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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a movie theater in Lousiana on Thursday night, killing at least one person and injuring at least six others before shooting himself, officials said. The shooting took place at the Grand Theatre in the city of Lafayette, said Clay...
(CNN) - Police in Lafayette, Louisiana, say they responded Thursday night to a report of a shooting at the Grand 16 Theatre. "We think the shooter is deceased," Police Chief Jim Craft said, according to CNN affiliate KATC. "Right now we're in the middle of sorting this out." The...
NEW YORK (AP) — Pentagon officials released a report Thursday detailing recurring problems at an Army bioterror facility that accidentally sent live anthrax to other labs for more than a decade. At a press briefing in Washington, military officials said half the lots of anthrax...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over sweet and salty: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too. But it's nowhere near as delicious as it sounds. They propose expanding our taste palate to include fat along with sweet, salty, bitter, sour and relative newcomer umami...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal court officers have recommended a sentence of life in prison for a peanut company executive convicted of selling salmonella-tainted food, a move that attorneys on both sides called "unprecedented" for a food-poisoning case. The potential life...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal court officers are recommending what attorneys are calling an "unprecedented" sentence of life in prison for a peanut executive convicted in a salmonella-poisoning case. Former Peanut Corporation of American owner Stewart Parnell was convicted last...
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...