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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker during a trip to the New England Aquarium with his daughter. Four years later, a robotic ray that swims toward light has made the...
HOUSTON (AP) — Diana Villenas begins her pitch in English, but switches to Spanish if she gets blank stares, which happens often. It's a tough sell in any language. "Are you registered to vote?" asks the 21-year-old environmental studies student at St. Thomas University in...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can't vote, aren't registered to vote, or...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 20-year-old man was shot to death while playing "Pokemon Go" at a tourist attraction along San Francisco's waterfront, authorities and a family friend said on Sunday. Calvin Riley was shot Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A college student has been shot to death while playing "Pokemon Go" at a tourist attraction in San Francisco. Authorities say 20-year-old Calvin Riley was shot Saturday night by an unknown assailant at Aquatic Park near Ghiradelli Square. The U.S. Park...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mother of an 18-year-old man who was one of two skydivers who died plummeting into a northern California vineyard said her son was jumping for the first time. Francine Salazar told a newspaper Sunday that she accompanied her son Tyler Turner to the Lodi...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy died Sunday on a Kansas water slide that is billed as the world's largest, according to officials. Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Cameron Morgan said the boy died at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, which is located about 15...
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's coverage of the Rio Olympics on Sunday included controversy over a commentator comment and some harrowing video of the treacherous cycling road race. A look at the Rio Olympics through a media lens: SECOND THOUGHTS: "With live TV," NBC swimming commentator...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Randy Budd, the husband of an Ohio schoolteacher critically injured when a rock was dropped on her car from a highway overpass has died. He was 55. Budd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at his Uniontown, Ohio, home late...