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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The jailed Virginia lawmaker who won a special election following his sex-scandal conviction has been sworn back into office. Del. Joseph D. Morrissey was sworn in Wednesday in front of a group of reporters at his new legislative office on Capitol Square...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant. "No...
Armed with a new state law, pro-gun groups are rapidly scaling up their attack on municipal firearms ordinances in Pennsylvania, with the National Rifle Association filing suit over gun-control measures in three cities. The cities of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster have "...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA evacuated astronauts from its side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. Officials later said a false sensor reading or computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than an actual...
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers in California now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide under heightened regulations designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near the fields where it is used. The restrictions target chloropicrin...
The IRS is cutting taxpayer services to historically low levels just as President Barack Obama's health law will make filing a federal tax return more complicated for millions of families. Got a question for IRS? Good luck reaching someone by phone. The tax agency says only half...
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink at a country club or shooting him, according to court documents. A grand jury indictment filed...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Financial problems plaguing Caesars Entertainment and its casino empire have the company considering a trip to bankruptcy court, possibly as early as Thursday. It doesn't necessarily signal the end of this faux Roman Empire, though. If all goes according to the...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics Co. started selling a $90 smartphone in India on Wednesday that runs on the company's Tizen software, its first major break from Google's Android operating system in the mobile phone market. The Samsung Z1 went on sale for 5,700...