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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation. Beginning this month, all 400 employees at Port Columbus International Airport will view a 30-minute...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Capitol Hill hearing Thursday when asked about his jacking up of drug prices, then promptly went on Twitter and insulted his questioners as "imbeciles." The brash, 32-year-old...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he...
DALLAS (AP) — Almost every top official in a remote South Texas city was arrested Thursday under a detailed federal indictment that accuses them of taking kickbacks from contractors and sending city workers to help an illegal gambling operator nicknamed "Mr. T." Crystal City's...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl. Zoo spokeswoman Erica Hansen says a 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-mache Panthers helmet. Hansen...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on charges against two Virginia Tech students in the death of a 13-year-old girl (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The parents of one of two Virginia Tech students charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl gave emotional testimony during her bail...
WEST TOPSHAM, Vt. (AP) — A winter thaw in the Northeast with above freezing temperatures has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the maple syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who chose to tap trees early. "It's too damn early for...
NEW YORK (AP) — The SS United States, an ocean liner bigger than the Titanic that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds, may one day sail again. Crystal Cruises luxury travel company announced plans Thursday to overhaul the ship at a cost of at least $700...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on charges against two Virginia Tech students in the death of a 13-year-old girl (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Virginia Tech student who is charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl was a cutter as early as eighth grade, was taking medication...