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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics who unapologetically spoke of his strong spiritual faith, has died. He was 99. Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, where Townes was a professor emeritus who...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State's president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as "not useful to make decisions." Eric Barron told The...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday after opponents said the move would belittle Southern heritage. The proposal...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner on Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo. Ohio authorities had already seized the animals and were...
PHOENIX (AP) — A measles outbreak in Arizona that originated at California's Disney parks is at risk of dramatically increasing in size as health officials keep tabs on 1,000 people in the state's most populous areas. The number includes nearly 200 children who could have been...
NEW YORK (AP) — For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices. The world's biggest online social network said...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The owners of a $4 million mansion that burned to the ground in suburban Cincinnati last year are suing their insurance company for almost $60 million, saying it didn't honor their claims. Court documents show homeowners Jeffrey and Maria Decker sued Warren,...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Only a few hundred miles and less than two days stand in the way of the international team piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon in a bid to break a pair of major records. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Executions are again on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state's request to postpone lethal injections while justices review a challenge over the use of a particular sedative. The court on Wednesday ordered Oklahoma to halt lethal...