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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare, the durable, heat-resistant ceramic glass used since the 1950s to make millions upon millions of baked lasagnas, tuna casseroles and other potluck-dinner dishes...
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year. Preliminary results from studies found that AstraZeneca's FluMist had little or no effect against...
Berkeley, California voters became the first in the country to approve taxing sodas to curb consumption, after costly campaigns by the soda industry helped defeat similar taxes in more than 30 other cities and states in recent years.
A Pennsylvania couple went car shopping, bought pizza and took a nap as her unresponsive 3-year-old son lay dying after weeks of relentless torture that included being hung upside down and beaten, officials said Thursday. Jillian Tait, 31, and Gary Lee Fellenbaum, 23, were...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's biggest test flight in years remains on track for next month, despite last week's space-related accidents. Officials said Thursday everything looks good for the Dec. 4 launch of NASA's new Orion capsule. This one will not carry a crew. Future...
It wasn’t the slaughter of innocent women and children, the $150-per-month in wages or the strict rules enforced by torture and death that prompted Abu Almouthanna to desert the Islamic State army. It was the endless killing -- ordered by his Islamic State “emir” -- of like-...
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The molded plastic must-haves for generations of pretend soldiers were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and bubbles. The trio of toys...
NEW YORK (AP) — Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors. Gaping security holes at the city's Rikers Island jail...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic school teacher in Kentucky was told to take a leave of absence for 21 days when she returned from a mission trip to Kenya, even though the country is thousands of miles from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz...