more

What is a tariff? An economist explains

(THE CONVERSATION) The world is lurching ever closer to a full-blown trade war as the U.S., China, Europe, Canada and Mexico talk tariffs and retaliation. President Donald Trump made the initial salvo back in March, when he placed duties on steel … more

International worries flare that U.S. sliding toward Iran war

WASHINGTON — International worries flared into the open Tuesday that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Tehran amid skepticism about its claims that Iran poses a growing threat … more

Pakistani Christian girls trafficked to China as brides

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan (AP) - Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce … more

Russian fingerprints seen on North Korea's new missile

TOKYO (AP) - The three new missiles North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has tested over the past week are eerily familiar to military experts: They look just like a controversial and widely copied missile the Russian military has deployed to Syria and … more

Experimental surgery slowly gains support as opioid deaths rise

SHANGHAI - Patient No. 1 is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect, before landing him … more

Experts explain why biodiversity matters to you

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. A massive United Nations report this week warned that nature … more

Real spies in spotlight at new museum

WASHINGTON - James Bond's shiny silver sports car - with its JB007 rotating license plate - is the first thing visitors see when they step into the new and improved International Spy Museum that opens today in … more

'HistoPad' offers museum visitors new view of D-Day

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The French and the Americans are working together again on a D-Day project - this time to give museum visitors the opportunity to travel back in time and experience the milestone World War II invasion 75 years later. From the … more

More states call porn a public health crisis

PHOENIX (AP) - More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. The Arizona Senate approved a resolution this week … more

Trump takes aim at 'surprise medical bills'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump began a push Thursday to fight health care sticker shock by limiting "surprise medical bills," the unexpected charges faced by insured patients when a member of a health care team that treated them is not in … more

U.S. sanctions to hit Iran's metals industry, a major employer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran's government, its paramilitary forces and the oil exports that fund them. Now they are hitting its vital steel, aluminum, copper and iron industries. The new sanctions, imposed as Tehran … more

Grandson works to save chapel

BLIND RIVER, La. (AP) - Among the gum and cypress trees of a southeastern Louisiana swamp, where Spanish moss hangs from the branches and bald eagles and osprey fly overhead, sits a little chapel called Our Lady of Blind River - the legacy of one … more
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