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Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's collection includes people walking along a beach in Santa...
BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said. Glenn Adam Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation's worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant's reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of dollars in penalties...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that BP's reckless conduct resulted in the nation's worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Thursday could nearly quadruple the amount of...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A routine experiment designed to help children understand tornadoes erupted in a chemical flash at a Nevada museum, injuring 13, including children who suffered acid burns on their hands, arms and faces. Emergency crews responded to a report of a possible...
BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with aggravated murder Thursday in the slayings of four men who were found beaten in separate homes earlier this week. Donald Hoffman had been in custody since Tuesday. The charges against the 41-year-old were announced during what...
BUCYRUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man was charged with aggravated murder Thursday in the slayings of four men who were found beaten in separate homes earlier this week. Donald Hoffman had been in custody since Tuesday. The charges against the 41-year-old were announced during what...
NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus (dred-NAW'-tuss), which means "fearing nothing." Scientists hope its unusually well-preserved bones will help reveal secrets about some of the largest...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A Rochester police officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city's police force to be killed in the line of duty since 1959, officials said Thursday. The officer was shot just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday,...