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PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — Health officials say five children under age 1 who attend the same suburban Chicago day care have been diagnosed with measles. The Illinois and Cook County health department said Thursday that lab tests confirmed measles in two children who attend...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina said shots were fired at its new School of Public Health in a busy section of downtown Columbia on Thursday afternoon. The school issued two alerts on the shooting via its emergency system and Twitter directing people to...
NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of killing his hedge-fund founder father over an argument about a cut in his allowance pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder. Tommy Gilbert, 30, appeared briefly in court in an oversized orange jumpsuit. Authorities say Gilbert shot his father —...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground...
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, has improperly given oil companies more than 2,500 permits to inject production fluids and oilfield waste into underground water supplies that are used for drinking water or irrigation, state...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amy Pascal will step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and head of the film studio, nearly three months after a massive hack hit the company and revealed embarrassing emails. Pascal, one of the most powerful women in Hollywood and the force...
NEW YORK (AP) — For many years, black Americans infected with the AIDS virus have died at much higher rates than whites or Hispanics. But the gap appears to be closing. A new government report out Thursday says the death rate for blacks with HIV dropped 28 percent over five...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say the U.S. has moved search-and-rescue aircraft closer to the battlefields in recent days in Syria and Iraq. The move is intended to bolster the confidence of American and allied pilots that they won't suffer the fate of the downed Jordanian...
WASHINGTON (AP) — From food safety to tobacco and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration, an agency that had often been seen as ineffective. After nearly six years on the job, Hamburg announced her...