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Yellen rejects move to set up formula for Fed

July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday it would be a serious mistake for Congress to require the nation's central bank to adopt a formal policy rule to guide its... more »»

10 years for man who dragged dog behind truck

July 16, 2014

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting he dragged a dog for at least 2 miles behind his pickup truck. more »»

Appeals court vacates stay in Missouri execution

July 16, 2014

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court has vacated a stay of execution for a Missouri death row inmate, and the case is now heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. more »»

What happens to your online accounts when you die?

July 16, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts?

A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise i... more »»

Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

July 16, 2014

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A defense attorney says a high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin had no reason to kill the man. more »»

Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies

July 16, 2014

An experimental drug from the biotech company Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but showed some... more »»

Feds: Bombing suspect's friend tried to help him

July 16, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A prosecutor has told jurors that a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) was trying to protect Tsarnaev when he agreed with anothe... more »»

Arizona protesters rally in immigration debate

July 16, 2014

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that the local sheriff told them would arrive. more »»

New brain protein tied to Alzheimer's disease

July 16, 2014

Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks. more »»

Commercial shipment arrives at space station

July 16, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted a fresh delivery of goods Wednesday. more »»

NYC mayor's plan for rail strike? He's outta here

July 16, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The city's tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad juxtapose... more »»

Appeals court to take up Missouri execution case

July 16, 2014

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A last-minute stay from a federal judge has put a Missouri inmate's execution temporarily on hold. more »»

North Texas city rejects partial fracking ban

July 16, 2014

DENTON, Texas (AP) — The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban... more »»

Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

July 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. more »»

2 Utah ex-attorneys general charged with bribery

July 16, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As candidates for attorney general, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow vowed to root out fraud and uphold the laws of Utah with the highest integrity. more »»

California seeks to send message to water-wasters

July 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Reservoirs are running dry, the Capitol's lawn has turned brown, and farmers have left hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted. more »»

 
 

 

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