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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. But the bonuses were ill-gotten because the former captain never actually referred any...
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said Monday. The...
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation's high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cruise ship docked in California on Sunday after 172 people on board fell ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Some of the more than 4,100 people aboard the Crown...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform was pushed onto the tracks Sunday morning by another man and was struck and killed by an oncoming train, police said. The assailant fled. Police said an unidentified man pushed 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok of...
NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring that was ordered for people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries, U.S. health officials said Sunday. Mali is not suffering widespread Ebola illnesses. But federal officials are...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say travelers from Mali will be subject to the same screening and monitoring as people arriving from three other Ebola-affected countries. Mali is not suffering widespread Ebola illnesses. But federal officials are growing increasingly...
CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. A large study found that continuing for another 18 months lowers the risk of heart attacks, clots and other...