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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans don't know a lot about the Zika virus that is linked to birth defects and creeping steadily closer to the U.S., according to a new poll that found about 4 in 10 say they've heard little to nothing about the mosquito-borne threat. Even among people who...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room. It's a technology demo meant to pave the way for moon bases and Mars expeditions, as well as orbiting outposts catering to scientists and tourists. Bigelow...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As the U.S. Air Force prepared to roll out a new sexual assault prevention strategy, it sent a delegation to Connecticut College, a small liberal arts school that introduced the same program several years earlier. The visit last month — including...
ATLANTA (AP) — Severe weather rolled through Alabama, Georgia and Florida overnight with a suspected tornado injuring several people in southwest Georgia, authorities said Thursday. Two people were seriously injured when a trailer home was destroyed in Dickey, in Calhoun County...
Massachusetts prosecutors say Michelle Carter sent her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, dozens of text messages urging him to take his own life. Carter's lawyer says she tried repeatedly to talk him out of it and only began to support the plan when it became clear he would not change...
BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has been asked to dismiss a manslaughter case against a teenager accused of sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to kill himself. Michelle Carter is awaiting trial in the 2014 death of Conrad Roy III...
LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Two men, including one who was arrested for murder but found not competent to stand trial, have escaped from a psychiatric facility in Washington state and authorities are warning they pose a danger to others. Lakewood police say 28-year-old Anthony Garver...
ATLANTA (AP) — Severe weather rolled through Alabama and Georgia overnight with a suspected tornado injuring several people in southwest Georgia, authorities said early Thursday. Two people were seriously injured when a trailer home was destroyed in Dickey, in Calhoun County,...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Every Friday during the Alaska legislative session, a growing group of state lawmakers trades suit coats and sweater sets for a loose-fitting traditional Alaska Native garment commonly called a kuspuk (KUH'-spuhk). The kuspuk cuts vary almost as much as the...