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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal jury has concluded that a Maine activist who publicized sexual abuse accusations against a Haiti orphanage founder defamed the man and a charity, awarding more than $14 million in damages. The jury ruled against Paul Kendrick on Thursday even...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials say systemic problems caused an Army facility to accidentally send live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade. At a press briefing Thursday, Pentagon officials said half the lots of anthrax produced at the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exercise may do more than keep a healthy brain fit: New research suggests working up a good sweat may also offer some help once memory starts to slide— and even improve life for people with Alzheimer's. The effects were modest, but a series of studies reported...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have identified a "close cousin" to Earth that's orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life. The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope. "It is the closest thing that we...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life. The researchers announced their discovery Thursday based on observations from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This older, bigger cousin to Earth is called...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An officer dropped a nightstick during a struggle with a homeless man who was shot to death by police on Los Angeles' Skid Row, and the woman who picked it up now faces an assault charge that could send her to prison for 25 years to life. The March shooting...
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Yvonne Peach was up late posting a new special on the website for her historic Yuma hotel. The deal — $159 for two nights at the Historic Coronado Motor Hotel plus a $25 dinner gift card — was aimed at the steady stream of drivers passing through the desert...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest in a hearing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting on the agreement the United States and five other world powers struck this month with Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions (...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest in a hearing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is conducting on the agreement the United States and five other world powers struck this month with Iran to rein in its nuclear weapons program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions (...