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HOOD CANAL, Wash. (AP) — A team of scientists is investigating whether growing seaweed can reduce carbon dioxide levels in the inland marine waters of Puget Sound. They're hoping to find a strategy to ease the local effects of ocean acidification — when seas absorb carbon...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs in denying or delaying services to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves filed an order overnight in two lawsuits blocking...
DENVER (AP) — A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say. The falsified data from...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say their breath test machines have been recalibrated and returned to service after discovering they were improperly calibrated. Private attorney Joseph Kelley, who notified police of the issue on Wednesday, says he estimates between 500...
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says an 8-year-old boy who fell into a pool on a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey and nearly drowned is in critical condition. Coast Guard Senior Chief Steven Allard tells the New York Daily News that the boy had been in the water...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Still seething from the cancellation of its members' health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago, Atlantic City's main casino workers union said early Friday it will go on strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino. Local 54 of the Unite-...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found. The centuries-old practice can be a visible, public...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly every day somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes is flying low, ordered to half-staff in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect. An Associated Press analysis of proclamations from 50 state governors and the federal...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — At Mehuron's Supermarket in Waitsfield, Vermont, manager Bruce Hyde Jr. said he and his team support and are ready for the state's new law requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. But uncertainties abound. Mehuron's and other markets...