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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Capt. Derek Herrera wanted to remain on active duty after a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan left him paralyzed two years ago. Now he plans to retire from the Marine Corps, but not before walking across a stage with robotic leg braces to receive a Bronze Star...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to own the device that was...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas panel has approved 89 history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America's second-largest state, after one top publisher withdrew a book. The Republican-controlled State Board of Education voted along party lines 10-5 Friday,...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ed Magee, a spokesman for Bob McCulloch, sent an email to media...
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — Scattered California storms triggered mudslides in Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire and dumped about an inch of much-needed rain in the San Francisco Bay Area. A vehicle was half-submerged by a 4-foot-high debris flow that filled a...
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an unarmed 28-year-old man coming out of his girlfriend's Brooklyn apartment was fatally shot by a rookie cop in a darkened stairwell in a likely accident. Police Commissioner William Bratton says the officer appears to have accidentally fired...
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) — Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there. The 93-year-old Birmingham woman is celebrating 75 years as an employee of the family-owned Bromberg & Co., which dates to 1836 and is...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects. The study comes as the Obama...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One of the nation's largest publishers has withdrawn a high school government textbook up for approval in Texas amid criticism that state curriculums exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Friday that its book...