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  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who vie ...
    NEW: April 23, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • U.S. weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history an ...
    NEW: April 23, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • South Korea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pr ...
    UPDATED: April 23, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has help ...
    UPDATED: April 23, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Michigan man among first in U.S. to get 'bionic eye'

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed ...
    UPDATED: April 23, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their col ...
    UPDATED: April 23, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Affirmative ban OK, Supreme Court says

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissi ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it’s time to stop ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) – As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:27 pm
  • Lower-income teens aren’t getting enough sleep, researchers say

    African-American high school students and boys in low- to middle-income families reported short, fragmented sleep, and that could play a role in their ...
    April 22, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Butter’s comeback is churning big sales

    From dairy giant Land O’Lakes to tiny creameries, the butter business is booming.Per capita U.S. but ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • U.S. will stand by Ukraine in face of Russian aggression, Biden says

    KIEV, Ukraine — The United States will stand by Ukrainians against Russian aggression that threatens their nation’s sovereignty and territorial integr ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • More than 1,100 migrants intercepted off Italy in 48 hours

    ROME — The Italian navy said Tuesday that it picked up 1,149 migrants in the southern Mediterranean over the previous 48 hours, as Rome issued a fresh ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them i ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:53 am

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